Saturday, June 3, 2017

Junk Journal Project

A few weeks ago I took an amazing Junk Journal class from Lisa Guerin, hosted at my sister, Lana's house. It was so much fun and I learned so much. Below are pictures of my project.
Lisa provided each of us old book covers that we altered and used to create our art journal inside. We stenciled some designs on the cover, but I wasn't happy with how mine came out, so I added additional collage elements on top.

The inside pages are made from manila folders, that we stained with tea and coffee and then added ink stains as well.
Lisa provided so many elements for us to fill our journal with, some stamped with images from Lynne Perrella. I love Lynne's images and immediately came home and purchased 6 sets of her stamps.
 The butterfly images above is from Tim Holtz's Stamper Anonymous line.
 I also used some stamps from Catherine Moore, Character Construction.
 It was fun pulling out some of my old stamps, like the topiaries above are from Cavallini.
I can't remember where I purchased the stamped image of the house below, but it's one of my favorites.
You'll also noticed various die cuts, some from Catherine Moore and some from Tim Holtz...they make great accents to a collage.
For additional dimension, I like adding tags and ribbon to the pages as well.
The pages fold out in an accordion style.
Thanks Lisa for inspiring us to make this amazing project, I love how it turned out and you are such a wonderful artist and teacher!

I was excited to make another one, but tried something different and made this one inside an old paint box.
I'll show the inside of this junk journal in my next post.

1 comment:

  1. Love everything about your journal! Simply beautiful.