The Page and the Junk
Good morning! Welcome to the blog on this very lovely Thursday, where I will be sharing my latest page with you showing you a Girl with a Repurpose spin! I have chosen to work with a black card stock page from my Paper Doll Palace Art Journal, a layered art bit I made by recycling some old pieces of art and little scraps left laying around my desk, and this fabulous piece of . . . well I have no idea what to call it. It is the inside binding from a vintage book. I had ripped all the pages out, and removed this piece and thought it was so cool looking, I kept it for just this sort of project! Take a look.
Is it just me, or is that piece just amazing? I am so glad I kept it!
I also used some of my favorite Bad Girls Couture Haute Mess Acrylic paints:
Breaking the Blank Page
I went right in after this blank page with a dry paint brush and some luscious color.
I also scraped some white gesso over the page and scraped it into the paint for some texture. Then I diluted some of the Torrid, Caution Tape and some black acrylic paint and proceeded to make some splatters and spots all over the page to grunge it up!
Next I attached my book binding piece and the little collaged art bit with some double sided tape, to secure it and to give some dimension to my page. I also dug some black thread out of the trash that I had thrown away, and used some Clear Gesso to attach that to the page, coming out from under the other elements. If that isn’t recycling, I don’t know what is. Am I right?
The Finished Page
I cut out a little butterfly, inked up his edges and used some found words I cut out of the book the binding came from, and it all just came together beautifully!
I have to say, I think this has turned out to be one of my favorite pages in my art journal. I hope you enjoyed following along with me today, and I hope you found something to inspire you to go find some trash to re-purpose into your very own art treasure!
Until Next Time,