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