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Journaling Book

Before I start something new I decided to show a journalling book that I started last year … the precise date is 14th April 2013.  Impressed that I can remember making it, cheated really, if you look at the first pic you can see that Neil Walker signed the page for me.

Met Neil  the day before at Ally Pally (Saturday, 13th April 2013) and I loved his displayed work so we got talking.  He mentioned he was doing a workshop at The Craft Barn the next day and as it is not far from where my son lives my crafty friend and I went.  At the end of the workshop I asked if he would sign my page.

We covered so many fab techniques including using a credit card with paints, spreading paint with a palette knife, doodling among many others.

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It helps to sign and date your journaling pages because you can look back and see where the journey started and where it is going.

Also I know that maybe Amber or Lauren will love these books sometime in the future (says she) and to have the date when grandma made it will be a talking point.

Made these two pages, in the same book, on 12th May 2014 (over a year later) with the usual painting, stamping, molding paste, stencilling, paper napkins and inks.  This even has some gold embossing on it.

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Signed and dated in the bottom left hand corner the next page is the top left hand corner.  Just find a space and away you go!!!

Finished quite a few pages in the book and have taken photos so guess what you will be seeing over the next few days!!!

Shirl

7 Responses to “Journaling Book”

  1. Pat says:

    Hi shirl I remember that day well in the craft barn it was a great day love your book love mine to from your crafty friend

  2. Irene Chillman says:

    Brilliant, as usual Shirl. Loving all your Journals.
    Irene xx

  3. coco says:

    Hi Shirl, both pages using the same techniques at a year of interval are equally gorgeous, although in a very different style lol! Really love both.. I can’t choose as I seriously do appreciate several styles!! Hugs, Coco xx

  4. Silvia says:

    Wow-wow-wow Shirley, these pages are amazing. Love the soft colors.

  5. butterfly says:

    Lovely pages – the NW one is so fresh and pretty, really different for you, and then back to gorgeous vintage deliciousness in the others… Love that image of the chic couple at the cafe table – I’m guessing that’s one of the napkins… Fantastic pages all round!
    Alison xx

  6. Love the idea of doing a journal – someday! – yours looks fantastic, very feminine and cleverly designed. Looking forward to seeing more now. Jenny x

  7. Avril says:

    More gorgeous pages Shirley, love the soft colours with these images.
    Avril xx

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