Gwen Diehn’s Butter Box Journal Giveaway

April 24, 2012, 08:38 am  Posted by Lark


This month Gwen Diehn’s latest book, The Complete Decorated Journal: A Compendium of Journaling Techniques, is available online and in bookstores. The Complete Decorated Journal  is a 240-page compilation of Gwen’s two most popular books, The Decorated Journal and The Decorated Page. For those of you that already own one of those two books, this is an opportunity to get the other one plus new material, all in one comprehensive volume—priced at the cost of one book ($14.78 on Amazon!). The bonus material includes additional techniques such as working with casein, 13 artist profiles along with galleries of their work, and project instructions for creating a unique journal from a butter box (or a cereal box, a Little Debbie’s box, or any similar type box of your choosing).





We’re giving away this one one made by Gwen PLUS a copy of The Complete Decorated Journal (see entry details below*)!

For those  journaling enthusiasts who are unfamiliar with Gwen’s work, you’re in for a treat. The Complete Decorated Journal teaches readers how to create both engaging journals and inspiring journal pages through the examination of various:

~ techniques – such as using poured colors, baked paper, painting, collage,  ink washing, copier transfer, grounds, and relief prints and rubbings


~ layout designs – consider bleeds, borders, grids, mandalas, cutouts, and add-ons


journals – whether you create a 3-minute pamphlet, a 2-hour extremely beautiful, useful, and sturdy journal—or just customize a blank book



~ artist profiles – what inspires others to journal and how do they translate those thoughts to the page?


*So how can you enter for a chance to win that fun butter box journal that Gwen made AND a copy of The Complete Decorated Journal ? Leave a comment on this blog post by 9 p.m. EST on Thursday, May 3. The comment can be anything, but we’d really like to hear what you journal about most often—your garden? travels? day-to-day life? One winner will be selected at random and announced by Tuesday, May 8. Click here for the official rules.

Gwen is the author of four other titles on journaling and making handmade books. You can read more about her journaling adventures (including her entertaining sketch crawls) at Real-life-journals.blogspot.com.


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