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10-01-2015, 07:42 AM
This project is to make a single page, 8 by 8 ins., on a particular theme.

The page is folded in half to 8 by 4 ins. You end up with a front, an inside double page, and a back. The 8 by 4 ins fits nicely into a normal airmail envelope.

The eventual aim is to swap pages with partners. This project now would just be a trial run to see if you like making pages such as these. Not a swap this month!!

Here is the first (and only) one I made to give you an idea of the format.


This is the back page and the front. You can see the fold line I think.


This is the middle page spread.

I had no idea what to do for my first page but did the meercats eventually.

I have seen some really beautiful pages by other artists online.

I'll add some links in my next post.
I hope you might be tempted to try this...


10-01-2015, 07:50 AM
Tutorials on Youtube




You can browse youtube for more....:thumbsup:

10-01-2015, 07:51 AM
For this preliminary trial, we could have a theme such as birds or flowers...or maybe just a personal choice theme!

I hope you will try it out.

10-01-2015, 10:18 PM
June...that is so creative and wonderful..i watched the 3 videos,
i dont have all the neat stamps and whistles these artists have..
but i have an idea or two...either fantasy..or creepy halloween..
i always work in my head for a day or two before plotting it out...
but i am going to try one !!
tyree:evil:or:angel:..what will it be ?

10-07-2015, 11:08 PM
Hi June, Hi Susan
Love your meercats, as always, so fun to see their expressions.
Your backgrounds are fun as well.

Mine is all imaginative, starting with the little Nickel proverb.

The land will marry the sky.

From there it just kind of all evolved.
And ending with the old Japanese proverb.

If you look up, there are no limits.

The paper is printer paper, 20 pound, hand torn into the 8 x 8 size.
Back in the summer when we first started to talk of this journal swap,
I made the marbleized paper from shaved colored chalk and plain water.

I made two sheets, the other one is waiting for it's turn and is made on the outside of a business size envelope.

I hope you will enjoy my peaceful moment.

The front page


The inside double page

The back page


And the front and back page open together


10-08-2015, 11:08 AM
Nickel...wow..this is so very lovely !!! those colours are fantastic, and I love both the proverbs...excellent !!!! tyree:wave:

10-09-2015, 08:48 AM
I agree with Tyree! Wonderful pages. I like that Japanese proverb. The marbling on the background is very beautiful. Has an ethereal quality.

10-11-2015, 08:20 PM
Hey everyone ! Well i have two sides done to this, the back and the front..now how to figure out what to do with the inside ?
I wish now that i had used much better paper..heavier and more apt to take w/c...next time !! tyree

10-12-2015, 05:54 AM
You could use gesso to strengthen the inside page. Or you could glue some tissue or other thin papers to it.

10-12-2015, 08:29 AM
Great tip June! :clap:

I've done that too, and had not even thought that could help Susan
with thickening her paper.

I've used glue sticks for bonding paper as well as matte medium.

10-12-2015, 12:26 PM
Its good to try out making these pages to iron out the problems that come up and also to see if you really like making them BEFORE we attempt a journal page swap of our own, perhaps to a theme.

I haven't done a group swap .....where you make 4 pages if there are 4 in the group...then send out a page to each of the other 3 people in the group and get their pages back.

Then you can bind all 4 pages in a little booklet.

It sounds like it would be fun to try...maybe in the new year?