Today I have a video showing my new binder art journal that I put together. It’s not jewelry making related….or is it? 🙂
The more creative you are, the more creative you are. So I have a lot of different creative outlets and they all make me feel more creative, even if it’s not exactly the same medium.
That being said, I don’t talking about jewelry or have any jewelry tips for you in this video, so if you’re not interested in my new art journal, I promise I won’t be offended if you don’t watch it!
In the video I promised some photos of my art journal pages. These are all blank so far! As you saw in the video I did complete one page so far and I’m working another one.
So here are some photos:
At the moment this is the first page, but, of course, this is a binder so it may get switched around eventually. This is a paper from a 6″ X 6″ scrapbook paper pad I love. I do mostly pocket page scrapbooking now, so I can’t imagine exactly how I would make this particular paper work. I love it, so I added it here. (I have a second page just like this if I do decide I want to use it in a scrapbook.
I added some small ephemera to give it some interest. There’s an old library card catalog and a bingo card.
That’s another small scrapbook paper that I really like that will be perfect for journaling.
This is from a Griffin and Sabine calendar I had several years ago. It had a lot of art that I love in it, so I’ve saved a lot of the pages. (There is a reason I’m a craft hoarder!) As I mentioned in the video, I will probably use these pages more as inspiration and not really paint or draw over them, but I guess only time will tell.
This was from an old address book I don’t use anymore. I love the map. I actually meant to add in some other maps, too, which I may add in later. That’s a great benefit to this being a binder, I can add, remove and move around pages at any time.
Another library catalog card plus the front of a piece of sheet music that I thought was beautiful.
That small card is an example of a Project Life card that I punched holes in and added. I used a few throughout so I can add quotes or some journaling.
This example is a small scrap of some art paper I had saved and behind it is a calendar page.
For any of the papers throughout, I may use them as a background, use them in artwork in the journal or just leave them as they are in the journal. Since it’s all in a binder, it’s very flexible.
As I mentioned in the video, I used a small 8 1/2″ X 5 1/2″ binder from Target. Then I simply gathered up different ephemera and punched holes in it. A big majority of the pages are plain cardstock that I cut in half so I would have plenty of room for making art.
I hope this inspires you and I would love to know if you’re going to make your own art journal. You can leave a comment below. 🙂
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