My Greeting Card Reuse Journal . . .
Anyway, I originally used my cards from this Christmas as only pockets in the journal. I sewed the edges by hand and Gesso'd each side. I didn't really have a lot of cards to use as pages since most of the Christmas wishes I get are also photos that I put in either frames or an album.
|I used a small music note punch I had and then used the holes|
to thread through my stitching on either side to
create my pocket/page.
|This is the first page/pocket I gesso'd it and did an art journal page on it cuz I had just rec'd my eifel tower stamp in the mail and I just had to use it! I stamped it once and then did a ghost stamp to the left I think came out really nice.|
I looked around my recycle materials for something else I could use for pages and thanks to my 14 year old son Daniel who loves Hungry Man Chicken dinners, I found a few empty boxes I could use the sides of. When I folded the box sides in half, I had the perfect size pages!
|Hungry Man dinner Box side folded in half and gesso'd.|
|I used two old musical cards that were from another year as the front and back covers|
I was also able to create pockets out of them as well to stick with my card pocket theme.
|This is a homemade stamp I used that I just made a few days ago. I'm very proud of it.|
|This is the same stamp but using my watercolor markers to stamp with.|
I'm very proud of this stamp. It's not perfect but that was done on purpose.
|This is the flip side of pocket/page one and the first box-side page.|
I was trying a double loaded brush technique on my Chinese watercolor brush.
I think it came out pretty good.
|This is one of my pocket/pages that I didn't cover up with gesso.|
I liked the biblical quote on the card so I kept it. I drew a heart
around it and gesso'd the rest of the pocket/page.
|The Finished journal front view|
I've been pretty ill over these past 6 months or so and I'm really grateful for everyone who has messaged me to check on me and all of that. I really value all my online friendships and I feel I'm a stronger person for having met all of my online friends. So, A HUGE THANK YOU to all of you in addition to the traditional Big Hugs I always offer to each and everyone I chat with.
THANK YOU & Big Hugs!!
Keep Kreaating Everyone - :-)