Friday, June 20, 2014

Introducing a New Tutorial

It's finally done! Part 2 of the Altered Book Journal Tutorial for making background pages in the style I use most often. I find that I enjoy making tutorials. I have always enjoyed breaking projects or tasks down into step by step instructions. I've done it a lot over the years I have been on staff at the church, making Bible Study in the inductive study method easy to follow. My job before the church was as a manager at a cross stitch and quilting store. I taught a lot of classes there. My favorite ones to teach were the classes that I developed to turn a quilting project ,such as a wall hanging, into an easy project for people with limited sewing skills using iron on adhesive and hand sewing. So it just seems like a natural progression for my art journaling practice to move into sharing how I do things. I have been surprised, however, at how much time it takes ~ photographing every step, editing the photos, then typing it all out and putting together a layout. But I'm enjoying it and hope you are as well! Here is the link or you can also click on the page above. Tutorial

My next project will be a class combining faith, identity and art. Look for it to appear here before the end of the summer. Art journaling has been such a transformative part of my  faith journey in recent years and has become a spiritual practice or discipline for me. 

Well, I am trying to squeeze the last few pages for June into my bursting Documented Life Journal. My new altered book binder journal is ready to go for the second half of the year. This project is really a lot of fun - it combines using a planner to record the highlights of your week with weekly art challenges. It's not too late to join in! The Documented Life Project
Doc Life Journal for second half of the year

I'm on a roll making journals for my Etsy shop.These two were made with books I found last week at the book sales. They have great art journaling titles and are going in the shop this weekend.

Tomorrow we are heading out to a huge flea market in Tiffin! Hoping to find lots of goodies! I hope you enjoy your weekend. :)


  1. What is the name of your Etsy shop?

    1. Susan, it called Found on Brighton. There is also a link on the blog, Right column at the top.Thanks for stopping by!