Due to this I decided to make a loose leaf journal so I can create my pages then put them in the book afterwards.
To make the journal I used
Arch leaf folder (the binder was broken)
Art materials to decorate including doll template from Such a pretty mess http://gabriellepollacco.blogspot.ca/2012/06/mixed-media-fun-with-bo-bunny-template.html?m=1
To start with I had an arch leaf folder that needed using so I decided to upcycle it for this journal. I took out the ring binder section and metal corners off.
I then decorated the folder. The folder provided a great surface to do a mixed media cover on to.
When I was happy with the cover
I bound into the folder 12 small cards. These I bound in a figure of 8 and added beads as I bound it.
Then the journal was complete!! Now I am free to stick the loose leaf pages in to the book using the cards by sticking the pages to them. In all I could put 48 pieces in here if I wanted to as I could put work in back to back. I am really pleased with the outcome and will definitely be upcycling more arch leaf folders :)