Art journal

Recycled

Hi crafters. After reading some art books about art journaling, and seeing the recent challenge at Simon says Stamp, I decided to try it. My journal is a recycled cookbook from the secondhand shop. It is a nice size, with a hard cover, nice paper and a ribbon bookmark. I took out several pages from each register to make room and then got to it. This picture shows some recipes through the paint at the beginning.

I just kept adding layers. First acrylic paint, then stencilling and stamping. I used some scrap triangles made from cedar drawer liner cut with the Neat and Tangled hexastar cover plate die. I also added more of these triangles which I painted. (I’ve found the journal a good place to use all those bits that come out of the inside of the die cuts, as well as unused die cuts.) There are also some Birch Press prismatic triangle die cuts which I cut from the painted discarded recipe pages. I’ve been having a bit of fun with the words. The words are from a tween book which was free at the dump. The book is a diary of first romance etc but I’ve been trying to make more deep, cryptic comments with them. I could use the words from the discarded recipes … maybe next time.

I am entering this page in the Simon says Stamp Monday challenge: Recycle

Thanks for visiting,

Christine

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