I have spent a lot of the past 15+ years almost exclusively making cards with an album & mixed media piece here and there. Part of my early art training was in handmade books, collage, junk type journals, mixed media, altered books, ATC’s and more. So I’ll be returning to some of my art roots this year. My goal is an album, journal or handmade book per month minimum and hopefully a few more.
This month on the Scrapbooking With Me group they have a Just Journal January challenge going on. Aimed at beginners but for all levels, Miss E & Melina have been presenting start to finish videos all month. If you click on their names it will go to their Youtube channels.
I finally got started on the challenge this week. Here is my cover before signatures are added:
So what is interesting about this cover is it’s made with a recycled bubble envelope as the middle. It makes the cover crinkly. Still undecided on the fabric I wanted to use, I found the “home” & “bicycle” fabric at the Dollar Tree and knew it was perfect. The vintage collage style fabric is a new item at Hobby Lobby.
As you can imagine after almost 40 years of art, I have quite the variety in my stash from all my different styles of creating. The lace butterfly is from a vintage curtain valance someone gave me a piece of a long time ago. The “scrabble” tiles are ephemera pieces from more than 10 years ago, the art journal printed tape is easily as old, the lace with sequins & beads was in my ribbons. As I have dug around I have set more items aside for collaging & junk journaling.
Since I’m more a “clean & simple” design artist, my journal won’t be too vintage or grungy looking.
I hope to finish up the whole journal by the end of the weekend. Stay tuned for a video walk-thru.
Thanks for stoppng by!