I had so much fun taking bits and pieces I worked on last week and using others that I had started years ago to create some finished projects. Or at least finished for now as two of them will be used as art journals.
I spent days 7 and 10 painting upcycled papers that I was going to thrift, but decided to use for some art play. I added a few pieces of mixed media paper that I use on my work area to protect the top by catch paint. I cut these to size and mixed them in with the upcycled pages. I then used two pieces of painted card stock that I had been practicing techniques on as the cover. I machine sewed the two pieces of card stock together around the edges. Lastly I folded everything in half and machine sewed it down the middle. Voila, an art journal ready to paint, draw, and write in!
My next project for today was to take some upcycled bubble wrap envelopes that I painted over a year ago and make a storage thingamabob. I cut the ends off, machine sewed down the middle, and added a flap and a snap. I’m going to use it to store images and words from magazines for collages in my art journals.
Lastly is a magazine travel journal that I finished at midnight so I’m counting it in today’s creative stuff…since I had already blogged yesterday! I stayed up way too late finishing the initial part of this, but once I started I couldn’t stop. My friend Jaci had told me about this and then turned me onto Crafty Hodges on YouTube. I used this video to learn to make it. I may be hooked! I can’t wait to start doing some art in it. I think I’m going to use it to do a weekly art journal spread. I’ll let you know how it goes!
So that’s what I’ve had going on today. I’m super excited to have been able to bring some projects to a finished point even if two of them will be used to create more art in later. The journals themselves are done so I’m counting them as finished 🙂
A great big thank you to my awesome friend Debra for my coffee mug in the above picture…so true!
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