Remember these? Art journals made from paper grocery bags? These are kind of the same thing, but jazzed up a bit.
I gessoed all the paper before binding with the coptic stitch. Oh, and I added strips of scrap fabric to the folded edge to make the binding stronger.
I love how cheerful they are and the paper is nice and ready for more paint. And although the paper is a bit rough, I think it adds a nice affect to whatever is painted.
I made 4 total and I am keeping 2 for myself and giving 2 away as gifts for 2 very special friends.