Tuesday, April 5, 2016

Wanderlust Class - Inspiration Art Journal

Week 10 of the year long Wanderlust classes I have signed up for (see side bar) was a class by Karen Michel called "Inspiration- Art Journal". And here is the journal I created from the class.
The pages inside - all different sizes and some have tags stapled onto them
Wrinkled seam tape knotted on the binding cord.
I can't tell you exactly how I made it - as it is from a class - but it involves taking apart an old book, using Mod Podge and cloth material to cover - and creating pages to re-bind inside your book.  Here are photos I took along my creative way:
I'm not sure what I'm going to use my Inspiration Journal for yet -  but it's ready for me when I figure it out!

I absolutely love the colors and patterns on this beautiful cloth that I purchased at Joann Fabric.  I really didn't need to add anything to it - but wanted some kind of title on my journal - and so adhered these Tim Holtz Alpha Parts Phrases that I highlighted with some Cracked Pistachio Distress Paint.

I am learning so many creative things from the Wanderlust Classes -  things I wouldn't be doing if left to my own devices - things I thought I wouldn't be interested in are making me stretch!
You can still join in on the classes - enrollment goes through July - all the classes are on video so you can view them and create from them at your own pace.  Check it all out here:

I'm also linking my journal to:
Anything But Cute: Challenge Earth Day
Recycled book, beautiful floral material


Sue Lelli said...

What a GORGEOUS journal!

Brenda Brown said...

Fabulous Julia, love it xxx

Samra said...

Beautifully done Julia!!!
Thank you so much for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute!
Samra DT
Paper Talk with Samra

Vicki Dutcher said...

Gosh its been so long you have changed your blog header! [Looks fabulous] -- however, your book. TO DIE FOR! Absolutely amazing with the color combo and design - yep for sure an inspired piece!

Pamellia said...

Holy cow Julia, what a stunning project!! I love that you recycled your book and oh boy, you sure gave it a stunning transformation! Your colours are brilliant and there are so many wonderful details included! Just amazing!!

Thank you so much for joining us at Anything But Cute for our 'Earth Day' challenge! Hugs, Pamellia DT :)

Sharli Schaitberger said...

WOW! That is just stunning! I love that you re-purposed an old book into a new art journal! It's so amazing I'm not sure I'd be able to put anything into it - for fear of ruining the effect! LOL
Very impressive!

Redanne said...

You have done a brilliant job Julia, the fabric is particularly beautiful and I just love the pages you created. I don't think I could use it though, I would just have to keep it out to look at! Hugs, Anne xx

Redanne said...

Oops, forgot to thank you for joining in our challenge at Anything But Cute this month too. Hugs, Anne xx

Tracey McNeely said...

This is so incredible Julia! It looks so professional and what a labor of love! I am sure you will find something amazing to do with it!

Anne Harada said...

Julia I'm speechless! What a show piece - every page a fabulous creation! I love your mixed media work, there's just no end to your creativity. Blessings and hugs my friend!!

Pawsitively Creative said...

Well it sure looks like you are having a Wonderlust good time! This is a spectacular design with so many tummy goodies! Awesome sauce cover and color choice. The fabric you used is perfect for this book. I'm with you and would have a hard time using it.

Thanks for joining our "Earth Day" challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugz. ~Niki DT

Annette Allen said...

totally fabulous art journal.. i love all those amazing colors

Loll said...

Very cool project Julia. Your journal looks amazing. I hope you'll share once you start using it. xx

Lee-Anne said...

You've certainly put your Wanderlust class to good use, Julia! Your art journal is absolutely amazing! Fabulous colors!

Juliz Design Post said...

Wow Julia, I love how you have altered this book and I agree the material is lovely. Looks like you are thoroughly enjoying these online classes.
Julie x

sarascloset said...

Julia, your altered book is truly a work of art, and so exquisitely finished! What a fabulous fabric choice and quote on the cover! Thank you for joining our Earth Day challenge at Anything but Cute and telling us what inspired you from Samra's mood board. Hugs! Sara Emily DT

PS Thank you for popping by my blog and leaving your amazing comment! I really appreciate it!

Jenny Marples said...

Truly superb Julia! I agree with Sara, this is exquisite xx

Little Artbee said...

Wonderful Art Book, well done. It looks amazing.

Cec said...

Absolutely gorgeous. The fabric for the cover screams Earth Day. Thanks for joining us at Anything But Cute.

Vintagehandmade said...

Stunning project, Julia! What a super cool transformation of your book with fabulous color choice and so many awesome elements! A brilliant piece of art!
Thank you so much for joining in our Earth Day challenge at Anything But Cute! Hugs! Branka DT xx