Remember this blank journal from a few posts ago? I knew at the time that it would serve as my travel mini album for this trip. I know that Doha is become a second residences of sorts but i am still so fascinated with the culture, the scenery, and the time i spend here. i like the idea of this mini being a cross between a scrapbook travel album and art journal. The grid on the interior of this album is just perfect for this idea.
It comes with plenty of pages so i decided to adhere some of the pages together since i wanted to add in some spray inks & paints. You can take a glue stick and glue two or three pages together for extra support. i don't mind crinkles but if they are bothersome, use a brayer to get a smooth surface.
Of course i couldn't leave the outside plain. One of the biggest fascinations for me is the use of design elements in every day items. Beautiful intricate designs in doors, gates, walls, etc. I thought this mini should have that same feel. I used some leftover decorated watercolor paper from this post on the front cover. Next i stamped some leaves using paint onto some old text. I outlined them with my favorite uniball vision pen. I layered three of them at the bottom of the orange paper. I added a strip of metal foil tape at the top and drew a design on it. I then stamped some boarder stamps and added my title. I do love this little design! I have been slowly adding to the interior of the album and will share some of those pages soon.