Hello September. I'm a few days late kicking off the month, but we just had hurricane Hermine blow through Florida. Now that it's gone, I can officially get back to blogging and making a mess in my craft room.
Magazine journaling is my current focus. The idea comes from a video I saw on Dede Willingham's YouTube channel. Basically, you take any magazine you have (preferably one with thick paper stock) and paint over the pages with acrylic paints. You can paint over everything on the page or leave select images. Once you are done with the first layer of paint, you can add more layers of paint, texture, collage, or handwriting. Now you have journal. Brilliant!
This is a fantastic way to use up all those Stampington & Company magazines I have stacked in my creative space. You know the ones: Where Women Create; Willow And Sage; Somerset Studio; etc. They have some of the most beautiful images and I just can't throw them away. If anything, this project gives me a good excuse to hoard my favorite magazines.
The prepping of the pages does take time. I am no where near finished, but slopping paint down haphazardly gives me great joy. Plus, it costs me nothing to make since I already have all the materials. I'll work on it on and off this year and, if all goes well, I'll have a fun journal to use in 2017.