Somehow I found this flickr group and played along with Roc's prompts in 2011. I think I started in May or June, but gradually went back and did the previous months until I had a whole year.
I'm not sure why I like hers as opposed to the myriad other prompt blogs/sites/groups, but I do. The first year, I did them in a makeshift journal, interspersed with misc other pages.
In 2012, I made a dedicated journal which I liked much better (when I could find the darn thing! must tidy studio more often...).
Coptic is a cool stitch and simply requires a bit of paying attention which I was mostly doing lol.
The covers are heavy commercial wallpaper that I liberated from work. There's a roll of it upstairs that's probably six feet tall by many, many yards.
|inside front cover|
I covered one side in gel medium and torn up book pages, then did some stitching. The back cover is just random doodle stitching in tan thread.
|inside back cover|
I put grommets in the cover holes since I was a bit concerned about the holes getting loose over time.
The pages are Arches cream watercolor paper of some unknown type and weight given to me by a friend, but they're quite heavy so maybe 140lb.
I'm quite pleased with the final product.