Monday, October 17, 2016

Spooky Fun

Hi there Maria here today to share with you a page from my "junk journal".  I really shouldn't call it a junk journal I suppose though.  I have many types of journals from nice expensive ones to this composition notebook one.  You know the black and white marble notebooks?  I have to say though I was highly disappointed a few years ago to discover the covers were no longer hard back but soft and bendy.  But anyhow I still like to get them at back to school time when they are like $.50 each.

This year I signed up for a class by Joanne Sharpe called Artfully Inspired Life.  It's a year long class where each month she shares a fun alphabet, a mantra and some journalling ideas.  For this I used the recommended more expensive book but wanted somewhere to practice lettering.  My friend and I decided on a compo book and got started with decorating the cover and glueing pages together (Since the compo pages are rather thin) then adding washi tape around the sides.

Here is my front, very simple nothing fancy just paper and washi tape, then I used packing tape over it to protect the papers. (mind you this is NOT a journal I ever intended to share it was meant to just play around in and practice and not care if pages looked good or not)


All the pages in washi:

I was so addicted to getting all the pages taped up it was fun and I love how it looks!  So recently I created a Halloween/Spooky page and thought what the heck I'll share it.  There's something about this book that I just love.


The background was me just messing around with Recollections Color Splash Watercolor crayons and Distress Crayons.  Just want to test them out etc. I used some Unity Stamp Co stamps and the cats is actually a stamp from the Michael's dollar bin.  Tim Holtz Halloween Stencil and rub ons.  I just had fun messing around and playing with this and since it fits with our theme this month I thought I'd share.

This is great for those of you who are intimidated by making art or art journaling.  Take that inexpensive compo book and just play around with supplies you have on hand.  Start by going through your notebook and glue every two pages together that will provide some stability. I used a glue stick.  Then just get started.

Thanks for stopping by today and be sure to play along with our current challenge!


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