Just before my summer vacation, I happened upon a couple of very timely video tutorials, in which Jenny created what she calls an "all-in-one travel and journal kit" out of a day planner. She finds all kinds of creative ways to include the supplies she might possibly need for art journaling on the road while traveling. I was immediately smitten by the plastic wallets for carrying art supplies that she created. I decided to create two for myself to carry supplies on our summer cruise.
her original video, I made a lot of adaptations that I want to share with you.
Jenny made her plastic wallets out of "office folders," and I wasn't sure what kind of plastic sheet that referred to. I decided to try using what we call "page protectors," and they worked great with a few adjustments to the process. The first thing I did was use a zig-zag stitch on my sewing machine to close up the top of the page protector.
|Here, I am using a piece of kawaii tape to cover up the back of the Velcro, which shows through the plastic.
|Here are the remains of my washi tape from one of the envelopes after my trip. The tape looks a lot prettier before you start tearing it off to use it in your journaling!
Inside of one plastic wallet, I included index cards, decorative papers, and stickers. I also included a little plastic bag containing some pre-punched Dymo label phrases, such as "Alaska," "Disney," "And we're off!" and "Open seas"--things I thought I might add to my index card art journaling.
|I actually fit a lot more than this in the second wallet; I'm just showing this selection as an illustration!
Many thanks to Jenny of Jennibellie Studio for the original idea! I had a great time determining the changes and adjustments that made the project work out well for me.