This weekend I finished up my travel journal for my upcoming trip at the end of the month.
Thought I would show you the "finished" book.
Its a mixture of painted pages, plain tags, envelopes as well as other scrapbook and office supplies.
Of course won't be finished until I complete it while traveling and once I get back home.
But a few pages need a bit of artsy ephemera that I won't be lugging with me. This dapper gent is my inner cover. The black star is actually only an image stamped in silver on black paper and then cut out.
You can see my pages vary in size, shape, design, etc.
I did find this vintage postcard on eBay and liked it so much I bought it and already added it to the book. The woman reminds me of my mom when she was a young woman.
There are lots of places to write, doodle and glue things down.
I've also added little pockets and envelopes. I love to be able to include little "souvenirs" I picked up along the way. I also love to find those free travel brochures because I chop them up to help record my journey.
I assembled the book using a plain cardboard cover, one of those Tim Holtz 2 ring binder pieces you can buy, and lots of aluminum tape you get at a hardware store. I haven't used this tape for awhile but it was really fun to use it again.
The first 2 posts about producing my journal are here Making a Travel Journal Part 1 and here Making a Travel Journal Part 2.
Thanks for visiting!