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brand new journal!

Finished my last journal last night, so that meant it was time to embrace the smell of a brand spankin' new journal, ready and waiting to be filled...

My new journal is the one I featured in my last entry! I'm quickly getting used to the smallish size (4x6 inches), but I'm loving it so far!

So here's what it looks like with the tie undone.

Typical first page for me. This journal came with two 4x6 inch sized tissue paper sheets and I guess I'd call them "samples" of the paper in the journal... So I glued one edge of the tissue sheet to the page to prevent ink transfer (if any) from getting on the leather. And of course there is washi decoration. This is Tim Holtz tissue tape.

Journal entry! Plus my typical monthly calendar, which is a bit blah. I need to pull out my coloured copy paper one of these days... Maybe for June! And of course I blocked out things I didn't want people to read... Quite a bit was going down in my personal life XD

I felt like being artsy today! So I put in a picture of what I was wearing today. Normally on Thursdays I do a throwback sort of thing, but not today XD

I LOVE this paper. It's very smooth, but a lot thicker than it feels--a lot of the pens I use that cause minor shadowing or bleed through don't do any of that at all on this paper, although I've found my Uniball Vision pens skip a little... (The Vision Elite doesn't have that problem. Are the nibs different or something? Maybe the ink in the one is low...) And I'm in love with the fact that the paper isn't white! I actually like off white paper more since it's easier on my eyes I think. This has parchment paper and I just love the texture and smell of it. The only thing that I don't like about the paper is that cellotape doesn't seem to adhere very well to it--it ends up being more like washi tape (wherein you can just peel it right off), but glue (and glue tape and what not) works just fine, and there's always stapling too XD I think it's because the paper is textured, so it's unable to get a good grip whereas glue can fill in all the gaps and stuff.

That last pic is basically a typical artsy journal page and I make those a lot :D I use washi tape and stickers. Sometimes I use paint, but I think for this journal I will refrain so I don't wreck the cover.

Thanks for reading!


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May. 22nd, 2015 08:08 am (UTC)
ready and waiting to be filled...

Is it just all the fanfiction I've read, or why does this not at all sound like you're talking about a journal? LOL
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May. 23rd, 2015 08:09 am (UTC)
Such a beautiful journal! I'm another fan of off white paper, it's much nicer on the eye.
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