These acrylic abstract pieces have been cut and pieced to a handmade envelope journal. There are many varieties of envelope journals on Youtube and this was my own version of gluing envelopes together to form a nice, stable booklet.
I created this journal on envelopes glued together. There are many ways to make the basic journal, and you can find hundreds on Youtube. I have added papers from the magazine Stampington's Somerset Studios as they always have beautiful paper for one to use. I haven't added any elements; this is just the basic covering of the pages leaving the slots open for use. The size is about 4.5" x 9"
I recently started doing paperclip art after watching Youtube videos about it. Lolly Palooza has some wonderful videos about this art. As I do very small creations, and mostly place them in accordion books, I decided that this was a great idea for my pieces. I highly recommend this art as although it is small, and fairly quick, it is very creative and fun.
I used a very simple method of starting off with washi tape and then adding torn elements of hand made collage paper. I added a die cut flower image from Altenew and some washi flower stickers.
I love creating very small art from which I put together small accordion albums or create one framed pictures, for example. Here the theme of lemons and flowers was created by using stickers with those focal points based on a textured background.
This was one of my first journals created on an old book. Entitled "Themes" as each spread has a particular story and isn't abstract in any way. The elastic closure was sewn with a studded elastic fabric.
I love these Stamperia stencils and created a second in this green and blue theme. The modeling paste glides beautifully into the stencil cut outs creating lovely, clear designs. Again, I used the sewing machine to accentuate the lines.
If you're not sure where to start on any given day, create some collage papers on deli paper or rice paper. Somehow creating lots of colors will give you some ideas for your next project.
I created the tag with an acrylic background and modeling paste through Stamperia stencil. I added some Stamperia embellishments of Klimt. I stitched all round the tag on a sewing machine to create a sturdier card.
This page was made with collage papers, an Art by Marlene face from rice paper and stamping. Simple but satisfying to create an uncomplicated journal page for my bullet journal.