Welcome back! I hope you are having a wonderful week!
I have had a few questions about my magazine art journal the past few days, so here we go! First of all, I cannot take any credit for this idea. Over a year ago I saw someone use a magazine for an art journal so I bought a UK Glamour at the airport because it was a cute 6x8 size. I left it on my shelf for awhile until my wonderful friend Joyce (you can see her work linked to that post) showed us her huge daily journal that was made out of two magazines and a bunch of regular lined paper.
I have always liked to write in a journal, but since Art Journaling I have been doing very little of it. I could not get used to plain old writing, even in a fancy journal. A litght bulb went off when I saw Joyce with hers. I could combine the writing and some art!!
Joyce showed us how to incorporate lined paper as signatures into the journal using white glue and tape. Yes, the binding of the magazine takes a beating, but I love the rough look! As you can see from the first picture I used a pretty duct tape along the binding after covering with a cool faux snake skin paper, the duct tape really helps the spine expand.
I am having fun in this journal, creating a mess and trying new things, and writing a whole bunch in between!
Have a wonderful day!