I have had a fun and busy weekend, with all kinds of art-ing goodness 🙂
I was super inspired by journal artista’s video about her desk/leftover journal, and I had to make one for myself!! I went through my box of “stuff”(old calenders, leaflets, pamphlets, maps, users manual in other languages, ect) and pulled out anything I thought would work. Then I gathered up a variety of plain, lined, grid, scrapbook, and gelli printed papers for the rest of the signatures. I have to say, it was a lot of fun putting together all the different papers. I didn’t worry about which ones were together, just folded and layered them until I was happy with them. Many of them have flaps that fold out, I can’t even tell you how ridiculously happy that makes me 🙂 No idea why, but it does. I used thick chipboard for the spine, since the spine supports the weight of the signatures, and lighter chip board for the covers, connecting them with trusty duct tape. I made the spine wider than I normally would have, to be able to add more signatures if I want, and to allow room for the pages to expand as they get painted, printed, stenciled, and inked. It was about this time that I grabbed our stash of rubber bands only to realize we had about 4. That was kind of a problem, since the rubber bands are what hold the signatures into the book and allow you to take them out and move them around. So I cut some ribbon to use instead until I remember to get some rubber bands next time I go to the store. The ribbon does not hold the signatures into the book as well as the rubber bands do, but it does work well enough for now. The desk/junque journal was already put to use this week when I was doing some stamping in a cute little mini book I made recently (more on that next time 😉 ) and when I was doing some painting yesterday. I love it! Its a great way to use up lots of papers and junk mail!
Thanks so much for stopping by!!