We're heading to the Amazon thanks to Art Journal Journey where this month the theme, Nature's Wonders, was chosen by our host Gill of Gibby Frogett Craftations.
It's been awhile since I worked in my 7 Continents altered book, so it was time to pick it up again. When I left off, I was creating art in St. Petersburg, Russia. Before that, however, I was making art that related to Brazil, much of it in Rio, but also up the coast, as well as Brazilia.
Today we are bypassing Manaus
and heading directly to "Meeting of the Waters."
I first learned about this natural phenomenon a few years ago when I started researching Brazil and the Amazon. I was always quite amazed at how these two bodies of water never mix, but flow side by side
until they form the amazing Amazon. I can only imagine it's a wonder to behold.
I'm so glad Gill chose this theme, because I can think of many, many natural wonders we can find in the Amazon, which I hope to visit in the next couple of days. For this entry, I began with a used file folder, my substrate of choice for this altered book. I added images from two different travel magazines, a very dimensional bat that one would find in the Amazon, and computer generated words.
Some who visited my Thursday tutorial may not have understood that I was planning to make a cover for one of my scrappy journals. Although the journals themselves contain only decorated pages made of paper and detritus, the covers are all fabric.
Be aware the cover size is 10 1/2 inches by 17 1/2 inches (26,67 cm by 44,45 cm), which is much larger than my scanner bed. This side hasn't changed at all, and about all you can see is where I have sewn the front to the inside.
You can see a lot more on the inside (although I should have tried to scan more of the keys at the top than I did). I added the pens/pencil holder to the front inside and the detritus/minutia pocket to the right side which will be the back inside once pages have been sewn into the center.
Thanks as always for visiting. And please don't forget to visit Art Journal Journey and Gill to see many, many nature's wonders.
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