I have recently become fascinated with mixed media art. I’ve recently discovered some really good blogs – one in particular is Jenniebellie Studio. I’ve thought about starting an art journal many times but never really felt confident enough in my abilities and so didn’t want to buy a nice art journal book and then mess it up. Jenny has some great tutorials, but the one on how to make your own art journal by recycling cereal packaging really appealed to me. If I didn’t like what I did then apart from some paints, inks and papers I wouldn’t feel so guilty and wasteful if I didn’t like my end results.
It doesn’t look much at the moment but I have made a start on the journal, using a Go Ahead yogurt biscuit box to make the cover of the journal. It was initially covered in brown paper packaging which I get a lot of when I place an SU order and then I’ve covered it with some crackle paint. I’ve also made some of the signatures (pages) to go in the box by using a cereal box. It could take a while before more signatures are made as I’m the only one in our household that really eats cereals LOL. So far I’ve only painted the signatures but it is my intention to have a go at the first page tomorrow – lots of ideas bouncing around in my head but whether they will come out exactly how I want them to on the pages is another matter.
I intend to decorate the cover more once I have added the pages to the journal. It’s definitely a work in progress.