Thursday, January 30, 2014

ART JOURNAL USING SCRAPS

Hello Friends , Welcome back !! In this post i have  attempted to create an art journal page using the left out scrap pieces. This work is inspired by Shilpa Nagoankar's art journals.  The theme of lulupu challenge this month is 'Scrap your Scraps'. I generally used to keep a big paper bag near my work area to throw out the craft wastes. After seeing this theme I decided to use the scraps from this bag. Except the silver lace at the bottom everything else is taken from the scraps.



I categorized my scraps into two categories 1. papers and card stocks 2. foam sheet bits and layouts. For the base of the journal i used the first category scraps and for decorating, embellishments and stamping i used the second category of scraps. I decided to make the journal in the theme ' DREAM'.

category 1: Paper scraps
category 2 : Foam sheet and layout scrap pieces
                                                       
Initially i cut all the papers/cardstock/cardboard into small pieces. Took out a diary and pasted a white sheet in the center of diary paper.



I then pasted the scraps one by one. Thus the base layer is ready.



Then using distress inks i covered the page with bluish green & red colours. Since all the paper scraps are of bright colours i had to use dark shades to cover all scrap pieces.

I used the foam sheet scraps as stamps for my journal. I dint cut the foam pieces into specific shapes. I just used them as they are.

Stamps from foam sheet scraps
                                                            

After stamping
                                                                       
 I used a picture of a girl  who is dreaming while travelling .Since the theme is about dreams i stuck a kite and a cloud shaped tag. With the bigger scrap of paper i handcut the word dream. I reused my grocery lists as dream list. The flowers are made from a magazine cover.




                                          Envelope used to make flowers                                                     




Thus my art journal created using only scraps is ready.  With whatever materials i have got, i created this journal . Now I am learning about the various techniques and materials involved to create a journal so will post a better one in the future.

Happy Crafting!!!

Submitting to
Lulupu challenge  - " Scrap your scraps" - Created a layout
Altered eclectics - Altered scraps into art journal
Challenges for everybody
Rhedd's Creative spirit - Altered scraps into art journal




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