Thursday, 19 March 2015

Handmade art journals


I love handmade art journals! I am not as keen about making them as I am working in them. I do it because I love the results. The ultimate custom work for your own needs is pretty hard to beat.

This first one was inspired by a pad of beautiful Italian paper I bought in a pad. It is a lovely ivory colour and has a deckled edge. I simply folded it in half and used the full size of the sheet.


I painted the outside sheet of each signature with my Gelli plate in fresh spring colours and used the Coptic stitch to bind it. The covers are birch panels from the art store and it was also painted with the Gelli plate.







This journal is made to explore using Yupo. Yupo is a synthetic paper made from resin. The cover is actually Terraskin which is a similar paper made from limestone and resin only thicker.  This cover was also painted using my trusty Gelli plate. The strap is just a left over scrap of the Terraskin. I used the long stitch binding method for this journal.


8 comments:

Caterina Giglio said...

beautiful work, Patti, and your blog is great, I will put you on my side bar..

Patti Sandham said...

Thanks so much Caterina!

lizzie said...

You did a fabulous job on both of these journals in spite of the fact that making them is not your favourite part.

Patti Sandham said...

thank you Liz, coming from a book maker like yourself that means a lot. :)

Cheers

Brian Lapsley said...

Patti ~ I'm not sure why I'm just now finding your blog...but I love it. Cheers!

Patti Sandham said...

Thanks Brian! It is cool to see all of a persons art consolidated into one spot.

Cheers

Karine Swenson said...

Hi Patti, Your blog is great and I love your handmade journals.

Patti Sandham said...

Thanks Karine Swenson! And for taking the time to comment. :)

Cheers Patti