Wednesday, November 3, 2010
Art Journals in Action
The red horse was cut from an IKEA postcard. I included one of these in everyone's kit for the night. Art is all around us if you just start looking, so whether its a cracker box, a frozen entree, or a magazine, take a few minutes to really look. The phrase "live happier" came right from a magazine page. I trimmed it down and sealed it with a piece of clear packaging tape, then mounted it onto blue cardstock. Now that flimsy magazine page is sturdy enough to weather the storms I toss its way.
The "altered journal" came from words I stamped on different colors of cardstock, and the image of the art chick is from Zettiology.
I stamped the phrases and added them around the page. And as you'll see on the edge of this and all other tabbed pages, I wanted to give them strength. I began by using a glue stick to adhere 2 pages together, then added the tab, and then ran a length of 3" masking tape, overlapping front & back of the edge. On top of the masking tape I added decorative packaging tape with polka dots. Too fabulous, yes?
This section of my book will include blogs & websites I want to check out, as well as notes to myself for class ideas or conventions I should investigate for teaching.
I'll photograph my twinchies and post later this week so you can see the variety of talent.
Ya'll come back now, hear?
Posted by Lovely Linda