Pen and Ink...and maybe some paint

Monday, April 16, 2012

A beginning for my scripture journal...

As I'm reading through Galatians I see many scriptures I'd like to write about in my journal...but first I need a journal! I've already removed pages from this copy of Barchester Towers in preparation for making an altered book, so I'm going to use it for my journal. .
Rather than putting gesso on all of the pages I'm going to write my scriptures and thoughts on old pieces of paper from a 1905 copy of A Child's Garden of Verses which I dismantled earlier. (How could I tear these two books apart?? you may ask. The Garden of Verses was in very bad shape and falling apart already. I posted earlier about saving the cover to make an art folder out of. I'm also saving the colored prints and some of the poems for other projects. The copy of Barchester Towers was a nice one, but I see copies of it at the library book sale all the time, so I can easily get another to read, though I'm not sure it's my cup of tea anyway. This one was nice, with a sewn binding that will work for an altered book. I've taken some of the old blank pages from The Child's Garden of Verses and (between sneezes) painted some watercolors on them. When these dry I'll try writing on them. These pieces of paper I will then cut to size and paste into the journal. This will leave the text in the altered book still exposed and I will either draw or paint over that. I'm not sure how it will turn out, but it will certainly be an experience! :D
The paper to the far left is curling and behaving differently than the other two, so I'm not sure if I'll use it. Oh, and here's how my zentangle is coming along!
I'm enjoying listening to my YouTube favorites list while I do art. Ah, this is the life!

Shalom to all who visit here! :)


  1. I have a half started (or should I say "barely almost started") journal... You are inspiring me to do something to it. Will be part of my list now :o)
    I see the pictures of your babies.... miss mi kids at that age! They are so much fun, enjoy them and take tons of pics because they sure grow fast :oS

    1. Glad you're inspired to join me in getting a journal going! :)

      The baby pics on my blog are actually my grandkiddos. I know what you mean though-they do grow up fast! I have 12 grandchildren and Audrey is the only one who lives near. (In fact she and my daughter and son-in-law live with us at the moment.) So pictures are all we have of most of our grands. I'm also enjoying my kids growing into adults and seeing where they go in life. They get more wonderful as the years pass!

      Thanks for stopping by! :)

  2. What an interesting process. Am wondering how you attach finis,he'd pages into the book backing. I want to see more!

  3. I followed you home, ha ha.Thankyou so much for visiting me, you and I have so much in common, I love the book you're making, its a lot of work isn't it, mineis a little messy but I will get better at it, your blog is beautiful as is your family.Have a wonderful weekend!


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