Art

Making a creative journal for a friend’s birthday

My friend showed me her Wreck It Journal and I was inspired to make her my own journal with prompts that resonate with me.

She’s like my adopted little sister and I’ll be giving this to her for her 14th birthday. I hope for the journal to not just be a fun book of activities but a keepsake full of special moments and memories.

So it includes prompts like getting letters from friends and family, writing down favourite quotes/lyrics/scriptures, and answering questions about life.

It incorporates self-discovery and self-expression with record-keeping.

Plus there are lots of random prompts like:

  • Go for a walk and find a feather/flower/leaf to stick in the journal
  • Take a selfie and stick it in the journal
  • Draw a self-portrait
  • Write a bucket list
  • Spray perfume on a page
  • Test all your nail polishes on a page
  • Cover a page in glitter
  • Draw a timeline of your life
  • Trace your footprint

Next week I’ll print the book and have it spiral bound ready to give to her on her birthday.

Any suggestions for prompts I could use?

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Art

Altered playing cards

Experimenting with some new art products and techniques for mixed media and junk journaling projects.

Here are some projects with a deck of playing cards.

These are done with gelatos:

These are done with distress inks and sprayed with water:

Not sure what I’ll do with them now though.

Any suggestions?

Embellishments

Made my own tags

I was inspired to make my own tags from scraps for junk journaling.

Here were the scraps I used from a paper pack that I used to cover pages in junk journals:

I cut out the tags from scraps and then arranged more scraps on them to embellish them. Then I added some bling because I love a bit of sparkle.

Now all I have to do is punch a hole through them at the top and tie a bit of ribbon through them.

So fun!

This is the YouTube video that inspired me:

Love being inspired by fellow creatives on the internet. They’re introducing me to so many new ideas and techniques and it’s fun to experiment with and build up my own creative skills.

Have you found something on the internet that has inspired you to create?