Wednesday, February 25, 2009
So this weekend I decided to make some journals.
I have been working so much on drawing and painting so much lately, that I decided that I needed a little break.
So I made some journals.
It was a lot of fun, challenging fun. I haven't made a journal in some time, and I kinda had to re-learn a couple of things...and make some of it up along the way.
I also decided to make some book cloth. Which I haven't done in years.
Book cloth is an easy thing to make. You take some material, any material really, make some wheat paste, and wheat paste the cloth to some paper. I like sketch book paper.
The wheat paste is easy to make too.
It's one cup of really hot water, mixed with a cup of cold water and 3 tablespoons of flour.
Brush the wheat paste mixture onto some paper, and place the fabric on top. You will also want to brush the wheat paste on top of the fabric. It takes awhile to fully dry.
It makes a great material for using on your books or journals.
On another note...
One of the hardest things about being a working artist is not knowing how much income you are going to have at the end of the month. It can make paying bills really stressful sometimes. I've done okay so far, but this month was looking grim. I ran out of quite a few supplies this month, and I also purchased some space on Poppytalk. I didn't realize how much those things all added up! Well, thank goodness I made the front page on Etsy today! I sold quite a few things, and will be able to meet the demands of all my bills this month! Yay! I am VERY happy about that! Thanks for EmmaLambs treasury! :D