Wednesday, 3 January 2018

Wanderlust 2018

I am really excited to have signed up for the Everything Art Wanderlust 2018, a year long journey in mixed media and art journaling hosted by Kasia and Jamie Avery with 2 guest teachers every month.  Its going to be really challenging and I can't wait!

I decided to make my own art journal for this.  I picked up an A3 acrylic paper pad from Hobbycraft for only £5!  I cut the pages down to size leaving several with flaps to make the pages:

I sewed these into an old book cover which I had painted.  I'll decorate the cover when the journal is complete:

Then I made an envelope to stick in the inside front cover.  I brayered several colours on a 12x12 piece of scrapbook paper:

I made a template from an envelope and used this to make the envelope:

I also added a few other pages using some papers which I  had in my stash made after taking Kasia' earlybird Dynamic Paper Painting class which was amazing fun:

We also had some freebie inserts to add to get our journals personalised and ready.  Here is my inside front cover:

I am so enjoying creating and sharing again after a long break.  Its good to be feeling better and able to do it again! 

I'm linking up at:

Art Journal Journey
Country View Challenges


  1. You made yourself a fantastic new journal! I am thrilled about it and am looking forward to see how you'll fill it up Susan!
    Thank you very much for sharing it with us at Art Journal Journey, hope to see you more often this year - maybe some of the Wanderlust themes fit our AJJ themes - that would be fantastic!
    Happy New Year to you and enjoy Wanderlust 2018 - a fantastic course as I think!
    oxo Susi

    1. Thank you for your lovely comment Susi. I really hope to join you more regularly at AJJ

  2. I can't see a LIKE button, Susan, or I would have hit it immediately!

  3. Your envelope and the pages are very nice designed. I like your special style. I wish you much fun by making more of the wonderful artsy pages.
    Happy New Year and
    dear greetings.

  4. Hi Susan. I am glad you stopped by AJJ. I haven't been by since I stopped doing Paint Party Friday. Your new journal looks fantastic. I can't wait to see what else you put in it. I haven't signed up for any classes because I don't have a lot of free time but I do love reading about them. Once I retire I hope to have more of a chance. Thanks for joining us at AJJ and come back soon. Hugs-Erika

  5. Susan, it's been forever since I visited your blog. You are still making fabulous art, and I am SO impressed with your beautiful new art journal you created and sewed together. As always, I was impressed with the way you put this together and how you thought of everything that you would need to make this a very successful year. you are SO lucky to take that class. And we are simply delighted you joined us at Art Journal Journey, too. Hope to see you more often there, too!

  6. A wonderful book, and first page Susan!
    Enjoy your EA adventures!
    Alison xox

  7. Beautiful page in your new book! LOVE the happy colours! Happy new year!

  8. I am so happy that you are creating again after a long break! Your pages are absolutely wonderful and so pretty! Happy 2018 - I hope it is filled with lots of creating!!! Hugs, Sharon

  9. Great journalling - what a wonderful start to the new year and your new journal! Thanks for joining us at Countryview Challenges this month and good luck!!! Hugs rachel xx

  10. Fabulous art journal, love the little envelope and hand printed papers.