On Sunday I got out paints paper, muslin, iron, embroidery floss, needle, and buttons and put together this sixteen (16) page journal you can write in, draw in and/or collage in. The owl and sunflower photos are iron on transfers which can be written over in pen quite nicely. These inside pages, which open to a 12 inch spread, are double strips of newspaper glued together then painted with acrylic paint. Then dried and hand stitched to the strips of torn muslin. They too look great written on with black pen. Or they could be collaged as well.
They are hand stitched around the stitching that shows from the back of the stitches from the previous and next pages.
I like how the newsprint shows through in places for that arty funky look. Notice how flat the pages lay open.
I hand stitched the binding in a way that allows for this to happen.
I can imagine you collaging further on the photos or writing across them Or as a friend suggested you could make up a story about the owls and flowers
and give it to a child. It's soft to hold and touch.
What story do you see yourself adding to these wonderful blank pages?