POSTCARD SMASH JOURNAL
Made from 12 postcards and fabric tape.
*Scrapbook papers - one or two sided/thin is better.
* Made ATC
*Other misc papers for adding to Jacket
* General supplies - scissors, ruler, etc
*any other supplies you feel you would use!
|First begin by cutting you scrapbook paper to 8x8 inches. This is an approx measurement, you can for sure play with it. Place your ATC in the middle of the paper.|
|Fold top and bottom, and both sides around the ATC. You may want to leave a bit of room on the sides depending on your ATC.|
|Now cut off the corners, you can play with this too. This is the general jacket . Now you can add to your jacket. (inside if you only used one sided scrapbook paper) I also cut the corners so that the ATC will show a bit. I added ribbon etc. |
Now go HAVE FUN!!!!
SMASH/JUNQUE JOURNALNew Project: Smash/Junque Journal - Just beginning .
Swapping junk on a swap on Swap-Bot. Pages are coming along, but need more paper type of junk. I have lots of this type of material, as I get lots of gallery postcards in the mail. So most of my collection will have art included. I like this type of journal, as you just go with the flow. No critics saying what to do or not do. Just play, and follow your creative heart. Here is the link to the swap on Swap-Bot if you care to join in: LET'S KEEP SMASHING/JUNKING!
Small sized (32 count) Matchboxes
~Paper: scrapbook paper works great 6x4 inches
~Other various scraps of paper for inside the matchboxes
~Adhesive: can use glue stick, double sided tape , tacky glue
~Various ephemera of your choice
~ Basic tools: Scissors, Ruler, Pencil, Inks, Paints
Cut your paper choice to 6x4 inches. Fold top and bottom edges approx ¼ over and
glue. Fold the ends over approx ½ inch. This gives a finished look to the edges of the book.
Place your matchboxes onto the paper and eyeball it about ½ from the ends that
are folded. Placement is about 2 ¼ over the matchboxes. At this point crease the
paper a bit so you remember where to fold after you remove matchbox. Fold paper
creating the spine edge of the book.
Now glue the boxes onto the paper pushing the back of the box against the
folded spine edge. Using tacky or glue stick gives the time to position the boxes
without it drying out on you to fast. Also add a strip of paper over the sides of the matchboxes on top and bottom. Approx 3/4 x 2 inches.
Your book is now made, time to decorate and embellish it. Use papers, and other
ephemera to coordinate with the paper you are using. You can also paint or use
ink to color the inside of the slide out part of the matchbox. Shrines or goodies can
fill the boxes.