Tuesday, May 13, 2014

Journal /Paper Passion

Inside the Nature Journal

  I'm sure I've posted some journal pages before, but it's my blog so I'll do it again.. .. Yes, the Alaska Journal is finished so you don't have to see that one again.
This is something I really enjoy. I don't follow any rules from beginning to end it's all hand made, (not the paper) then hand bound with waxed thread. You can see the binding in the first photo of the cover.
I like a vintage look to my journals.  So I purposely distress my pages, age them with inks and sandpaper. Here are a few that I have on a shelf. 
Also posting the very first one I did.. It is mostly small watercolors. NFS.   Then started a second and adding papers, charms, paper beads. etc.  Yes I make paper beads, go figure ! And it took on a life of it's own..
 They are all full of 'stuff'. Some have closures, all are signed by me.
 I do sell them and prices range from  $75 -$125.  
  You may email me at bjoan1024@yahoo.com .  

Chock full of 'stuff '

 My very first one... mostly watercolors and quotes. NFS
I struggled along with this until I learned to put the pages ( called signatures)  together, and the binding. I didn't want my journals to look store bought, so I know they're one of a kind.

Signed on the back . Thanks for looking. Barbra Joan


  1. You are one of a kind, Barbra Joan! Nice journals,
    nice artist!

  2. BJ - these are simply divine...so wonderful because each one would be so unique. Your talent never ceases to amaze me friend. Sending you bunches of Hugs today! Hope it is a good one.

  3. I've loved your journals since I first found your blog! So glad to see they are for sale!

  4. Wonderful! I'd never heard of journals like this until I found your blog. They are all amazing, but the best one of all is the one I have here, sitting on my shelf. I shall treasure it always. ;-)

  5. It pleases me that you have one of my journals. So glad you like it that much.
    It was one that I especially enjoyed making.


Your comments are very much appreciated and I'll be returning the visit. !! BJ

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