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Journal Prompts for the New Year

In my latest junk journal, I included hand-written prompts throughout to stimulate reflection and creative data-mining of the soul. Below is a list of those prompts plus a few more. Feel free to cut and paste and borrow at will. (To see the journal in my shop, go to: https://bookandpaperarts.com/altered-book-with-goal-setting-prompts/)

 

(The only thing that I ask is that if you use these in a post or item to sell, that you credit me, please.)

 

 

What are five things that

I would like to learn?

 

Choose one. Now pretend you nailed it.

Look at how you began, backwards. You are

here, how did you get here, what was

your first babystep? Now take that step.

 

What are some quotes that are meaningful

to you? Write one and illustrate it. If you

don’t draw, make a collage from photos

in a magazine.

 

What is the best decision I ever made?

 

What are you really good at? Quick, what

was the first thing that came to your mind?

Write it down and write about it.

 

Your goddess. Describe her in five words.

Illustrate or collage what she is like.

 

Name five role models or people I admire.

 How can I be more like them?

 

What is my favourite thing to wear for

dressing up? For comfort? Draw or

collage them.

 

Which one makes [read more]

Altered Book Journal With Goal-Setting Prompts

This is an altered book, junk journal created from an old book about reading topographical maps. Throughout I have removed pages, rough torn other pages to create stubs and pockets, and added envelopes, tabs, and cards. I have also added handwritten prompts throughout and lots of tea-dyed graph paper and vintage ledger pages for reflection. Take a prompt and write through, add some drawing and collage of your own and you will find yourself closer to your creative goals for the year to come! Click on a gallery thumbnail for a clearer view.

To see a list of the prompts used, go to this link:

https://bookandpaperarts.com/journal-prompts-for-the-new-year/

To see a half-hour flip-through on YouTube, go to:

 

The book measures 10″ x 7.5″ (25.5cm c9cm). It contains 12 handwritten prompts and several blank pages of tea-dyed, quadrille paper, notecards, and vintage ledger pages for journal work and sketching. It is £85 plus £11 shipping [read more]

Handbound Journal With Eco Print Leaf Wraparound Cover #3

This is a handbound, one-of-a-kind blank book that can be used as a journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook or what you will. That wraparound cover is made from heavy, watercolour paper that has been eco printed with leaves collected on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains last month. (You can find a free tutorial on how to make these leaf, eco prints under Workshops.) The pages are Daler Rowney fine grain, 98 lb. (160 g/m) so it can stand up to paint and glued embellishments. The pages are tea dayed or tea drizzled, and several have been embellished with mark-making with acorn and walnut inks that I also made. You can write or draw over these marks or incorporate them into an original design of your own. To finish, each book is tied with three yards of tea-dyed, sari silk.

Each page is It has 48 pages (96 sides) and measures approximately 6.5″ x 6.5″ (16cm x 16cm). £42 plus £5 shipping (£7 for shipping to the [read more]

SOLD: Handmade Book With Eco Print Cover #2

This is a handbound, one-of-a-kind blank book that can be used as a journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook or what you will. That wraparound cover is made from heavy, watercolour paper that has been eco printed with leaves collected on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains last month. (You can find a free tutorial on how to make these leaf, eco prints under Workshops.) The pages are Daler Rowney fine grain, 98 lb. (160 g/m) so it can stand up to paint and glued embellishments. The pages are tea dayed or tea drizzled, and several have been embellished with mark-making with acorn and walnut inks that I also made. You can write or draw over these marks or incorporate them into an original design of your own. To finish, each book is tied with three yards of tea-dyed, sari silk.

Each page is It has 48 pages (96 sides) and measures approximately 6″ x 6″ (15cm x 15cm). £42 plus £5 shipping (£7 for shipping to the [read more]

SOLD: Handmade Journal with Wraparound Eco Print Leaf Cover

Update: Sold.

This is a handbound, one-of-a-kind blank book that can be used as a journal, scrapbook, or sketchbook or what you will. That wraparound cover is made from heavy, watercolour paper that has been eco printed with leaves collected on my hikes in the Blue Ridge Mountains last month. (You can find a free tutorial on how to make these leaf, eco prints under Workshops.) The pages are Daler Rowney fine grain, 98 lb. (160 g/m) so it can stand up to paint and glued embellishments. The pages are tea dayed or tea drizzled, and several have been embellished with mark-making with acorn and walnut inks that I also made. You can write or draw over these marks or incorporate them into an original design of your own. To finish, each book is tied with three yards of tea-dyed, sari silk.

