500 faces cut from Le Petit Larousse Illustré dictionary pages to be used for ATC’s and other mixed media and collage art.
Taken from this French dictionary I found in a used book store’s discard bin. There are tons of amazing images left to use.
1 inch by 2 inch fabric sample packs to be included in ATC Swaps and Snail Mail.
Just a little art therapy.
Image Courtesy: Smithsonian Institute
Yay! Finished another art and junk journal. This one is upcycled from an old recipe binder. Rings hold 5.5 x 8.5 sized paper. I used a lot of the papers left over from the two journals posted earlier, some map pages, pre-made and handmade envelopes, pockets and a bunch of other types of paper. This one will be my new working journal…I already have a few page ideas that I can’t wait to start working on.
The printed sari ribbon I have been using on my handmade journals was purchased from LaShell Wyskochil’s Etsy Shop.
Tabs were made from ribbon scraps and words from dictionaries mod-podged on to cardstock.
Elastic was added inside the front cover to hold extra paper and journals cards.
Another great thing about today….we relocated (temporarily) our offices to the other end of the building. Office space that is less than half the size of what we had before. That meant a lot of purging. A facility manager was going to toss these Sherwin-Williams paint swatch files. I asked my boss if I could take them and he said “YES!”. There are about 1500 cards between the two. So, a lot of color cards to play with and 2 file boxes to alter into rolodex type journals. 🙂
Hope you all have a wonderful weekend. I appreciate you stopping by…. xoxo.
Handmade art journals complete with pockets, tags, journal cards and envelope inserts. Made using scrap paper, sari ribbon and fabric pieces, wool, dictionary pages and ephemera. (Avital Gertner’s Bookmaking Tutorial)
Art Journal with flower ribbon wrap:
Over 500 pages (front and back) including: 28 handmade envelopes, 5 mini notepads, 6 pockets with journal cards tucked in. Size: 4 ½ inches wide, 5 inches high, 3 inches thick (tightly closed).
Art Journal with gray/white ribbon wrap:
Over 200 pages (front and back) including: 22 handmade envelopes, 5 mini notepads, 10 pockets with journal cards tucked in. Size: 3.25 inches wide, 4.25 inches high, 4 inches thick (tightly closed).
Thanks for visiting…xoxo.
I found two pages where I had started the background and finished them up tonight. Love and light, friends. Make it a creative weekend.