These little journals are the result of using up offcuts from previous projects of my own and paper I picked up at ArtsJunktion. From their website, "ArtsJunktion is a depot for collecting materials that are to be discarded by companies. The items that are donated might include bolts of fabric, paper ends, jars, buttons, foam core, framing materials, to name a few. These materials are sorted and made available for free to artists, teachers and students. The idea is that less waste ends up in landfills and teachers, artists and students have access to free materials to support their art projects." Isn't that a great idea?
I stopped there recently with my 9 year old, and we found fabric, paper offcuts, handmade paper, stencils, coloured adhesive paper, and yarn to use in our projects.
Using the paper offcuts, I designed these mini journals, perfect to take along when you don't have space for a full size journal. Dimensions are roughly 10 x 10 cm (or 4 x 4").
And this blue handmade paper from Botanical Paperworks in Winnipeg looked so much like blue suede, I had to include Elvis in the photo shoot. Which photo do you like better?