Another thing, beside the paper itself, that held up really well, was the binding. It started out as a nice flat book, but well, after I was done with it, it looked like this:
Not only did I stick a lot of imagery in it, I also added in stuff with paperclips or just loose papers that weren'd attached in any way. You can see by the elastic band that I stretched this book a little, haha. But it's still in one piece and doesn't look battered at all. Used yes, but not battered. And the binding is still very much intact. I think I will someday buy another one of these, because I really liked it.
Anyway, the book is finished now and here are some of the last spreads:
As I've said before, this journal was very much a writing journal with added photographs. I really got into using my own photographs with this one. So for the most part I don't really consider it an art journal, but just a regular journal.
Here is the book all full and standing proud:
I must say I'm very pleased with it! I hope you enjoyed watching me fill up this journal. I already have moved on to another one of course, but that's for another post.
Wishing you all a wonderful and artsy weekend!