Saturday, 7 September 2013

Recycled Art Journal

After spending several weeks collecting Cereal Boxes, Asprin Boxes, odd bits of card and also raiding my fabric scraps bag, I have finally put together the cover and inside signatures for my handmade, recycled Art Journal.
The cover was created out of a Cereal Box and then covered in a scrap of wallpaper, I have raised the centre image onto thick cardstock and punched holes and sewn into the top.  The design for the front is created using fabric, vintage images and inks.  The signatures (pages) inside the journal are all made from cereal boxes and painted in acrylic craft paints ready to adorn with more art.  The binding for the journal is a simple piece of wool which has then been dressed up with tied scraps of fabric. I am planning to fill this journal with pieces of my art and the finished book will be thick and sumptuous, full of my arty creations.  Have a go yourself at creating one of these, one off, journals, make them as a gift for a loved one, you don't have to make the inside signatures from boxes, you could just add lined or watercolour paper inside!

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