Hello friends and happy Bank Holiday Monday!Still not feeling 100% so I was trying to take it easy and not do too much but I did manage to finish this page.  This is another page inspired by Type and Type is of course, the August challenge over on Art Journal Journey and chosen by this month’s host, the lovely Neet.I may have a lot of typewriter/type related stamps in my collection but I probably have even more type-related fabrics!  Here’s a few of them, I also showed this photo in my last post as I used one of the fabrics, but this time I am using the rest of them…For this page, I used the two teal fabrics and the yellow fabric.  I already used the black typewriter fabric on this page.These are all scrap pieces leftover from various sewing projects, so I pieced them together as best I could and adhered them to my page with some matte medium. The typewriter on the left had to be completed using another half typewriter from the edge of the fabric but they match up pretty well.  On the back of this page, is the page that has the journal cards attached by brads, so quite handy to cover up the back of the brads with this fabric!Once I had everything in place where I wanted it, I left it to dry.  The fabric with the orange typewriters is a thick canvas type, so it took longer to dry than the other lighter cottons.I typed out this quote using Word on the computer and not my typewriter as I wanted to play around with the size of the font, which btw is Courier New, a lovely classic typewriter font.  After I glued it to the fabric page, I outlined it with a black Pitt pen. The quote made me laugh but it is also sadly very true – how sad it is to think that literacy might be too time-consuming, and that the pace of life is so fast now we can’t slow down enough to bother. : (I do love this typewriter fabric, it’s one of my favourites, and I remember how difficult it was to get any of it at the time as it sold out quickly (this was several years ago).  I made a nice clutch bag out of it and also a cushion, which you can see in the background of this photo. I’ve thought about making a dress out of it but I have yet to get around to it!  One day maybe, though there is probably not enough left now…Oh before I forget, I wanted to share some photos of work that I did in Uni, when I was studying for my Library Science degree.  I had the option to do a couple of elective subjects and one of which was bookmaking/printing/typesetting, and the other was about creating displays in libraries.  That one was quite arty and a lot of fun. It made me wish I had gone to art school instead of library school!  Part of course was studying lettering and fonts, so here are a few pages from my coursework that I came across recently. From memory we were trying to create words that looked like their meanings, so the word newspaper is made out of newspaper, spaghetti is made from real spaghetti, and the the word squash is squashed lol. As part of learning all about fonts, we studied various font houses, some of which are shown below.

That’s all for today, back to lie on the sofa for a bit.  Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading!Ingredientswatercolour paper, my usual journal, glue, black pen, typewriter and type fabrics, matte medium, printed quote, Pitt pen,


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August 31, 2021 10:45 am

Oh my this is an awesome journal spread, I love how you used the fabrics.
Another inspiring piece for Neet’s theme at AJJ, thank you for linking with us there.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
August 30, 2021 7:08 pm

My sincere apologies. You DID give us the previous great entry and I just overlooked it on the list. My mistake.

Bleubeard and Elizabeth
August 30, 2021 7:06 pm

Elle, your previous post isn’t showinig on AJJ. I hope you will link it before/by tomorrow.

This is an amazing entry. I was so impressed with how you manipulated the typewriters and the type. This is such a great entry and of course, I fell in love with the pages you created for your library science course. They are really incredible and shows such initiative, too. Thanks for yet another incredible journal entry using Neet’s great theme at Art Journal Journey.

Neet Hickson
August 30, 2021 2:13 pm

Elle, I am so sorry you are not yet feeling well. I hope this does not continue for much longer and you are soon back to full health.
I am glad, however, that you managed to finish this page for us at AJJ. I had no idea that there was so much fabric about on the theme of ‘type’. How interesting and how super it would be to have a skirt with those bold red typewriters on it. The fabrics are all great but I think my favourite has to be the parchment coloured one with all the typing on it. Don’t know why, but my eyes are drawn to it. Of course, you now know what will happen, I will be looking in fabric shops for these types of prints. Not that I am much good with a sewing machine – but I can sew straight things when I put my mind to it.
Thank you for such a fabulous page and for such a fabulous post. So interesting to know about the lettering you studied and to see the words spelling things like spaghetti and squash – bet that was fun! It sounds as if your course was as much fun as an art one.
Take care – and rest,
Hugs, Neet xx

Erika N
August 30, 2021 12:17 pm

I didn’t know you studied library science. I had started an advanced degree years ago but could never finish it because I had my daughter and I still needed to work. I do regret that, but I think libraries have changed drastically since I was in school. I love your newest fabric page. Those red typewriters are just the coolest. I can see why you love that fabric. Thanks for sharing this wonderful page with us at AJJ. And hope you are feeling even better and enjoying your holiday. hugs-Erika

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