Friday, March 20, 2009

Altered Art Journal

A number of years ago, I took an altered art journal class. I've since lost the journal (or given it away), but I remember how much fun it was to make. I have wanted to make another one for a while now, and my Cuttlebug Challenge on Crop Stop this week got me working on some altered art, which got me thinking. I thought, why not use a MOSD Hip 2 Be Squared album and make another journal? And that's exactly what I did! Check it out!

I used two shades of green alcohol inks to color the front acrylic cover. Then I added my altered art piece to the cover. Each of the 6 Hip 2 Be Squared chipboard pages is a "chapter" heading. I then added 5-6 blank 6x6 sheets of heavy cardstock between each "chapter" for my journaling and artsy musings. I bound the whole thing with my Bind-it-All tool.

This is one of the chapter headings - Sketches. Each chapter heading has an altered tag art attached. This is the one I made for the Crop Stop Challenge see how I used the Cuttlebug Embossing Folder on the Grunge Board hinge?!

Here is another chapter tag. This time I stamped on the Grunge Board butterfly. Very cool, right? Below are a few more chapter headings.

Below are a few of the journal pages. Besides being a place to journal, these pages are for trying out different art techniques. It's a place to play and be creative.

I hope you enjoyed looking at my altered journal. Have a great weekend!

- Gloria


CraftSassyMaura said...

That is absolutely stunning and inspiring!

Erica said...

This is so awesome! It has inspired me to try making some tags to use for something later. Great job!