As I mention before I took part in a swap for Polymer Clay Journal Covers. My trading partner is the talented polymer clay artist Tina Holden. I received the one she made over a week ago. Even though I mailed the one I made on Oct 4th it didn't reach her until yesterday. Tina lives in Canada, for some reason it takes forever for mail going to Canada to reach it's destination.... maybe the Pony Express rider lost his way or his horse died.... who knows.
Here is the elegant cover Tina made for me... she even added little tabs of Velco on the back so I was able to attach it to my journal immediately. I LOVE it!! (Check out her logo cane on the word "for"... how neat is that! I've added a logo cane to my "to do" list... made a note in my journal!)
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Here is the one I sent her. I used strips textured with ribbon, added wire and bead doodads and the words "I should write that down". I say that a lot.... We obviously have similar taste in color!
This was my first attempt at a Journal Cover. I just happen to have wire leaves laying around, I used some of my canes and my Penni Jo tools came in handy when making the polymer clay leaves.... I was going to swap it but discovered it looks really good on this journal I had in my stash, even matched the leaves in the design.... I will probably sell it on Etsy. It isn't attached yet, I need to sand the edges and center it better but you get the idea.
and then I made this one. "Just a Thought" I used a mixed media bird of wire and beads and more texture strips on a striped background. Not sure there isa market for Journals but I plan to put this one in my Etsy shop too.
Thanks for stopping by.
P.S. If you would like to see more of the Journal Covers in the swap... hie on over to the Facebook Journal Cover Swap and look around. Be sure to scroll all the way down... lots of posts... join in and be included in the next swap!