painted journal cover

for my friend mary's wedding day, i gave her a blank journal with a painted cover...she and her new hubs will be living in spain, where she will be enjoying some spurts of creativity as she explores her new community. so i think she'll enjoy having a special book to write, draw and scrap in.

i started with an 8" blank board book (click the pic to zoom in) and built up layers of stamp ink, spray ink, ultra-light lutradur, and acrylic paint. i bound in some watercolor paper interleaves with ribbon. With the extra pages (and a non-expanding spine), it can stand up on a table like a display of her creative explorations.