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Art journal peek: Home of random things

Art journal peek: Home of random things

Another quick glossy collage in my art journal, contradicting the “art” part but very much feeling like “a journal”. Like a home of random things, of my ephemera. Again, a thousand circles living on one spread: polka dot wrapping paper and recycled office/meeting doodles! Each page includes so many different elements and ideas. If you’re […]

Altered book tutorial

Altered book tutorial

It’s time for a tutorial on how to alter a vintage book and make it into your very own, personalized art journal! Altering books is easy and super fun, so let’s give it a try together. Most of my Art Journals have been altered books throughout the years. I use altered books for several reasons, […]

The Art Card Challange + Zines

The Art Card Challange + Zines

Sketch in my altered book/art journal: I know you girls really don’t have time for this… But I’ve made a list of the best magazines I know about journaling and art journals. Please let me know if you know of one I don’t know about? Related PostsCelebration time + giveaway Creating a new habit with […]

Altered Book Cover

Altered Book Cover

My art journals these days are Altered Books, vintage coffee table kind of books with pictures. Books about earth, cultures and animals around the world. The covers on these babies are boring brown or orange fabrics, so lately I’ve been trying to spruce them up a bit. Related PostsHow to close your bulging journal Collage […]

In the pond

In the pond

Here are some of altered book pages from my art journal; Me and my Bubble. A page I made after Maria and I cut out fishes and other ocean themed pictures from her dad’s old diving magazines, some from 1970’s. I found some great imagery in them. Another winter spread. Feeling the cold all the […]

Paper Door in Book of Dreams

Paper Door in Book of Dreams

My first try at making a door that you can open in a book. It is in my altered book Book of Dreams. Can you detect it? Retreat from the world. The paper door is made out of a handwritten text page: And maybe, if you open the door, you’ll see your summer retreat… I […]