Each page is It has 48 pages (96 sides) and measures approximately 6″ x 6″ (15cm x 15cm). £42 plus £5 shipping (£7 for shipping to the [read more]

Junk Journal with Plant-dyed Paper

My first junk journal for the Design Team of The Graphics Fairy is kind of wild and free-form. The cover is made from plant-dyed paper using purple and yellow onion skins and it closes with a vintage, celluloid button and tea-dyed sari silk.

While there are so many great images available on The Graphics Fairy for free, I really went to town with some of the features on the Premium Membership Site where there are tons of pre-formed pockets, envelopes, cards, and the like. One of my favourite things is the printable washi tape. While you can print it on sticky paper directly, I really love the effect of printing it on tracing paper and using an adhesive to attach it to my pages, as I have done to make a border for the pocket, also made of tracing paper. As it is translucent, you can see some of the detail of the pocket inside made from a Vintage Journaling Card and Pocket. Inside of this is a French Journaling Card.

On another page I have used a “library card” pocket, again on tracing paper. Nearby I have tucked in a tiny accordion book for journaling with covers made from [read more]

Altered Sketchbook Journal – Enid Blyton (SOLD)

SOLD. This is an altered, vintage children’s book: Enid Blyton’s Nature Lessons. I have replaced the original pages with a mixture of high quality art papers (Fabriano, 200 gsm) and a lighter paper by Canson. the endpapers have been covered with a heavy page of butterflies. There are lots of pockets, cards, and tags with a nature theme. It ties closed with a fabric ribbon also festooned with butterflies. 60 pages for 120 sides. It measures 7 1/2″ x 5″ (18 1.2cm x 12 cm). Cost is £32 GBP plus £4 shipping. (Please note that if you are ordering outside of the UK, I politely request that you include an extra £3 to cover the additional postage. Thank you for [read more]

Handmade Journal with Plant-dyed Cover (SOLD)

SOLD! But if you want one, I can custom make one. Please let me know.

This is a handmade journal, perfect for a travel diary, sketchbook, illustrated journal, or guest book. The cover is handdyed with purple and yellow onion skins in an eco-print technique. The cover folds over and fastens with a vintage horn button and marigold sari silk. (If you prefer twine, let me know.) the inside cover has a pocket and comes with four, single cardsized sheets. The pages are Fabriano paper, 200 gsm, perfect for watercolour. 40 pages for 80 sides. Measures 7″ x 7 1.2″ (17.5 cm x 19 cm) Pages are all handdyed with tea, coffee, or avocado skin plant dye. It is a dramatic piece and sure to get attention, as well as a very useful size.

£32 GPB with £5 shipping. (Please note that if you are ordering from outside the U.K., I will ask you to increase the shipping by £2. Thanks for [read more]

Altered Sketchbook Vintage Book #6

This is a one-of-kind, artisan-made blank book that can be used as a sketchbook, diary, scrapbook, journal or guestbook.The cover is an original copy of Log Cabin to White House and is from 1910. The papers are art papers by Fabriano and Goldline, 200 gsm, hand-dyed using tea and plant dyes; French dictionary pages circa 1860s, handwritten French letters, 1902; reproductions of Redouté flowers; handmade ecoprints; vintage accounting ledger pages; and maps. Pages are hand-sewn into a vintage book cover. Book fastens with ribbon anchored by antique, mother-of-pearl buttons. The look of this book is deliberately messy, in the hopes that it will jumpstart your creative work and silence the dreaded inner critic. (You know the one I mean.)

There are 72 pages for a total of 144 sides. It measures 7 ½” x 5” (18cm x 12).

Cost is £32 GBP. Shipping is £5.00. You can use this link to pay via [read more]

SOLD: Altered Sketchbook Vintage Garden

This is a unique, one-of-kind, artisan-made blank book that can be used as a sketchbook, diary, scrapbook, journal or guestbook for you or a garden/flower-loving friend.

The papers are art papers by Fabriano and Goldline, 200 gsm, hand-dyed using tea and plant dyes; French dictionary pages circa 1860s, handwritten French letters, 1902; reproductions of Redouté flowers; handmade ecoprints; vintage accounting ledger pages; and maps. Pages are hand-sewn into a vintage book cover. On the back cover is a pocket containing a mini-book of eight vintage ledger papers in a mulberry paper soft-cover for taking notes. Throughout flower and plant-related embellishments. Book fastens with removable ribbon. This is not so much a junk journal as a messy sketchbook with pockets – and it is deliberately messy, in the hopes that it will jumpstart your creative work and silence the dreaded inner critic. (You know the one I mean.)

 

There are 60 pages for a total of 120 sides. It measures 7 ½” x 5” (18cm x 12cm).

Cost is £32 GBP. Shipping is £4.00 in the U.K. and £7 worldwide. You can use this link to pay via [read more]

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