I already posted about the duct tape journal I made for this swap. Here is the one I received. It was made by Malinda J, primarily a jewelry maker, who really cut loose for this swap. Every page is hand painted in a marvelous variety of colors and techniques.
The paint is smeared, scraped, swirled, brushed, and I don't even know what else. Then she did some random stamping, stenciling, splattering, and splushing.
I L.O.V.E. this journal. I can do every single technique she did, but when someone else does it, it's so much more interesting than your own work, at least for me. I love swaps for that reason. Sometimes you get schlock back, and sometimes you hit the jackpot, like I did this time.
|Love the left hand page a LOT.|
I'm using it for my calendar journal, a la The Kathryn Wheel, that I wrote about in this post.
|This is a lovely spread, isn't it?|
|To the left is the inside of the old book cover I added, and the|
great pink paisley duct tape I used for the spine.
The leaves are from a recent dog walk around the block.
|The cover I made. Love the fancy worn corners.|
The ribbons stick out to the left normally.
I laid them over the cover when I put it
on the scanner.