Fabric in my moleskine journal

The difference in size between my larger 9" x 12" Dylusions art journal and my 3-1/2" x 5" moleskine journal . . . 

The difference in size between my larger 9" x 12" Dylusions art journal and my 3-1/2" x 5" moleskine journal . . . 

I continued working in the small moleskine art journal last week and covered a spread of pages with fabric. I love this small size after working larger. They each have their place, but after a year of working in a bigger area, it's fun & refreshing to go small! 

I covered the next set of pages with fabric I had printed at Spoonflower.com 

I covered the next set of pages with fabric I had printed at Spoonflower.com 

This fabric started it's life as a page in the art journal I was working in, in 2011! I scanned it and then reproduced it on fabric through spoonflower.com. Last week put the design on fabric back into a journal - this small one. The design is enlarged a bit from my original journal page. Earlier this year I used some of the same fabric to make a small fabric collage and my friend Pam fell in love with it. That's how I happened to have the fabric out on my counter, so I could share with her how I made the collage before she brought it home. The fabric seemed perfect for my small journal, so I cut some out & glued it in with YES glue. 

I started by added rubber stamping on top of the fabric . . .

I used the same Magenta flower stamp in midnight blue. It looks smaller because the original journal art was enlarged a bit when I created the reprinted fabric. Then I added the quote on vellum with my xyron sticker maker. Next came the scrap of tea dyed paper with "let go" stamped on it. This was actually a test piece on my work area but I found myself gravitating towards those words. Then I saw the beer cap with the Adirondack Chair I picked up at the Tiki Hut. Hmmm, if I flattened it, that would work, I thought. Out came the hammer and the Goop glue (good for metal.) Ah ha! Under the cap was a perfect spot to stash those two tea bag tags I'd been saving. :o) I tend to save little bits of leftovers or things that might be considered trash and leave them out where I can see them and use them in my collage art. 

This is how small the moleskine journal is. I can hold it in my hand! 

The next journal spread I share will be the larger Dylusions journal, it is already completed. I have not given up on that, I'm simply enjoying this small size. Thanks for coming by! 

Creativity takes courage.
— Henri Matisse