The last of the finishing touches have been added to my newest on-line class called "Pushing the Envelope".
In this class, I will teach you how to construct this unique book made from security envelopes.
This is a great recycle project, the books pages are made with security envelopes. How unique is that! Each envelope features a top loading pocket that holds additional pages that are removable. This book would make a great journal, scrapbook, memory album, travel journal or recipe book. The possibilities are endless.
Made with the simplest of supplies, you will not want to stop at making just the one book.
Class Supply List
-security envelopes (14 were used in the class example book)
-cardboard for covers
-glue (Mod Podge or White Glue)
-foam brush (for glue)
-twill tape or grosgrain ribbon or fabric or leather
worked in this journal the other day, I counted and there are 9 journals I am currently working in I am not a linear person and like to skip around in the different books who doesn't love a good pie chicken pot pie coconut pie apple pie
it's all good Yesterday was such a nice day, I set out with my bucket to look for neat rusty stuff this was my favorite of the pick it would be good for the cover of a journal or maybe into another assemblage book in addition to a bucket full of rusty junk, I came home with a stack of wooden cigar boxes
no idea what so ever what I will do with them but I just sense a project will form soon
this is the journal I curl up in bed with it is my biggest secret rarely do I show pages from it that is changing remember this text book from grade school, forget about it - you are probably too young anyway, this is the journal that keeps me company everyday it isn't pretty it isn't artistic it is just a journal I have been in a bad habit of only showing my "pretty" pages from the visual and art journals but in this book it's just what it is a diary type of journal that says - I WAS HERE, this is ME and this is WHAT I WAS DOING mostly it's just mindless doodling, notes and random poor sketching but isn't that what our days are all about so DON"T hesitate in starting a journal, don't get all hung up on making perfect pretty pages
just start right NOW, make your own life story book
and in other news seven jars of Lemon Suck canned and ready for tea
btw, that's not me with the grocery cart of beer, I was doodling while waiting in the check out line
just one photo can capture a story and I can become lost in them for hours this gathering of young children is one of them -so why is there just one cowboy -where is his horse -what was the little detective boy anticipating that he was perceptive enough to bring a magnifying glass to the party -certainly it is a party as everyone is dressed in their finest -do you think the party was for the girl center back? she seems to have a spotlight on her she looks so very angelic but maybe it's a disguise, notice how her arms and body are clearly to the front even though she is in the back row -there are at least two people in the foreground, notice how one group is looking at the photographer and the other group is looking off to the side. -maybe the cowboy's horse was doing tricks next to the photographer
and that's what I have for today's journal page getting close to finishing this journal with the last page approaching very soon