Gecko Galz

Gecko Galz

Tuesday, May 17, 2011

Digital Fun..... making Journals!

So awhile back I started playing around with Digital collage, it is an interesting art form and a great way to be creative without all the mess....but if you are like me you love the mess!
So for gifts I began taking my collage works and incorporating them with journals and creating my own hand altered journals. well they became such a hit that I began a little side business selling them at the holidays.
I wanted to share a few of my designs with you and show you another way to use the free images I give out each week. this is also a wonderful way to create ATC's, cards, hand altered name it.
You will need Photoshop or photoshop elements to create digital collages and using the blending tools you will start with a basic digital background (you can scan in a piece of favorite paper and create your own) then using gif images with the backgrounds removed start layering them on. then print out the art once it is done and and using inks ink the edge then you can embellish using stickles. smooch inks, crystal gems,'s the limit. As my book base I purchased journals from Hobby Lobby and covered them, that way the insides are as beautiful as the out. It is a fun way to create a special gift when you are short on time.
Below are a few of my books hope you enjoy them!
Ancient Secrets

Dragon Journal

In My Words

Celtic Journey Journal

This one I actually used Graphics 45 Steam Punk Debutant papers, Tim Holtz Cogs, May arts ribbon and MM trim.

Have fun!
Leanne Seed


  1. I really like this idea - I will definitely be trying it! My fav cover is the soft Celtic one!

  2. these are great!! just learning more with photoshop and am enjoying it! like you..cut and paste is a fav!!..but the digital can be used so well with "hands on" work! love your images so much!

  3. Love these and love how you made them too, thanks for sharing. ~Diane

  4. I have not tried digital art yet!
    But I am dying to give it a try! And I will later.. Yours is absolutely wonderful! Hugs,Tee

  5. These are wonderful examples. Thanks for the pointers on how to do this!