Wednesday, July 27, 2016

Altered Summertime Scrapbook Journal

Today I thought I would share how easy it is to alter a guest book, old diary, or any other type of book .

I decided to alter this guest book into a summer scrapbook journal.

I started by adding some texture paste to give the appearance of sand, and then I used watercolours over the top.

You may like to try a recipe by Tim Holtz to make your own sand. I don't have any of the products he used so I couldn't do it, but if you have those items you may like to give it a try as it looks interesting!

The girl is a Phyliss Harris stamp which I also coloured with water colours. I used some pink thread to create the flowing ribbons on her hat.

I glued some real shells onto the bottom of the cover, and finished by laying a ribbon down the side .

The inside pages all had printed titles on them, but these were easily covered with papers.

I hope I have inspired you to have some fun, and create something for this months challenge which is "Summertime" and the Twist is Shells which you can use if you wish.

If you try the Tim Holtz recipe, I would love to know how it turns out...

Join in the fun



  1. good idea to be able to alter something and make it useful

    Barb Housner

  2. Repurposing with art in mind is a wonderful idea. Love the little girl stamp. Your ribbons added a nice touch. I need to read about Tim Holtz's sand making. I bet I do not have all the stuff I need but it is worth a try. genie