Today’s Art . . .
Today’s art is this whole entire journal that I made for the Dephemerember challenge in December 2022 but didn’t even manage to get half the pages done since I was so busy and got behind with everything.  I think also this challenge was extra time consuming because it was a daily challenge with three components, one was optional, but I wanted to do all three.  Then because it was December, I ran out of time to finish it because of all the extra criteria and possibly because I was trying to do three daily challenges at once!

Because of Earth Day and recycling month, I decided to make an effort to get it finished finally!

depehemerember flip through fast forward by EOTC

This first video is a fast forward of me opening all the pages and showing all the bits and pieces.  It’s at 4x speed because otherwise the video was too large to upload plus it could get very boring at normal speed. Total length 1.15mins.

Because there are 25 pages in this journal challenge, I have chosen one page made this month as one of my favourites for today’s art, and I have two short videos to show the whole journal and a list of all the recycled/reused/repurposed stuff I used for the journal. The one above is the fast forward flip-through, the one below is a slideshow of photos with the challenge criteria noted on each.

Below is a list of all the challenge criteria and all the ephemera I used on each page.

*1. fluff/Mason Jar and hedgehog – woollen fluff from an old jumper, printable mason jar, collage fodder, sticker
2. splatters/playing card and giraffe – gel print and scrap paper background, printable giraffes, washi tape, acrylic ink splatters, mini playing cards, gold twine, scrap paper, stickers
3. bright colour/journalling card and penguin – gel print scraps, xmas paper, scrap paper,
*4. recycled art/coin envelope and turtle – scrapbook paper, printable turtle, recycled watercolour painting, twine, stickers
5. number or sentiment/ticket and bee – gel print scraps, old bookmark, Honey Bee washi tape packaging, napkin, printable tickets
6. feathers/bingo card and elephant – handmade paper, kraft card, acrylic ink, paperartsy elephant and bingo stamps, paper scraps, stickers,
*7. handwritten memory/loaded tag and bear – watercolour background scrap, napkin, book paper, denim heart, tea packet, wrapping paper, twine, collage scraps, stickers
*8. beads/postage stamp dangle and butterfly – old gel print scraps, amazon box bookmark, postage stamps, xmas decoration, printable butterflies
9. collage fodder/junk mail and partridge – book paper, magazine page, gel prints, distress oxide scraps, tissue paper, notebook paper, stickers
10. leaves/envelope and owl – my watercolour owl, printable leaves and owl envelope, book paper, tea packet, soap box, schmincke paint packaging, collage scraps,
11. handmade stamp/jumbo tag and toucan – my handmade eotc stamp, brown paper, coffee packaging (toucan and tree), tea tags, napkin, leftover diecut leaf, teabag, brad,
12. lace/postcard and rabbit – napkin, lace, scrap paper, vegan chocolate wrapper, postcard, stickers,
*13. acetate/banner and seahorse – acetate packaging, gel prints, wrapping paper, tissue paper, tea packet, letter stickers, Jane Davenport washi stickers, silver seahorse charm, pin, stickers, shell printable,
14. pattern/matchbook and peacock – pattern paper, Paperartsy peacock stamp, pride and prejudice bookmark, matchbook made from washi tape packaging
15. metal/photo and flamingo – flamingos from coffee packaging, alcohol ink and metallic background, photo, stickers,
*16. packaging/index card booklet and raccoon – flour bag, tea packets, index cards, brad, twine, stickers, acrylic ink,
*17. rust/bookmark and moth – rusted background, collage scrap bookmark, printable moths, stickers, acrylic ink, green thread
18. handmade stencil/notepad and fish – handmade stencil, metallic paste, gel print background, Paperartsy fish stamp, stickers, mini notebook made from larger notebook, paper clip,
*19. fabric/page tab and snail – fabric scrap, paper scrap, snail shell printable, stickers
*20. grunge/snippet strip and mouse – printable background, collage scraps snippet roll, stickers,
*21. button/tea bag and kangaroo – teabag background, tea box lid (come on over), paper button, Qantas baggage tag,
*22. water/envelope insert and hamster – coffee packaging (beach scene), blue envelope (top) paper scraps to make beach ball and hat, posca pens for hearts and sun, washi tape, sticker,
23. flower/paper doll and monkey – banana packaging, fruity paper scraps, lace flower, Paperartsy stamp for doll head, ribbon, stickers,
24. coffee or tea/specimen card and dragonfly – tea stained background, teabags, tea tags, handmade paper, Paperartsy specimen card stamp, acetate, leftover Tim Holtz flower, sticker,
*25. leather/ATC and bird – paper scraps, diecut birds leftover from another project, brown leather, dried leaf, stickers, acrylic ink.

All animal image cards and printables provided as part of the challenge.  All page numbers marked with an * are pages I completed in April. The rest in December/January.

This is a slideshow of all the photos taken and in the order of the challenge prompts not the order they are in the journal.  It is 1.27 min long

eotc dephemerember flip through completed jnl 280423 by EOTC

Now that I know how long this challenge takes (admittedly a lot of it is thinking and planning rather than doing) I will be better prepared for the next one!

Let me know what you think in the comments.   As always, thanks for reading.

Journal page – see above


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Bleubeard and Elizabeth
April 30, 2023 12:45 am

I was blown away as I checked each page. I stopped it a LOT so I could see each page and what you created. I am curious. You printed out all the animals and fussy cut additional animals to add to the pages? You must have a great printer. I especially like how you treated the monkeys. You did a BRILLIANT job. I may do this next year instead of Trovember. I truly LOVE what you created. It’s a fabulous journal and just made me sit up and really look at each page individually. Thanks for sharing this with Bleubeard and me using our recycling theme at Art Journal Journey. BLOWN AWAY!!!!!

Erika N
April 29, 2023 12:11 pm

Holy cow-this journal is really really amazing Elle. I’m so glad you finished it and shared it with us at AJJ for Bleubeard’s and Elizabeth’s challenge. I love the animal theme and all the pockets and other ways to place a card. You’ve inspired me with this journal. And I like how even though you started it in december you didn’t make it all holiday-ish. I’m loving this-if you can’t tell. Thanks for sharing with us. Now I want to go up and work on a journal myself, but think I’m going to sneak out into the garden before the rain comes this PM. Enjoy your weekend. hugs-Erika

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