Friday, 23 September 2011

Cereal Box Art Follow Through

Well after my last post and talking about all the projects I have on the go at the moment I realised something, I only tend to show about a tenth of what I actually create in my posts! I know I’m still very new to blogging but may be my scantiness is to blame or I just have no follow through. Anyhow it has made me resolve to get better with my posting (but also to try not to overflood posts with ‘samey’ stuff either). So, in conclusion I decided to complete one of these damn recycled cereal box art journals from my last post - so that I will have some follow through and show you what they will look like, as well as that be an end to it (well at least to one of my current projects anyhow) : -


Covers are made with similar principle to that I showed in the giveaway art journal tutorial and are made from recycled materials (in pics below the plaque that I bound to the spine is from a belt, along with all the wooden beads I have hidden in amongst the dangles made with more of my Grandmothers left-over knitting yarn). It is the first time I have actually included my own artwork in a journal. It is a simple ink drawing done on a 1937 French novel page & with a quote from good old Ralph Waldo Emerson. I have done stencil art journals or collage journals before but never put my own artwork on a journal - not on a journal I am not keeping for myself anyhow - as these ones (like the millions of others I make) will go into my journal shop.


I still have three more to go, but then done is the cereal box torment…until I go and eat a whole load more of course then the vicious cycle will recommence. I do just want to say a thank you to all those who have entered into my giveaway and shown me they see the value in cereal boxes too hehe, if you haven’t entered yet you still have time as winner will be picked in exactly one weeks time.

Finally for the first time ever I’m going to link up to Paint Party Friday and Sneak Peek Friday as I’m finally beginning to get over my blogosphere shyness a little & am loving blog hopping so much (esp around other peoples work spaces on Wednesdays over at Stamping Ground) so thought this would be another excellent way of seeing and sharing.  
Come join if you can, much love Jenny

34 comments:

  1. Welcome to Sneak Peek! What an amazing creation...I just threw two cereal boxes in the trash this morning...wouldn't my children love to know that someone was so creative with a box! Thanks for sharing!

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  2. I took a peek at your shop and your journals are AMAZING! It is like candy for the eyes!

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  3. Did you post a "how-to" for the cereal box journals? If so I missed it, but that looks amazing and beautiful. Stopping by from Sneak Peek Fridays.

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  4. Your original artwork is gorgeous, Jenny! I'd honestly love to see more of it in your work.

    Amazing journal. Just beautiful. :)

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  5. I want to do this...but oh, where is the time...so inspiring (and I have "follow-through" issues, too!)

    Blessings!

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  6. This is awesome! I haven't done anything with your tutorial yet, but you can't believe how much I've thought about it! I've been enjoying blog hopping myself in the past few weeks (I'm kind of new at this blog stuff)and participated in one where 80+ artists just showed a picture of their Paper Stacks. Of course anything goes so it didn't have to be paper...but it was fun to get inside all those studios and homes!

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  7. I love the idea of repurposing boxes but if I start with one box I'm going to start hoarding a hundred boxes! So I think I'm going to wait until I need a new book before being tempted. Yours is very beautiful and if I made one half as good I just know I wouldn't be able to help myself with box hoarding. Ha ha ha

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  8. Very cool...love the idea that it was created from a cereal box! Your work is awesome...love the detail and whimsy! POP ART MINIS

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  9. thank you for linking up at "sneak peek" Friday. Love this look!

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  10. I really love this. It makes me want to make a journal.....

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  11. Oh, this journal is so beautiful. You must be really happy with it.

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  12. Love your journal and the quote on it!
    I'd love to see more of your art...the other nine-tenths of it! :)

    Following you on twitter now. :)

    Just beautiful art!

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  13. Welcome to PPF, the journal is looking great and we all love recycling. x

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  14. Welcome to Paint Party Friday.
    Your journal is very lovely and what a great way to use up cereal boxes.Would never guess it.Beautiful work!

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  15. Happy Paint Party Friday! Really creative journal, just lovely!

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  16. Who would have thought that cereal boxes could be so pretty? : ) Lovely work!

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  17. How fun is that!?! What a beauitful, creative project. Great quote too. I am so happy you are overcoming your blogosphere shyness! Thank you so much for sharing 'in the studio' this week!

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  18. Your cereal box journals are spectacular - so, so creative!

    I really enjoyed watching your tutorial (I love the "happy madness" you created with your fabric scraps along the binding)! I will never look at cereal boxes the same way :)

    I am having lots of fun looking around your blog and I'm so glad you've joined the party!

    xo
    Kristin

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  19. welcome to PPF look forward to seeing more

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  20. Wow this is amazing as always! I just LOVE your journals! Happy PPF! Deb

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  21. Hello, Jenny! I found you by way of Studio JRU. Beautiful journal! Love the embellishments rich texture and colors.

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  22. I love recycled/upcycled journal covers. I think you should always add your art to the covers because this one is beautiful!

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  23. What a great way to recycle!!!! Love this idea! Love the journal!

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  24. Great journal and recyling. Love your art.

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  25. Hi, I think I lost my last comment. I love your journal and art. Great job.

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  26. What a great idea! And we all have cereal boxes!

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  27. Janniebellie, thank you for your tutorials I learn how to bookbind my own book! http://martualterada.blogspot.com/2012/01/handmade-book-poemari-i-relats-curts.html

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  28. I am addicted to making journals thanks to you. I have a question, do you have a source for lined paper? For pure writing? I can't really use notebook paper because the dimensions are weird. I figured if anybody would know, it would be you. Love and hugs. Thank you for your work and sharing it with us.

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