Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Altered Art Journal



Hi All!!!
Jen here...

Sometimes I get caught up in creating things because I have to and this takes some of the joy out of it. I decided to start my art journal for a release of my fun side. In my journal I will only create things for fun…no assignments…no rules to follow…just whatever my little old mind can dream up.

I made my journal out of a deck of playing cards. Who could ask for anything cheaper than that? I don’t feel guilty when one of my ideas doesn’t work and I have to throw it away! I punched holes in the cards and bound them together using a simple ring clip. This is great because I can easily remove the pages to work on.

I love the size of these cards. They’re small enough to finish quickly, while my idea is still fresh in my head. I don’t have to worry about needing a lot of product to finish them. In fact, I’m finding uses for all those little left-over bits and pieces that I’ve saved for ages.

Right now, my creative muse is playing with different color combinations and vintage photos. Who knows where I’ll go from there? All I know is that I’m having so much fun creating these pages, I don’t want to stop.

9 comments:

Shellieh said...

LOVE this idea Jen, so fun! Your right, the ONLY thing I have been doing lately is assignments, and I feel like my muse has left me- so I am going to start one of these this week, and see if I can't put back some fun into it!

Lynn Anne said...

Jen. how DARE you pull me out of lurkdom with this beautiful thing!! Your use of colors has me absolutely melting. This book must make you SO HAPPY!

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Nattie said...

Jen, this looks as fun as you say it is!!! The idea of building quickly is so appealing to the side of me that wants fun and satisfaction all in one. And sometimes all you have left of some favorite papers is scraps!!

Becki said...

Jen this looks like so much FUN, you have beautiful style and these cards display your style perfectly!

Robyn Weatherspoon said...

Oh Jen! This is STUNNINGLY BEAUTIFUL!! Wowieee! I may have to start an art journal too! I love that they're on cards too!

Dee said...

YOU ROCK! I LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE LOVE THIS!! :)

Jana said...

This is a great idea! I love it.

Wendy Malichio said...

Jen your journal is just so fun!!! I love it all, and yes, we have to do more for ourself, it's always assignments! You go!!

Lainey said...

Love the fact that it's all on cards! What a neat idea!