Today’s Art . . .
Today’s art is this page that I made as an entry for AJJ where the theme is recycling – see link at bottom of post.
The background was already waiting for me in my journal, it was made with pastels and gesso sometime last year. To it, I added some Pukka tea packaging, some stag ribbon and another part of this box and another piece of the box that my birthday flowers arrived in. Then I finished off the page with some purple acrylic ink drips and splashes.
Since we are on the subject of recycling, I made some more journals using old invoices, packing slips, and other A4 sized junk mail.
I sewed the individual signatures together with the machine but then sewed then to each other by hand (the red thread).
I covered the spines with some old interfacing scraps.
The covers are made from old amazon boxes and the spines from corrugated card.
I was able to make four journals in total using old junk mail, amazon boxes, etc. The cover with the birds on it is actually made from a napkin.
Speaking of napkins, I mentioned in this post, the fabric I sent to Elizabeth during the swap last year. I found the photo I took of what I sent in the package last year which included some cat stamps, tissue papers, the fabric scrap and a hand-painted cat card. This was along with the ATCs for the swap and the napkins.
Let me know what you think in the comments. As always, thanks for reading.
Journal page – pastels, gesso, tea packaging, flower box packaging, card kit box, ribbon, stabilo-all, acrylic ink,
Art Journal Journey – Recycle, reuse, repurpose