I finished my cover this morning. I started on it last night and was so upset that I had ruined the front of my journal! But I kept at it and now I am satisfied. I just kept adding and adding. I had to laugh because Pauline's blog post yesterday was all about this exact process!
I recently bought india ink at Blicks, after being pursuaded by my favorite salesman there. I haven't used this in such a long time but I remember in college using a brush so I took out my worst one because I was afraid of what the ink would do to a good one. After reading the bottle I found out that its waterproof . Now I need to get some brush soap, I think. I'm happy with the results and am going to put a set of colored inks on my Christmas list. That or a gift card:)
This past weekend I went to a fantastic Christmas fair. It's at a small church near to my parents' home. They have the best stuff there! I got this terrific composition notebook with the cover (check out the inside flap and pocket on front) for [get this] $3.00! The prices are too low! They had a homemade table runner for $7! You've gotta love it.