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.

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This is the front side of a brown manilla envelope.

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Here is the backside of that brown manila envelope.

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

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Here is the back of that clock face page.

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

Keep it simple!

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4 Responses to Artful Recycling, Journal

  1. Cheryl says:

    You’re doing a great job on this!

  2. 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.
    Best-
    Ingrid

  3. 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!
    Mary

  4. Laura K says:

    Thanks for the update. The pages look good!!

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