Whilst I have been busy creating things to put in a journal, I was itching to get started. I have decided that ripping the innards out of books isn't for me (for now anyway). I recently came across altered and/or glue book journals. Whilst I didn't like many of them, one or two spoke to me and that is the direction I will head in.
I won't be glueing over the entire page once finished as I use an inkjet printer. They would probably smear all over the place. Anyway, the book I am using is "How to creat a pond" so no use to me as a book.
Pages were stuck back to back to create a firm base. The sides I want to write on were painted matt white or may be covered with my dyed paper. I went to Wilko to buy a tester pot, used it and yes, it was silk (didn't say on the tub). Luckily, in my stash I found a small bottle of Pebeo white matt and painted over those.
Whilst I don't have much to play with, I had enough to start and this will be Summer 2021, with images corresponding to the season. So here it is, my first page and I love it. Can't tell you how much I enjoyed designing it, then sticking it all together:
Other things I have seen people do, which can be nice addition, is fine paint splatter marks. Others draw something on top of their collages, stamp, shade or even colour them in more with coloured pencil.
So, the above page may not be quite finished with yet, I shall see how I feel another day.