Handmade Europe Travel Journal

Hello! I am Ava Gavloski and I have for you a hand-boundtravel journal today.

My son and girl friend will be traveling to Europe this summer and I wanted to make a Travel Journal that would withstand the rugged public transit trip throughout the Netherlands, Germany and France.
travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal For this project Mixed Media Origins – Wings by Tattered Angels and Canvas Home Basics Canvas Sheet were my products of choice. With a slick and streamlined cover, the Journal will have to be without any bulky embellishments to make it easy to sneak into a backpack and carry around on the travels.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Materials used:
Canvas Home Basics – Canvas Sheet – Black

Tattered Angels Mixed Media Origins – Wings
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Walnut Gold, Tutti Frutti, Limeade, Cardinal Red
Sizzix – Mat Board and Eileen Hall – Scoreboard Travel Journal Die
Helmar Adhesive – Fabric Glue, Elastic Cord, Buttons
Printed Maps, Cardstock
Westscott Brand Scissors
Personal paper trimmer, Exacto Knife, Cutting Pad

NOTE: Eileen Hall Fan Club Facebook page has a tutorial on how to assemble the journal.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Paint your chosen paper designs with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Painting a second coat will deepen the pigment color of the flower.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Trace with paper the moths and floral vine, fussy cut and tack over pattern paper.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Spray pattern paper with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Walnut Gold. Once dry, lift off mask.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Adhere duct tape to the inside of the cover pages along the spine. Adding duct tape will allow for spine flexibility.
TIP: keep die cut cover holes clean from tape or papers.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Score a 3/8″ line along the side edge of the 12×12 paper. Start wrapping the pattern paper with the 3/8″ score on the inside of the front cover and continue to wrap the pattern paper around the front, spine and inside of the cover.
TIP: Massage his paper around the front cover as its a heavy pliable sheet of pattern paper.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Once the paper is shaped, measure out a pocket on the inside of the front cover and cut using an exacto knife cut a line to create a pocket. TIP: Adhere duct tape all around cut pocket back-side of paper to help shape and strength pocket.

Adhere spine with red line tape adhesive, keeping the 3 hole option at both top and bottom of the spine. Thread elastic cord through holes and create 3 to 4 cord signature bands. After journal is complete add a spot of Fabric glue to the top and bottom of the spine for additional adhesion strength.

Purchase signature booklet’s or create your own custom signatures for the journal.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

The cover is kept sleek and smooth to allow for extensive handling during a public transit travel journey.

travel journal tattered angels mixed media origins handmade journal hand bound journal

Looking forward to enjoying the Europe Journal with all the fun details of the adventure.
I hope to share the Journal with you this October when I can see the documented adventures.
I am confident the Journal will survive the journey.

Have a great day!

Ava Gavloski
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Working with Canvas Corp Brands, the home of Tattered Angels, 7gypsies and Canvas Corp (Canvas Home Basics), since Jan 2017 and loving every single minute of it!!!


'Handmade Europe Travel Journal' has 1 comment

  1. May 1, 2018 @ 7:42 pm Julia Cotrim

    This is a very pretty travel journal! The colors are awesome!

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