I was reluctant to do this one, but eventually I did it! I cut out the cone, coloured it in, filled it with water, and yes, I drank from it!!*
Then I stuck it back in, and randomly stuck in a picture of a scene from Alice In Wonderland on the adjacent page. For no reason other than that I love it 🙂
(*In hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have drunk from somethng that had been coloured in with permanent ink and colouring pencils…don’t try this at home, kids!! But I haven’t noticed any side effects so far…*twitches* 😉 )
This one doesn’t need much explaining. It was one of the pages I did when alone at work over Christmas, and I went around all the admin desks scribbling with whatever I could find.
I couldn’t help noticing how many ‘run out’ pens we seem to keep! There were dried up felt-tips and highlighters, scratchy empty biros and blobby gel pens. But this was a nice quick one to do, and one of the few pages which I have actually let loose on!
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)!!!