Sunday, June 15, 2014

Bits and pieces

Honestly... who saves things like this:
I guess the answer is, people who are distracted by anything with color on it!  And people who might also be inclined to save things like this....
Or even this.....
But if things like this pile up in your kitchen junk drawer, just put them on a journal page and pretend that you planned it that way all along. 

Saturday, June 7, 2014

Cheap Art

What can be cheaper than making a book out of cardboard?
I was inspired by instructions by Michelle Ward on how to make this cardboard book (See here).  I also have a slight obsession with cardboard, and it was right up my alley.  My book is smaller than her sample.  Most of my boxes on hand were shallow Amazon boxes, so my book is 4 x 6 inches (hers is 5 x 10).  I was thrilled to see I had a box from Cheap Joe's - what a great cover that would make!!  (And if anyone wants to make a book called Joe's Stuff, I might be able to help you out with the cardboard!)
These are the pages, all of which are in progress and will have more stenciling, stamping, or whatever strikes my fancy. 

I didn't realize at first that the Cheap Joe's warning symbols are actually art-related.  But the ink is all smeary in the printing, and they are very hard to read.

Now we are going to have a quiz - were you paying attention?  Did you by chance notice where there might be a little hidden message in this book?  Look closely for a little arrow sticking out.

Just think of the hiding places in those corrugated openings where you might hide little rolled up pices of paper with messages!.

Fun Factor for this book:  10+!!

Sunday, June 1, 2014


I guess stencildoodlery is not a real word, but my rule is once you say it out loud, it's a word.  I don't know what else to call what I have been doing.  Just playing around with stencils, black paper, and my favorite white pen (Uniball Signo). 

Happy June!!