So for my Imagine-ation Monday I decided to make an altered journal. I love journals to write down random thoughts, my feelings at the moment or to let my boyfriend use when he's on the phone talking business (he can't talk without writing stuff down).
To do this I got a composition book, a zig 2-way glue stick and some paper that I printed from my Imagine. I used the Country Carnival cartridge to print two sheets of the old newsprint one and one sheet of the yellow & red rose paper. The Imagine prints so beautifully, I absolutely love it. Once everything is printed I trace the cover and backside of the journal on the white side of the sheets and trim accordingly and I cut the yellow and red paper to a six inch width so I'd have a 3 inch strip on front and back. This is mostly to cover the spine of the book, so any width is OK. I also printed a few of the embellishments from the same cartridge like the bird and the butterfly but I forgot to write down the sizes, Sorry!! I glued the front and back cover sheets on first and then the spine cover and trimmed all the edges for any overlapping. I added the bird and butterfly to the front of the book. I also used Tim Holtz's distressing ink in Tea Dye to add some color to the front and back to give it an allover aged look.
|The 3 sheets of 12 x 12 paper I printed from my Imagine|
|The composition book|
|The Front Cover|
|The Back Cover|
|Again the end. =)|