It's not very long now until I leave for Nice, France. I've been busy trying to figure out what to pack, I always over pack and trying to guess what the weather will be like. Does anyone else have that problem?
One of the fun parts of getting ready for a trip is making a travel journal. Mary Ann Moss has been an inspiration to me, sharing her journals on her blog.
The journal I made for this trip uses a Diamond X binding that I was taught in the on-line class Ticket to Venice. The journal consists of 3 signatures of 10 full pages (40 individual pages). The pages are made of a variety of papers, folders and plastic pockets. For the cover I made a collage using corrugated cardboard, Japanese papers and other bits and pieces I had around. I used a photo that I altered in Photoshop as the focal point. This book is 8x10" a bit larger that I usually make and most of the pages had to be stitched together to get the right size. I don't like a blank page I find it intimidating, to get around that I lightly spray stenciled the white watercolour pages.