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My oldest Traveler in use…

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It’s been rather a busy few weeks these past weeks. To relax a little I like to work in my art journal. At the moment I have 2 art-journal Travelers. One is Regular size and the other is A5. Today I want to share with you my oldest TN in use. It looks lovely, marked with all things life has thrown at it. Still as strong as ever.

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It’s the same saddle leather I usually use, maybe even a little thinner. Its lovely brown glow does not come from any dye, well apart from the acrylic and ink add-on’s….It’s just oiled veg tan leather… It has been in constant use for over 2 years.

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First as my husbands work TN, but from the moment he switched to A5 I claimed this one as mine.

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I made a few more like this back then, “oil dyed” and with the closure coming from the back in stead of the spine….wonder what they look like by now.
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As you can see the art journal TN cover has the tannery stamp with the size of the hide and as luck would have it…it spells Joy!

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And a joy it is working in this one! I’m definitely still very happy with it, even after these 2 years have gone by. As you can see, my original bookmark has now almost completely shredded. Wonder what happened to it. However this gave me a reason to add 2 extra bookmarks with beads and now it all looks happy again.

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I use it as an art-journal and currently also have 1 full journaling insert in there, because I’m not ready to retire that one to “the suitcase” yet…

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I will probably do that once the new insert is almost full…

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Don’t worry, photo’s of “the Suitcase” will follow in one of the coming posts…=)

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Around the Art-journal I have a little folder, with some extra bits and some freezer paper to put between wet pages, to stop them from sticking.

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My art journal insert is nearly full…

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just a few backgrounds to dabble with left and a few empty pages….

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almost time for a new one….

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probably a junk journal again because I like the haphazardly way those inserts are made and the fact that all pages are different.

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I love making those inserts and have made quite a few over the past years. Also make for a great way to use up all those drop sheets used to protect the table top from getting covered in ink and paint. Although I like having a little paint on my table…

Anyway, I’m ready again to tackle the rest of the year. Do you currently have an art-journal? I would love to see yours.

Have a wonderful week,

xx Monique

 

Author: Monique

IT engineer, Artisan, Artist and Designer. Mother of 2 kids and 4 cats.

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