Collage Circle Journals

Circles make their way into my projects a lot! I haven’t figured out why that is yet, but I’m embracing it. And I will see where it takes me. This time it took me to a journal cover. Two to be exact. I posted a photo on Instagram last week before I made these into journals. I still can’t decide which one I like better. 

 

They are both made with painted and stenciled papers, stamping, and a bit of doodling. I love how bright and colorful they turned out! 

Mandala Journals

I recently made a trip to Pittsburgh to visit my sister. (I'll share more about my trip in the coming weeks.) I'm sure I've mentioned before that my sister is a writer. Well that means she works through journals quickly. I do my best to keep her stocked. :) This trip she asked if I would make a journal for one of her friends who also happens to be a writer. 

These are the journals I came up with. I'm calling them Mandala Journals because of the circular pattern. I started with a piece of Gelli Printed photo paper. It has a really cool shiny and matte appearance that is hard to capture on camera. Then I used different paint brushes and tools to create marks in a circular pattern. I find it easy to start in the center and work out.

Then I attached a similar piece of cardstock to the other side and bound it in a simple journal. 

Quick and easy!