There are many tutorials out there on how to make a hard cover book but it took me a long time to make "the perfect corner" so I did this one focusing on this particular topic. With this technique you can make albums, books, journals and much more. For the cover you can use several materials such as fabric, leather, paper, etc.
I'm sure all of us need many boxes, drawers and other stuff to keep organized tons of materials we have been collecting over the years. For me, folders are super necessary to organize my painted papers and all the bits and pieces I save to make collages.
I painted the manila folder (jacket) with various reds and oranges, then I glued the collage sheets I did separately .
I was inspired by Christy Sobolewski to make this journal page out of collaged manila tags, (#tagology). It was a lot of fun because I love collages and making several at once in a small surface is so much easier.
Sometimes while creating I find myself thinking out of the box and this time I was going to make a wonky town but that huge tree came to my mind and I finally did like a forest town, totally unexpected!!
I have to confess I'm not sure I like it but I spent so much time with the butterflies, doodling, stamping, etc. that I decided to post it.
For this collage I started the background with Pan Pastels and a stencil. After I have completed it, I started to journal everywhere what really came to my mind (I rarely journal). Later on I decided to collage and paint over those phrases, I wouldn't be ashamed if something is legible right now, I wrote about the piece and how I felt doing it but I really don't like my handwriting.
The paper I used as in almost all my collages are mainly Gelli prints and this time I used mostly magazines to print on.