Mixed Media Frankenpages

Today I’m sharing my version of Mixed Media Frankenpages. I’ve been making mixed media collages for years and this is a great way to use up scraps of paper. In today’s project, I share how to use old book pages and mixed media to make some Mixed Media Frankenpages. Making these pages is also therapeutic. There is something about gluing papers together that just makes me so happy.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

Video Tutorial on Mixed Media Frankenpages.

Aren’t these so fun! I just love all the colors together and the sewing just brings the whole thing together.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Frankenpages.

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What I really love about this project is it is just fun. It is fun to see how the acrylic paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists will react on the book pages.

Mixed Media Frankenpages

While I might do the same technique no two are ever alike. Variety is fun and adds interest.

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Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Creative Mixed Media Play

Whenever I’m in a creative slump I try some Creative Mixed Media Play. It is a great way to just play and not think about what you are doing. The idea is to just let things come together, enjoy the process and play. Don’t like the last layer, add another with paint, stencils, stampings or Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Keep playing as long as you like, never worrying about what you will do with the finished items.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Here is a tutorial video showing my Creative Mixed Media Play session.

Now doesn’t that look like a lot of fun! Can you see how just pulling items you already have to play can help you with a creative block?

Creative Mixed Media Play

Supplies used for the Creative Mixed Media Play session.

The method of a Creative Mixed Media Play session is very simple. PLAY. For my play session, I decided to use old business cards as the base to paint. Attaching eight cards together with washi tape is a great way to work on multiple cards at one time as one unit.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Apply layers and let them dry or manually dry each layer. I found that I like to work one layer at a time.

This is Creative Mixed Media Play, it is okay to mix different mediums. In my project I used, paper, paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Stamping, and stencils. You may choose to use layers of paper and some paint. It is okay to use what you have and just have fun.

These little cards will be fun to use in other projects. I’ll use some to make embellishments, journal cards or even just accents in a junk journal.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Take time to play today. Do some Creative Mixed Media Play and see where it leads. Most important is to have fun.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

I’m asked if I use my junk mail to make a junk journal. Today I decided that I would make a Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial to show you how I use junk mail. One of my friends texted me so we could visit. On that visit, she gave me a stack of junk mail. It seems I don’t get that much junk mail, or Henry throws it out. So this was a perfect opportunity for me to create using junk mail.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial Video.

What is fun about using junk mail for a junk journal is that no two will be alike. Each piece will be unique. In my case Using some thick cardstock ads and postcards works great for mixed media painting.

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial.

Gather some Acrylic Craft Paint and something to apply it to the junk mail. An old credit card, key card or gift card is a great tool to spread paint very thin on paper. It is easier to dry when it is thin. The first layer of paint is to help cover what was printed on the junk mail. If you like the colors and images you may skip this and go into the next portion.

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Applying media with stencils is a lot of fun and a great way to change up the look of junk mail. Layering those stencils help gives depth to the project.

Rubber stamps can be a great help for adding a shape if you don’t want to freehand paint the images. If you don’t have the stamp you want, try cutting a piece of fun foam into the shape and mounting it to an object for the “handle” and see how it looks. Heck, you can even use a potato that you carve. Look up Potato Stamps for ideas. 😉

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Adding outlines helps to define the images and makes these look finished. My paint was still a little wet and some of the pens were not working. Soon I’ll share another solution I found after I was done with this project. 😉 So make sure to come back to see it soon.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since I covered up all the surfaces it was time to add something to write upon. This is where I used Canvas Corp Brands watercolor Postcards. Adding distress inks and stitching around the edges gives these a cute look, don’t you think?

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Using Aleene’s tacky glue I attached the postcards where I wanted in the journal.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since this was a pretty simple journal it went quick and I was able to attach the “pages” with my sewing machine. That took no time at all. 🙂

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Take a look at that junk mail and see what pieces would be good to do some Mixed Media.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Getting over the Creative Slump

Ideas for Getting over the Creative Slump. We all have creative slumps in our life from time to time. It could be that you can’t decide on what to wear, eat or do for the day or even days. Sometimes it seems that the inspiration to be creative has fled. This happens to the best of us, but you can get out of that creative slump.

Getting over the Creative Slump

In this video, I share with you my thoughts about Getting over the Creative Slump.

Find ways to inspire you. Some of the ways I find inspiration is to visit with my husband. Sometimes just chatting with someone you know well and that knows you can inspire you to be creative.

Watching a few videos is also a great way to get out of a creative slump. Sometimes I’ll just go to YouTube and see what pops up. There are days when I do this and it is like a giant rabbit hole. I’ll start watching and then I’ll start searching for items and then an idea forms.

