Sunday, 11 August 2013

Using wax paper

I found an article about wax paper in a magazine recently. Intrigued I googled wax paper for crafts and found various ideas. The one that I was keenest to try was the idea of putting flowers between 2 pieces of wax paper and ironing them. The wax then fuses the 2 sheets together in a semi translucent state with the flowers secured in the middle. (just use a dry iron, turn the steam off). I'm going to use this sheet in my next junk journal.
The wax paper came from Samuel Taylors.

I put a white envelope behind the wax paper for the photograph

new art journal pages


The first page was my version of a class by Dina Wakley from Lifebook 2013 (Willowing). The 2nd one is moving on to my own take on the class.

The 3rd one was my page in a friend's circle journal with the theme of "Home". The house was based on a design using wood offcuts in Cloth Paper Scissors that I adapted from the journal. The house was covered in pieces of book page, then collaged and painted,

Wednesday, 7 August 2013

Junk Journal

When Smash books first came out a couple of years ago I made journals then on a weekend with friends. We used up lots of pieces of scrapbook paper (excellent!) and I can remember using graph paper, pink lined paper, tags, pockets and journaling cards.

Recently a friend, Christine, showed me her junk journal. She had used lots of gelli plate sheets, and had also worked out a new way of binding the journal.

So here's a few pictures of my journal.
The cover is a gelli print and then one of the Julie Nutting doll stamps. The binding is painted self-adhesive canvas and then I've used the bind-it-all. Then I've used more gelli print pages, scrapbook pages, old diary pages, a book cover and pages, tags, a cut up Graze box, envelopes, acetate.

I got my sewing machine out and stitched pockets and on pages before I bound the journal.