I’ve been having a play!
The other day I was looking through some old magazines that I was going to shred for recyclable packaging, and came across some interesting images and decorative wording that I thought were too nice to shred, so I decided to tear them out and make something.
I was inspired by this Ribbon Swirl Journal Tutorial by The Creative Place last week – Distressed corrugated cardboard was used for the cover. I had a go at using the same technique and used some of my magazine cuttings combined with a few other materials, to make this ‘Love journal’ for Dave.
I cut some pages to size and tied the whole thing together with string. Each page has a sentence or a few words written in different colours, alongside some of the magazine images. You would be surprised at how many different images of hearts I found!
<-- It was a bit of a coincidence that I came across this in one of the magazines. Same distressed cardboard effect!
I used a few of the magazine cuttings to put together this little ‘Home‘ collage, which was then mounted and displayed in a frame. I’m really pleased with it.
I also made this recipe book for my mum for Mother’s Day. She can use it to write notes about her cooking and jot down some recipe combinations. I wrote a few recipes in the book before I gave it to her – recipes that I want to try!
Here are a few handmade journals I found on Folksy; I love the holiday journal, it looks packed full of nice things ready to fill with your holiday memories.