Hey guys, I have here my latest little journal:
I made the inside pages entirely out of waste tissue boxes yay!
I was given a challenge many many moons ago now by my online chum Angela (aka BritChickNY) to make a journal out of tissue boxes, and although I recently made this journal out of them I didn't feel like I'd fulfilled the challenge as it wasn't hand bound. Well now it is, and now I feel like I have, and I LOVE all of the patterns and pictures the tissues boxes have given the insides of my new journal. The outside is made of recycled packaging board too, with just some pattern paper to decorate.
The journal features a little bit in a video I made yesterday too about different paper choices and the necessity (or not) of gessoing. It's a video response to many questions I've been asked lately on what papers I prefer and if I gesso. In the video I discuss & show paper weights from lightweight drawing paper to heavyweight watercolour paper and show examples of wet media art work done of them & then I discuss the requirement of gessoing.
I realise it's a bit of a newbie video and not for everybody but I hope it answers your question if you have asked me one recently on this subject (which I'm trying to get round, along with my substantial inbox so please bear with if you've contacted, but not heard from me yet) Much love, JB xxx