Art Journal, Altered Vintage Book Art Journal, Honey Bunch:Her First Visit to the City, Copyright 1923

Art Journal, Altered Vintage Book Art Journal, Honey Bunch:Her First Visit to the City, Copyright 1923

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  • Materials: vintage book, Daniel Smith, Watercolorground, Liquitex Clear Gesso

Art Journal, Altered Vintage Book Art Journal, Honey Bunch:Her First Visit to the City, Copyright 1923 is the sweet story of a little girl, her family, her friends and their adventures. For more photos, please message me with your email address.
I altered this book to be a fun Art Journal. It is the perfect size for Journaling anywhere, whether at home, your favorite coffee shop or traveling. The closed book Size is approximately 8 x 5 1/2". Bound single page sizes are 7 1/4 x 4 3/4" & bound double page spreads are 7 1/4" tall x 9 3/4" wide. Unbound, flat, double page spreads are slightly wider.
This book has a beautiful red cloth cover that you can paint if you wish to.
Because the book was printed in 1923, the paper is very nice for painting on. The paper feels heavy and soft, like construction paper and once painted, has a unique feel, that I can only describe as "suede like".
TIP: When I paint in my Honey Bunch Journal, I use watercolor, gouache, acrylics and/or art markers and art crayons (neocolor ii).
This book includes (16) 1 to 2 page spreads decoupaged and coated in Liquitex Clear Gesso. All decoupaged pages use ephemera napkins that correspond with the page's story and/or the theme of the chapter.
There are also 5 double page spreads coated in clear Daniel Smith Watercolor Ground. All other pages have Not been coated, so that you can use any ephemera or substrate of your choice or simply leave the pages as-is.
When altering any book, to protect the spine, it is necessary to remove some pages from the book to make room for the additional paint and/or ephemera. Therefore, included with the book will be the removed pages, so that you can read the entire story and paint on the removed pages.
TIP: To paint on the removed, flat 2 page spreads; on the back side I like to use Scotch Artist Tape to cover the thread holes. I then paint the front side with the substrate of my choice and paint my painting. It is not absolutely necessary to use a substrate but because the old paper is "thristy", I prefer to use a substrate
TIP: Decoupaged pages tend to stick together, almost like velcro. To stop this from happening, I have included hand cut parchment sheets between all decoupaged and substrated pages.
TIP: When painting in any Journal, I put a piece of parchment paper larger than the page, under the page I am painting, just so I do not drip paint over the edge and onto other pages. I also, prefer to dry my pages with a hot air dryer. This is Not necessary, but, because I am impatient and want to go on to my next painting, hot air drying is, of course, much quicker than naturally air drying!
NOTE: For photos of each decoupaged page, please message me with your email address!

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