Junk Mail Art Journal

DSC_0010I make this Junk Mail art journal this fall.  The cover is made of chipboard cut to the size of the largest piece of junk mail.  I covered it with torn strips of an old map and then painted it.  I added lettering from a Dyan Reaveley stencil.  The letters are chipboard and acrylic from my stash.  The acrylics are covered with alcohol ink and the chipboard are covered with distress paint.

I started by applying a coat of gesso to everything.  I get an enormous amount of junk mail. It only took me a couple of days to collect more than enough.

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DSC_0003After the gesso dried I added backgrounds using stencils and sprays.  This tree stencil is from The Crafters Workshop.

DSC_0010I dug into my stash of used bits and pieces and found various items to use as backgrounds.  Here I’m using a paper towel.

DSC_0005Once I had all the pages covered as I liked, I bound them together using my Cinch Bindery machine.  

 

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DSC_0026Thanks for stopping by!  Have a delightful week!

About Sam

A lover of crafts and art trapped in the mind of an accountant. My dream is to someday be set free of the cubicle prison. Meanwhile, I craft and I create to set my mind free.
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