Thursday, December 15, 2011

"Salvage", art journal.


Every day, my mail box has at least two or three items of junk mail. Most of the time there is waaaay more junk, than actual mail.

                                   I decided to see what I could make out of the junk
I slathered on plenty of gesso
You can still see ghosts of the images
Then I used stencils, stamps, panpastels, ink, and paint to make backgrounds
Everything was placed outside to dry
This neat stack did not last long
Old bits of silk sari ribbon, lace and paper cutouts, were sewn to the pages, using the zigzag stitch, on my sewing machine (plus I just did some stitching on the pages for fun)

I needed to use something a little stronger for the covers...
Rolex obliged me with a couple of thick post card mailings.. (Dunno why they sent me post cards, I have never owned a Rolex and never intend to)



I decided to sew in envelops on the inside front, and inside back covers, for "stuff". Then I punched holes, and did a really simple binding with black, silk sari ribbon. I added a key charm just for fun
back cover
Front cover, embellished with stamping, doodles, old lace, stitching, text from vintage hymnals and watercolor pencils.
This project was so much fun! I can't wait to fill it with lots of fun journal entry's!
 (God don't make no Junk)