Getting over the Creative Slump

Scrolling through Pinterest is also a great way to Getting over the Creative Slump. The other night I had so many ideas but I couldn’t focus on just one. After scrolling through Pinterest I got an idea to make a stencil because of an image I saw.

Getting over the Creative Slump

Window shopping is also a great way to Getting over the Creative Slump. Because I’m really close to Hobby Lobby in my town and I go a lot they know me really well. I’ll load up Hercules (my dog) and we will just walk around the store. People will stop and say hello because I have a dog, it’s funny. The employees will seek me out as one will say, Hercules is here and they have to visit. After one of these visits to the local store, I may not have purchased anything, but I’m inspired to go home and be creative.

Getting over the Creative Slump

Organizing can also help with Getting over the Creative Slump. Get that box of junk or drawer of randomness out and organize it better. Put things where they should go. Or even get rid of things you know you won’t use. Sometimes going through the drawer will inspire creativity because I have to find a creative place to put items. lol

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Put down the cell phone or your social media connecting device and go for a walk. Even if it is down to the end of the driveway and back. If you are able to take a long walk, go around the block or check out a local park. Not too far from my home is a very nice park. It has beautiful benches and ponds to enjoy. Hercules loves to go for a walk just to sniff things out.

There may be days that you just need to rest. Find a comfy spot, read a book, take a nap and recharge. In this day and age were are so overstimulated with television and social media that our minds can’t let go and dream. Try something new and see if that helps you with Getting over the Creative Slump.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

It is with great pleasure that I share the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal. In January while at Creativation 2018 a few of us met up and discussed having a swap and YouTube Video hop. The final decision was to have a Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Theme. Each artist would make a 4 x 6 postcard with any mixed media they wanted and mail to the other artists.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

In this swap, there are three other ladies who participated. Check out the other Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime ladies social media.

When I got the postcards from the other ladies I decided that I would make a Junk Journal just for these postcards. Here is the video showing How I made my postcards and then the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Supplies Used for my postcards.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Playing with a Gel Press is so much fun. There are so many things that can be done. Lots of layers, single layers, lots of texture or little texture. It is all about whatever you want at the time.

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I love how vivid the colors are on the postcards I created for the ladies. Green just spoke spring to me and that is why I used it with the blue.

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Supplies used for the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

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Having the inspiration in seeing someone else’s work really helps me think of ways to use it in my art projects. Seeing the different designs from each artist gives me ideas, helps me appreciate others art and gives me joy.

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Making a mixed media Junk Journal to hold all the postcards was so much fun! I love trying new things and mixed media allows me to play. These are now all in one place and easy to enjoy.

An element I like about this Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal is that I was able to put Mixed Media with Vintage themed elements and I think it turned out amazing.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Mixing denim, lace, yarn, and paper with the paints and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, gives this a unique look.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

The photos and video don’t do any justice to how beautiful these pages are. The surface is smooth and really feels good in my hands.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Being able to use the extra postcards I made in this journal was also a plus. Really wasn’t sure what I would do with them until I saw I needed a few more pockets.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Many people ask me about where to find cool things for their junk journals. In this case, it was junk mail given to me by a friend, old book pages, and scraps of fabric and lace. And a few digital images from Calico Collage mixed with some awesome mixed media art by, Lena, Bea, and Shel C. And I think it turned out to be a pretty cool junk journal. How about you?

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements

Yesterday I shared how to print and cut a few Calico Collage Simply Spring images. Today I’ll show you how to use these items to make Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements. These elements or embellishments can be used for other projects as well – make greeting cards with pockets for the journal cards. There are lots of ways to use these elements.

Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements Tutorial video.

Supply List for the Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements

Having all the images cut and ready to use helps to make this project go faster. Once all the images had Vintage Photo Distress Ink added to the edges. Then I cut mats out of various pieces of cardstock from my stash. This is where I like to use up all those old sheets of paper and put them in my die cut and punched shaped box for use in projects.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Using pages out of an old book gives these elements a vintage look. Warning that some books are very brittle, if you use the papers you may need to attach to another piece for stability.

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Adding lace to the elements seems to bring a little vintage charm as well. Don’t you agree?

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Making a journal card with a pocket is also super cute. Great way to use up tiny bits of paper too.

Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements

One of my favorites in this set of Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements is the denim pocket with small journal card. I really like how this turned out. The denim and watercolor paper were leftover items from other projects. Feels good to use these in the project today.

Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Today I’m sharing how to Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette. Using Calico Collage Simply Spring digital images and Silhouette I’ll show you how easy it is to print and cut. This is really handy if you don’t want to sit and hand cut each element. Once the file is set up it can be used over and over and will save you a lot of time.

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Supplies today to Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette.

