Monday, May 14, 2007

Another Journal

Finished another journal at the weekend.
When I made the first one I made loads of notes on the techniques I wanted to improve on, so although I am still not where I want to be with these journals, the finish on this one is a definite improvement on the first.


I used the fabric which I dyed a couple of weeks ago when I was so inspired by Jane Dunnewolds DVD's. The cover is made from a linen fabric. The spine and decoration on the front are cottons and the slashed piece is muslin. I used felt tip pen to 'doodle' on the cotton before stitching down.


The lining is also cotton which I have started to 'doodle' on, again with felt tip pens.

The pages were painted with watercolour paints.


Close up of the rag rug spine.


Have made a start already on journal number three. These are really fun to do.

29 comments:

Anna Nowicki said...

This is really beautiful. I now know what is 'wrong' with my art - I have not dyed any fabric for ages! I have been relying on a rather large stock of fabric acquired from friends and relatives but not much of it dyeable!! THANKS

Leanne Hurren said...

Oh this is absolutely gorgeous Lynda. I wish I had some of your energy - all I did yesterday was curl up on the sofa with a book! I;m going to try some of Traci's doodling later!

Susan D said...

What gorgeous juicy colours you've used. I can see that this is something else to add to my ever increasing list of things to try.

Angelcat said...

This is just beautiful Lynda! You always do such fabulous work.

Joanna van said...

I LOVE these journals! And, these papers are so nifty inside. You are just too inspiring Lynda. I think I need to bottle up some Creativity ala Lynda and sell it for millions.

Joanna

StegArt said...

Wow! Another tremendous journal. I love the doodle flowers. Where can I get my Creativity a la Lynda potion?

Micki said...

This is fabulous. I asked Carol if you and she could send some of your mojo magic to me. I really could use it. ;-)

Waltraud said...

What a funny creative power.Well done!

Barbara said...

Fantastic!!i love the colours! how do you keep the pages inside?

Carol said...

Oh I love it, the colours glow, it has worked out fabulous, I am still looking at my papers, hehe

MargaretR said...

I want some of that potion too plese. These journals are so inspiring Lynda.

Sue B said...

Lynda I love this new direction that you're working in, these journals are really very cool.

Alis said...

Fabulous. I love the colour, it zings and your doodles are just great.
Hugs, Alis

Fran├žoise said...

It's beautiful Lynda!
The colour is gorgeous, and the texture, and the drawing, and...
Oh, I'm going back to my sewing table! My fingers are itching...

Debbi B said...

Hi Lynda - I thought the first journal was fantastic but this is even more gorgeous! Love the depth of the colours. The frothy spine really sets it off. Debbi B

Carol said...

Stunning again Lynda and you can see the enjoyment you are having spilling out onto the pages. Well done you.

Nancilyn said...

Kudos! You are amazing, brilliant, awesome and obviously disciplined and dedicated. I'm inspired -- as always.

Helen in the UK said...

Another beauty :)

Annica said...

Beautiful work Lynda! I love the yellow-orange colour! Gorgeous!

SuZ said...

WoWzy !!!

Doreen G said...

Fantastic Lynda as usual--I love the colour such zing.

Dianne said...

Lynda, this is just gorgeous!!! I wanna play with it....

Carol said...

Wow! I love this it's stunning. Beautiful colours too.

Jo Wholohan said...

Amazing, just stunning, you do wonderful work. What is the textured peice down the right side???

Momo said...

Really wonderful work! I love the border with the open edges. (hoping this is correct english ;-))

Fiona said...

catching up with posts. These journals are wonderful! think I'll get DVD. Your work is very beautiful. always inspirational.

Dotee said...

Lynda, I love visiting your blog...
There is always so much inspiration to be found...
Orange is one of my all time favorite colors so I love this! Gorgeous work as usual.

sammy said...

this is a awesome journal... I love the bright colors you used! What a fun project...

Nancilyn said...

I never thought much of making a decorative journal until I saw this one. It is gorgeous!!! I will have to come up with something, however, for the bead journal project I signed on for. sigh.