Thursday, March 10, 2011

Art Journaling

     This week I took a break from my manic creating of page kits for the next two weekend crops. I am up to 180 page kits and needed a break! I have always admired the Art Journals that others showcase; spaces to just play and create in  for no reason other than doing so.
     So I found a spiral bound book I'd bought at one time that had a Scrabble game board cut out for the front and back covers (love that game) and plain pages inside. First I used Modge Podge to cover each page to make it glossy looking (and my fingers gluey). Then I added some color to the first page using a purple ink pad re-inker and some Copic markers. Next I scrounged among my assorted bits and pieces and just jumped right in. I have to say, I really enjoyed the no pressure process and spent more time on it than I thought  I would.
     People say there are no mistakes in scrapbooking, just opportunities to be creative. Well, I did the first 3 pages (one back to back) before discovering I had begun working in the book backwards, so the covers were upside down. Probably not a big deal, but it bugged me, so I started problem-solving. After all, there are no mistakes, right? I cut the pages out and was going to glue them into the front of the book the correct way....but there was the problem of the back to back page. Well, I finally decided to make the right edge of the book hang out from the cover and used decorative tape to attach it to the first page on only one side, flipped it, and attached the tape to that side as well. I know that is clear as mud, so I am providing pictures!
     I actually like it better this way and I never would have come up with it had I not made a boo-boo. I guess the 'people' are right! See you next time!



  1. Hi Trisha,

    I love your scrabble album, how cute. Yes I would love to follow. My blog address is; Come on over to my parlor and visit, companion is always welcome. See you there.