Tuesday, May 8, 2018

My Paris Travel Journal




If you saw my video..
then you know that this is what my new travel journal looked like
when we finished filming..
and if you did not see my YT video,
just scroll down to the last post to view it...




Antique Travel Journal, Caterina Giglio, photo by Don Digison



I was not pleased with the green striped ribbon..
which I thought was black..
but on closer inspection was green..
and so I decided to settle for white and 
I have stitched it all together so that it is easy to secure..










and while there will be lots of color going on 
inside of the journal,







I wanted to keep the front and embellishments
black and white...











I finished the mylar pocket
and added a sticker..





and I began to stuff it with antique ephemera ..
a map of Paris..







I also added a parchment envelope near the back of the journal
above...






which you can see through the window of the old album pages..
the pages will eventually be covered in paper and glued together
once we return home and print photos...








and I added tracing paper as a page to the inside front and back..










and I love being able to see the embossed album cover
through the tissue paper..
don't you?






and I did manage to find a little charm or two to enhance the dangling strings
of waxed linen..
our last stop will be Nassau..
so it seemed fitting..






My art journal pages are late..
gentle reader,
but I know you understand how you just become
so engrossed in a project and you want to see it end..

methinks that will take some time with this one..




Ciao, Ciao!!





12 comments:

Blue Sky Dreaming said...

Its the details that take the time...! This will be so much fun to have as a daily journal...beautiful.

Bonnie Miller said...

It is a journal in waiting...

Randi Kuhne said...

I love how the embossing on the cover shows through the tissue!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

This turned out great. I know once it is filled, it will be even more spectacular. It's magic waiting to happen.

Sharmon Davidson said...

How very lovely! Can't wait to see it filled...

ELFI said...

je patiente volontiers pour voir le r├ęsultat... toujours beau!

Caterina Giglio said...

Mary Ann, I cannot wait, we have such great things planned, but Paris will just be for eating, walking and soaking in the atmosphere..

Caterina Giglio said...

Bonnie, thank you.. I keep peeking into it, dreaming ...

Caterina Giglio said...

Thanks Randi, so do I!! xo

Caterina Giglio said...

Cannot wait to show it to you Dr. E!! x

Caterina Giglio said...

Sharmon, thank you cannot wait!! xox

Caterina Giglio said...

Je patiente aussi, mon ami !! xox

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