These are PAGES IN PROGRESS (aka not finished LOL) but I wanted to show you a little bit of my hand bound mixed media art journal that I made, and am extremely happy with, thanks to Effy the Wild at Wild Art Studios.
I bought a half yard of muslin, which can be used to make several journals of different sizes and applied white Gesso to both sides of the piece that I cut for my journal. After that dried, I painted it with acrylic paint in a beige color and added embellishments. I figured that I could add things as I go along.
I then made my folios and bound my journal according to the instructions in the video. I used Strathmore vellum surface mixed media Best series 400 paper (which I am now addicted to) and thick scrapbooking thread that I have had for literally 10 years from Making Memories.
It was a fun process and I am enjoying my new mixed media art journal. I will probably make several more because they are fun and I will always have extras made up for online courses that I take.
One of the best features of this style of binding is that you can always add more folios to the end.... EEKKKKKK! Love it! I hate running out of room. And the pages are expandable. You can leave plenty of room between the folios for expansion- if you are like me and like to add layers and layers on your pages you need this man! Anyway, thanks for looking :-) MessyJessy