My first art journal, A4 in size, I did the cover first a while ago - this was before I started to 'get' art journaling. It verges on my scrapbook obsession, but I still love it. I love these papers they are my favourite collection of all time and I always struggle to actually bring myself to use them!
I ripped the papers into pieces, adhered them to the book amongst torn book pages, which I then painted a similar colour. I asked my other half to cut a hand drawn tribal heart from thin chipboard for me which I then inked with black soot distress inks, set eyelets and threaded the ribbon through. The hinges are Tim Holtz grungeboard, a little stamping around the edges and some xmas red stickles to really set it off!
I love the tribal heart on the back this was part of the original paper and it is gorgeous!