Writing in my journal AFTER it is finished

by Sabina
(Ontario, Canada)

I finished my journal with the cardboard box cover and it looks battered, used, loved and at least fifty years old. I will post pictures of it on my blog soon and maybe some in FB. It is definitely far from perfect but that's how it needs to be.
My question is: this particular journal required lots of writing. The first few pages are not bad to write in, but once you get towards the middle, it is very hard to maintain my normal handwriting style.
What do you suggest for future journals that will require not just a few words, but like a diary, lots of writing? should I write on the pages first before binding them?
Or, perhaps as an alternative: put my signatures together and then write on the pages before any kind of embellishments are added?
thank you so much for any help.

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Dec 04, 2016
Writing in my Journal
by: Sabina Pamfili

My thanks to both of you, Debbie and Cyndi. It helped because you have far more experience than I will ever have and even though I love the thought of creating a journal I am just unsure how to handle it. I am going to add envelopes and tuck in stuff because I don't want to take away from the beauty of the actual papers from the kits. Ilove those kits and I don't want to take away from the beauty of it which is part of the problem for me. Hmm. I wonder what others do when they create a heritage journal?
Thank you both. Off to sleep. As usual, it is again late here.

Dec 02, 2016
Writing ini a finished journal
by: cynD Smith

I agree with Debbie, make room to write. Other wise use some of the things you might want to "tip-in" or journals cards just places to write a bit and or tuck several pages in to an envelope. Always put envelopes in your journals. That is a perfect spot to write later and yet have it tucked in. I hope this is a tid bit you can use.

Dec 01, 2016
Journals For Writing
by: Debbie-Anne

Sabina, my personal thoughts on journals are that there are two kinds. Those for enjoying as a finished, embellished piece of art and those for writing and using. The first is for display and not always functional or practical because of the bumps and bulk that embellishments create. The second is more plain but is functional and can be written in with more ease.

If you're looking for a happy medium of both beauty and function, perhaps embellishing after you've written in it is a better way to make good use of it. I use a pencil board or hard cardboard that I place on the back of the page I`m writing on so that I don`t feel the lumps and bumps of any pockets, tuck spots, etc.

I hope that helps you find what works for you!

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