Being able to Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette makes creating art so much easier. Instead of spending time hand cutting or even using a paper punch I can set the page in the Silhouette Cameo 3 and in a few minutes have a bunch of the digital images cut and ready to use.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Having more time to create is important to me. When you spend a lot of time fussy cutting things out you are missing time to use those items. The Silhouette Cameo 3 is a huge time saver for me.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Open the digital file you want to print and cut in Silhouette Studio 3. Choose the Trace Feature and outline the area you want to cut. Adjust the settings to get a good line and Trace Outer Edge.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Next, add the Registration Marks to the page. Adjust the registration marks Positions down to .394. This way it takes up little space and you know that your design will print and cut correctly. Print the page on desired paper. Load into Silhouette Cameo 3 and cut according to paper type. Remove images from mat and use.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Now that you know how to Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette, what will be your first images you will cut? I have my eye on a few more digital images from Calico Collage that I want to use very soon. 😉

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Sharing a Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial today. Using up things from my stash makes me feel good about adding more, how about you? Making these Altered paperclips is a great way to use up some of that stash and these can be great gifts. Add one to a greeting card or put inside a book. It is so cute you just have to share with others.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial Video. In this video, I will show you step by step how I made these super easy altered paperclips.

Supplies used in this Super Easy Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

Once all the supplies are gathered making these Super Easy Altered Paperclips is a breeze.

ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever is perfect for adding just a little adhesive to the book page. Since the paper is thin and the glue only takes a small amount I don’t have to worry about my paper buckling.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Painting paper is a lot of fun. I like the ability to change the paper to match my project by just adding craft paint.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

For the past year, I have stopped buying flowers in color. I only purchase white or natural colored flowers. The reason is I already have a stash of colors that I don’t use because these don’t match my other colors. So I found that if I use white or natural flowers I can change those to any color Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I would like.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint has been one of my favorite products to use to add a little sparkle. It doesn’t take much and looks so pretty.

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The Embellie Gellie helps with placing the rhinestones just where I want them to be on the flowers. Sure keeps me from dropping a bunch of rhinestones.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Making the Super Easy Altered Paperclip was so much fun that I ended up making 10. Check my shop for the sets I have for sale.

Super Easy Altered Paperclip

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Getting the Crazy Pages Swap has been so much fun. There are so many talented artists in this swap. Now I’m taking all those amazing works of art and turning it into a Crazy Pages Junk Journal. Using as much of the items that came in the mail and a few things from my stash I create a super cool Crazy Pages Junk Journal.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Video showing how I bound the Crazy Pages Junk Journal and a view of the pages I put together.

The idea behind these crazy pages was for us to decorate the pages when we got them in our possession. I decided that I would turn mine into a junk journal that can be further embellished.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

The Crazy Pages Junk Journal measures 9.25 x 6.25 and has a total of 32 pages. The cover of the Crazy Pages Junk Journal is a watercolor paper that I stamped and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through one of my stencils. Next, I sewed around one of the Crazy Pages to then attach to the cover and leave room for a pocket.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Used several of the envelopes that the Crazy Pages were mailed inside. By using the envelops those became the base page to attach the Crazy Pages. And it kept the old envelopes out of the trash. 🙂

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Some of the envelopes I applied acrylic craft paint, some got Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. It all depended upon my mood and what was on my desk at the time. lol

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Using my sewing machine to add design touches or to attach elements just makes me happy.

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Now that the journal has been made I’m looking forward to adding more artwork. 🙂

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The different sizes of the pages really make this Crazy Pages Junk Journal unique. While some of the pages might have been duplicated slightly no two junk journals would be 100% alike as we all have different ways to create journals.

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Make sure to look at the other Crazy Pages that have been posted on YouTube. There are some who even made a Crazy Pages Junk Journal like I did.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Crazy Pages Junk Journal.

 

Crazy Pages Swap

Back in January, I participated in the Crazy Pages Swap.This was a challenge and swap for each of us to create 12 pages of any size and mail them to the other 11 ladies. It takes a while to get mail all around the world. I got packages from Demark, Switzerland, Germany and across the USA. Finally, all of the pages have arrived and today I’m going to share with you what I received.

Crazy Pages Swap

Video showing all the Crazy Pages Swap packages.

It was a lot of fun to get this Crazy Pages Swap. I really enjoyed everyone’s pages. Each page is unique. All of the artists are very talented and diverse.

Check out my Crazy Pages blog to see how mine was made.

Some of my favorite pages had lots of mixed media on them. I just like all the colors and images used in mixed media. The way layers of media were used is also beautiful. If you don’t like the first layer, go over it again with something else and you might just love it.

Make sure to follow my blog to see how I use the Crazy Pages Swap to make a junk journal.

Thank you Crazy Pages Swap members for swapping with me. I really enjoyed all of the pages and the extra goodies sent. I look forward to doing this again soon.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

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Thank you, so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Crazy Pages Swap.