Thursday, April 19, 2012

Junk Art Smash Journal





This is the cover to my new journal. I'm very into fairy tales, so I was excited about finding this book at the Salvation Army store. Luckily most of the inside pages were ruined with crayon art by some kid (I hate that!) so I didn't have a problem taking the book apart. I hope to do some actual art in it eventually, but so far it's just writing, gathering papers from places we go & some collage art. It's fun, though, and I've missed keeping a journal.



I'm just going to show a few pages in case anyone is interested. I loved to collage when I was younger, now I'm cutting up magazines like crazy so that I can teach my grandkids. They love anything involving making a mess, so they have the perfect Grandma for that.



I'm having fun perusing the Net looking at other people's journals. This is a great medium for me, I'm one of those people who loves to save movie tickets, vintage photos, found papers, etc. Now I know why!
It takes me a while to get my mojo going, but since I'm not worrying about winning any journaling contests anytime soon, I'm having a good time playing with markers, glue, paints & paper. And stamps. And alcohol inks.

You get the idea.