I have been working, on and off, on this journal for over a year now. When I first made it I covered the front and back covers with some Gelli prints I made quite awhile ago, but have not been very happy with it.
I ended up just leaving it and kept hoping something would come to me, which it hasn't until now. I really enjoyed the last several journal pages I made in this journal (see previous blog post) and figured that style would work well, but I wanted a focal point. Last week my new friend, Brenda Ball-Wood, shared a fabulous paper punch with an octopus. It was too small for the cover and the proportions weren't right, so I scanned it and edited it until it was exactly what I needed. Then I made a stencil (and mask) of it. I'm pretty happy with the results ... just goes to show "Good things come to those who wait".