One of the pages of the book – page 177 – states ‘Close the book. Write/scribble something on the edges.’
I decided instead to colour it in. So I got out my brightly coloured felt tips – the permanent ones, because I thought they would be more durable than the washable Crayola felt tips that I seem to have several packs of…
It was fun to colour the edges, I have to admit! I tried not to obsess about going over the edges – you know, when the cover flips forward and you get a mark on the inside cover – right??? And it was impossible to avoid getting my fingers covered in a rainbow of permanent ink, which wouldn’t wash off until at least 24 hours later!!
But I liked the effect, so it was worth the mess!
Of course, my fancy spine design was destined to be ruined in a matter of days, because the more pages I do, the bigger the journal gets. But at the moment, you can still see the general effect. And the ink hasn’t run yet. I’m curious to see what happens when/IF it ever gets anywhere near the shower though (as instructed on page 73)!!!
- A Quick and Easy Way to Fix a Dried-Out Felt-Tip Liner (bellasugar.com)
- British Pensioner has felt tip pen removed from stomach after 25 years (slashgear.com)
- Project 4 – Stage 4 (tactualtextiles.wordpress.com)