Monday, February 17, 2014

Book of the Night Cover

Book of the Night Cover
While in Southern California last week at Irene's house I completed the cover for the Juliana Coles' class journal which I have working in. For the class we selected a book to alter into a journal, mine was a discarded non-fiction children's book.  At Irene's I used stamps created by Brian, Terry, Irene, Jacki and myself.  These "chop" marks create quite a fun look.  The bird appears in one of the journal spreads and since I had another distressed bird I added it to the cover as well.  Brian suggested that I include one red something on the front and back cover and use StazOn ink on the edge of the book.  It set everything off just right.

The End
The End appears on the inside of the back cover of the Book of the Night journal.  I was going to continue with more collaging but really liked how this looks so I stopped.


Cate Rose said...

This is really great. How I'd love to see the entire journal, in the flesh!

jacki long said...

I love this John, it came out stunningly perfect! Selfishly, I am so pleased to have been there watching you create it, what a magical day! I still haven't tried the masking tape approach, but I plan to.

Brian Kasstle said...


Seth said...

Love these John. And I am so pleased that I had an opportunity to see this in person. The spreads are even better in real life!

Jean Wagner A Change of Art said...

Love your book covers and pages. Am interested in hearing how your California time went.