Hi lovely people!
Are you in a Christmas spirit? I’m not. I don’t know why. Maybe because there are so many things happening lately. I’ve been having some health issues and many other things on my plate, but it’s not all bad. I’ve also been creating and playing in my studio and that always makes me happy. So here I am with some of the pages from my collage journal or glue book. They are not finished, I will be adding more stuff to them, but here is how they look now. 🙂
It’s a lot of fun cutting images from magazines and gluing them into this big journal. It’s actually an altered book and it is perfect for this. I started by gluing background images first on many pages. That way I created a start for me to add things when and how I like. It’s a very meditative process. I don’t do it regularly, but when I feel like I need to relax, I just take my box of magazine images and cut and paste. I think I’ll do that again one of these days. I sure need some relaxation. 🙂
I hope you like these pages and maybe you will take an old book or some notebook and play with junk mail, magazines and scrap paper.
Have fun! And have a great day/evening! 🙂
Hello lovely people!
Here is a new journal I made!
It is made almost entirely out of recycled materials. I just looove when I’m able to turn “junk” into something beautiful and useful.
I took a piece of soft plastic sheet that was sitting in my studio for ages, layered it with some soft (again) plastic packaging material and cotton fabric, stitched them and made the cover. Then I added an applique piece to the front cover which was made with cotton fabric and silk, and I think it looks just right for this journal. Of course, the closure was also made with a recycled piece, a band that came from my mother’s shirt, brand new, just unwanted, 🙂 and I added my handmade fabric beads to the ends to make it more pretty. There are also my handmade beads on the spine, as well as on the inside of the journal.
There are stitched book pages in there, my handmade papers, plain white pages, etc.
Oohhh it makes me so happy! I really love this journal. So colorful and cute!
The above photo shows an envelope that I made out of a book page, stitched and painted and clipped to the page. There is so much room in this journal for writing and adding things!
I went crazy with details and embellishments!
And that is it! I hope you like it, and I hope it will give you some ideas on how to recycle more. 🙂 You can find this lovely fun journal in my Etsy store.
Thank you for visiting!