So I came across a lovely online art journaling class that included a thrifted book! I was so intrigued!
The idea is that the book already contains text, imagery, binding and a hard cover...sounds like my kind of project for sure ;) I immediately went to my book shelve as I knew I had the perfect book to start out on my newest creative journal :)
As luck would have it, I had purchased this vintage indoor gardening book months ago. I saw it and was just drawn to it. I'm glad I didn't disregard it as a frivolous purchase :)
It has some beautiful imagery - not to mention that old book smell. It's perfect!
It had a dust jacket cover, but I decided to omit that from the journal itself and use this paper for collage purposes later on.
So now I have a beautiful hard-bound book to work with.
Next using regular craft paint, from Walmart or Michael's, I added some color to the pages of the thrifted book.
I also collaged several magazine pieces and various paper materiel onto the pages. Whatever struck my artistic fancy!
Materials used were:
dust jacket material
I also used various items to create a painted pattern, such as bubble wrap or the eraser end of a pencil.
I also enjoyed cutting out letters from magazines to create text in a random note style.
I used several paper sources for collage material, to include:
Past plane tickets
I am particularly drawn to SKU numbers and bar-codes :)
So much at your finger tips! Any paper material can be recycled to create art in your art journal. I hope to see what you all journal about and create!