Guest Artist - Susan Mcgettigan Part 3

Darkroom Door - Wednesday, June 18, 2008

Here we are! The grand finale of Sue's projects...

Travel Journal



Darkroom Door Stamps:  Venetian Vol 1, Venetian Vol 2, Journal
Darkroom Door Paper:  Esplori, Meadow
Darkroom Door Montage: Venetian
Additional materials: Ranger Distress Inks, fiber, brads, eyelets, brown paper grocery bag, envelope, glassine envelope, assorted 'found' papers - grid stamping paper, children's school paper, recycled maps.

Sue says: This is the little journal that could! It's made from a mixture of new and recycled materials, it's small enough to fit in a backpack and tough enough to survive the journey. It would make a nice gift for someone who's going on a trip or would just be fun for an armchair traveler to doodle in. The envelopes in the front and back of the journal can hold ticket stubs, souvenirs and gleaned goodies found along the way. I made it with just one signature of papers, but you could add another two or three for a larger journal to cover a longer trip. The long fiber wrap around closure means you can add more found materials along the way and still be able to secure the journal. The handle is the original handle of the grocery bag, and the cover of the book is the side panel of the bag. I like the way the Venetian map can be lined up easily to make a brickwork style background paper.

Inside Cover & Title page:









What a fabulous journal! Thanks so much Sue for being our Guest Artist this week! Your ideas have made me want to travel to Venice again! Or anywhere for that matter :) I love how you have used the Journal stamps to create two very different styles - one vintage for the journal, and bright tags for the presents! Thanks again for all of the inspiration!


Chris commented on 04-Jan-2014 08:20 AM
That is just fabulous. Darkroom Door products go really well for this type of project. I too would love to go back to Venice. Have enjoyed Sue's work.

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