So excite to be sharing my "Oh Well" junk journal with you today. I think those words sum up exactly how chilled out I am at the moment!
I few weeks ago I was playing with my Gel Press Plate and decided to do a Notebook cover. Love the way it turned out with all my favourite colours smooshed together.
I decided to create inserts using some sheets from Dina Wakley's gorgeous collage papers, along with some papers left over from our wedding stationery.
I cut out one of the designs from the papers and inked around the edges to use as a focal point on the front cover.
I also inked around the edge of the Notebook using Eileen's Ebony ink.
I cut up my chosen sheets of paper roughly, I like to trim them to size once the have been stitched so they are all the same. I alternate the plain papers sandwiching the patterned ones inbetween, that way there are some black pages in case I decide to add writing to them.
I used good old fashioned clothes pegs to hold the signatures in place whilst I pierced holes in the spines and did a basic phamphlet stitch using waxed linen thread to hold them together. Then I trimmed them down to 3 1/4 by 4 1/2 folded size using a metal edged ruler and craft knife.
Inside the cover I used one of Dina's sentiments, very apt I thought!