Thursday, 21 November 2013

Making A Junk Journal and Stencil Winner Giveaway!


This month I made my first book and I feel so proud of myself! :) I have been watching Jennibellie on YouTube and I love the idea of making my own book to play with, and I love Jenniebellie's passion for using recycling to create! So, I rummaged through my recycling box, painted, played, inked, stamped, gesso'ed, sewed, cut, played some more.... and created a Junk Journal. I think I may easily become hooked on book making! Now I'm stuck on what to create on the pages, but here it is as a work in progress...

The Junk Journal Cover was made using old packaging from a book that came in the post.

I chose the knight image to represent Art as my 'Knight In Shining Armour'.

Using Tam's Stencils and gesso :)

 
Inside pages made with old cereal boxes.

 

I'd really LOVE to hear what you think! Do you Junk Journal? What do you put in your Junk Journal and do you have any tips for me?! :) You can put your comments in the box below and remember to sign up to receive my blogs by email here: Receive Gracie's Blogs By Email!



Tam's Stencil Giveaway Winner!!!

Thank you so much for all your comments! They were so so lovely to read :) As much as I'd like to send you all a set of stencils, I can only choose two winners. The winners I chose at random (closing my eyes, scrolling up and down and picking the first name I saw which I found very fun!). So, the winners are:

Textile Recycler
and 
Jackie Beeman

Congratulations! Let me know your email addresses, if you haven't already, and we can get the stencils to you so you can get playing!

 Thank you to everyone that entered :)

With Love and Paint Covered Fingers
Gracie
xx


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14 comments:

  1. I gotta tell you, Gracie - it is beautiful. Love the colors and texture and words and color. Did I mention the color?? That being said, "junk journal" is a new term for me. Can you explain?

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    1. Thank you Mary-Kaye! I'm quite new to Junk Journaling too... as far as I know its a journal or altered journal that is made out of 'junk'.. or has lots of different stuff (or 'junk') in it, like train tickets from a special journey, theatre tickets, scraps of paper from a loved trip somewhere... I think it's sort of like scrap booking but more 'Junkie'... that's my take on it anyway! :D

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  2. Well, read your post and really love your junk journal. It is so cool... love the pink cover and the painted cereal box pages are great too. Then I saw my name at the bottom and had to read it twice to see that I won! Wow! Thank you so much. Can't wait to get playing with those awesome stencils (fingers crossed for Whimsy) textilerecycler@yahoo.com

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    1. Yay! Congratulations! I will email you so we can sort out getting them to you. Thank you for your lovely comments :) Enjoy!

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  3. Pixie, I love your junk journal, too. I have made two and haven't used them yet! You said "Jackie" won.......... I do hope it is me! If so where do I send you my address?

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    1. Yay! Yes it is you Jackie :) Congratulations! If you let me know your email address or mailing address we can sort out getting them to you :)

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    2. ps let me know how you get on with your junk journals!

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  4. Wonderful...this looks so fun to make

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  5. Beautiful Gracie! I have been wanting to make a wedding journal for a friend, this is inspiring.

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    1. Thanks Lisa :) I hope you blog about it so I get to see! xx

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  6. Gracie, I thought I sent my address to receive the stencils, but have not received them yet?! I just got out of the hospital today from a big surgery. I haven't kept up with any email, so I am sending my address again, hope that's okay! Name Jackie Beeman, 1206 east palm ave, Redlands, California. 92374

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  7. Dearest Jackie! So sad to hear you've been poorly and sending you much love for a speedy recovery my love. I didn't get your last message, so not sure what happened there, but I have sent your details to Lisa at Artistcellar today and she is popping them in the post to you. I hope you're feeling better and have a wonderful Christmas xx

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  8. I love jenniebellie's site! I've made 2 cereal box journals for friends and have almost finished a larger paper journal that will be mine. I'm new at painting and journaling and can't wait to create something beautiful in my very first journal! Yay.....Bevy

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  9. Oop's forgot to tell you that I love your junk journal. :)

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