Gigi’s Journal

 In Art Journal, Jane Davenport Mixed Media, JDMM, Planner

Gigi is a beloved Davenpeep! And when I saw this project on her Instagram feed I asked her to share it here for us as well!

Gigi’s Journal

Altered Jane Davenport Butterfly Journal project. from Gigi Willett Artist on Vimeo.

Starting with two Butterfly Journals. image1

Measure the length needed to expand to fit over your inserted notebook.

Mark and cut canvas flaps.

Stitch over existing seam and then make a second parallel stitch for reinforcement.

Gesso panel edges.


Gesso inside cover.


Decorated with Mermaid Markers and stamps.
Inside cover stamped with permanent ink and fairies sketched with Inkredible pen filled with Dye-Na-Flow.

Finished with Mermaid Markers. image7

Finished result and happy new home for my notebook.
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Super fun project and I hope this inspires you to create something of your own.
xoxo Gigi


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  • Courtney

    This is a great idea! Beautiful journal. 🙂 Thanks for sharing!!

  • Michelle

    Super cool!!!!!

  • Alexandra

    That is fantastic!!! Thank you for sharing!!

  • Gigi

    Thank you Jane for featuring my project and video here on your blog! I am sooo happy with my canvas journal covers. Your mixed media range makes it so easy and accessible to jump in and create!! You inspire me Jane! Very excited for you and your new line of products. <3 <3 <3 xoxo Gigi

  • Zandra

    So, Cool, Gigi! Love your art work, too. :o)


    what a great creative project of altering an already beautiful journal and keeping it’s integrity! smart and wonderful!

  • Chrissie

    Absolutely lovely, thanks for sharing your gorgeous idea, Gigi! You have a lovely voice, I enjoyed your video, just beautiful! Love Jane’s line, just keeps on giving! <3

    • Gigi

      <3 thank you Chrissie! I hope you are as inspired as I have been by Jane to create fun things.

  • Marcella

    What a great idea. Nice to share the how-2 on this. I like the regular size and smaller TN-type journals.

    Have this one as shown and just love it…again, thanks for sharing.

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