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Thursday, September 29, 2011

Art journal

After being inspired by The Art Journal Workshop, I started work on the inside pages
I found the book that I disassembled for the covers at a thrift store quite a while ago. When I got it I hadn't realized that all the pages were glossy which doesn't work very well for altering.  
I still loved the covers and knew I'd use them 
in some way.

The inside pages are recycled cardboard from cereal type boxes. I obsessively save them to use as substrate for so many different projects. The pages are all a uniform height but the width is very random. I felt this might give the journal an interesting look.

So far, I've slathered leftover paint from other projects on a few pages and completed one from scraps on my table. 

The journalling reads: 
Forget the darkness behind you. 
Turn your face towards the sun and bloom.


Stacie (craft-princess) said...

Cool book! I really like the cover! Did you use distress inks on it or was it already that color?

Yvonne said...

Great book to use for this. Looks great! I like your idea of different widths for pages.

~*~Patty S said...

Always exciting to start a new project...
Love that you save cardboard too...it's what we do LOL
I REALLY Love that you are doing something wonderful with yours...great idea about the different widths of pages!
Such an uplifting quote and page Halle!
Happy Friday!

Dianne said...

a great page, and those covers are cool! this will turn out terrific, I am sure. The cardboard pages are a nice change from paper...they hold up to a lot of stuff!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I never seem to have cardboard for pages, but I always appreciate when others recycle it. Those pages are going to be spectacular.

Fabric Art said...

Halle your journal pages looks fantastic (I've looked around your blog), great book cover.

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