My studio is full to the brim with art journals. They are a passion of mine, and I make so many, that I'll never fill them all up!
Now, don't get me wrong, I love filling them as much as making them.
Some, I like to use as art journals, some photo albums or scrapbooks. Others, a combo.
Either way, I enjoy having a stack of them ready to go, all pre-made and decked out, so if I want, all I have to do is slap in some family pictures, and I have a finished book.
(any book is prettier with pictures of grand fairies in it, right???)
Other times, I appreciate having blank pages that I can draw on or cover in pretty papers or scraps.
(Instructions to make your own from an old photo folder can be purchased here: http://www.karlascottage.com/item_1875/Creating-an-Art-Journal-Tutorial.htm along with a lot of other hand made books)
These are some of the books I made to illustrate the online class.
I've listed a few of these in the past, and then well, I kinda got out of the habit of using my Boutique and let it lay idle for too long. It has been nice to get back to business, and I have plans to get photos of the rest of the pile of books that I've made up.
It is a BIG pile.....
This is one of my faves, and it has all of the pages lined in some of my best lace. Wouldn't it be a wonderful wedding album? All of the cloth pages inside are prepped and ready to add a photo, or it could be used as backgrounds for your own artwork.
In my Boutique, I can only use 3 photos, so I'm going to show the rest of the interior on this post and link it to the sale site. Here are the rest of the pages: