Artful Recycling, Journal

Last October I started my journey in artful recycling by creating a journal out of paper scrap that was in my recycle bin. The idea started when I saw Ingrid Dijkers recycled journal on her blog and challenged myself to do something similar.  I pulled the journal out a few days ago and finished priming all the pages with gesso.   Next was to paint the backgrounds.  Here is what I have done so far.

These two pages are the back of a Kleenex box and a raisin box.  I used some masking tape to mask different layers of paint.  I love this look, it reminds me of graffiti.


This is the front side of a brown manilla envelope.


Here is the backside of that brown manila envelope.


Below is the front side of the half clock face.  You can still see some of the numbers through the pain layers.


Here is the back of that clock face page.


These pages are now ready for collage, journaling and embellishments.

Keep it simple!

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4 Responses to Artful Recycling, Journal

  1. Laura K says:

    Thanks for the update. The pages look good!!

  2. Mary Schweitzer says:

    This is wonderful! I think it’s important for us to look for ways to re-use things and do away with waste.
    Great job!

  3. This does indeed look like graffiti! These pages are so beautiful that it’s almost a shame to cover them with journaling! Very nice job.

  4. Cheryl says:

    You’re doing a great job on this!

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