We started by using various sprays and stencils on gessoed file folders. I loved the process, but as the end got closer I was less enthusiastic about finishing a journal of that size, so I chopped my folders horizontally in half!
Before doing so, I scanned my favourite pages at full size so I can print them out later and use them again for other art.
The cover was done with cotton duck as a base. I gessoed it first and then used the same stencils and sprays that I'd used on the pages. It was lovely to work with and really easy to stitch once all coloured. I really like the feel of it now that it's complete - very tactile. Wasn't entirely happy with how the colouring was going until I added some lovely lumiere metallic paint touches (click on the pictures to see the glimmer).
I loved this class. Have learned lots that I know I will be applying to future projects.
For Creating a Book a Month for July I've joined up for Mary Ann Moss's Full Tilt Boogie class (currently on special) - look forward to showing you what I do with that.