Tuesday, August 9, 2011

Tuesday Tips and Techniques: Use Your Stash

One of the side effects of art journaling is collecting.  We see bits of paper, magazine pages, and other ephemera that begs to be used on our pages, and we tuck it away for safe keeping.  If you're like me, your collecting can outweigh your usage, so take some time to create pages from your wonderful collection.

Start by going through your images and pull something that speaks to you as a main theme.  I used a magazine page that contained a building flanked by these wonderful pillars.  Next, pull images that somehow relate to your main theme by design, color, or content.  Take your color cues from these items.  I decided on scroll work with hints of lavender and gold.  I also chose predominantly gold, black and white designs as well as some paper towel that had been "dyed" purple from dabbing off paint on another spread.

Some Mod Podge, a little craft paint, and some words printed from my computer and a new spread was born. Look through your stash of goodies and see what kind of pages you can design as you "Celebrate, LOVE, and Create!"


Photo by Keith Thompson

Hubby captured this beautiful visitor on our butterfly bush.  I'd say the bush is doing it's job!


  1. great pages Angelia. I have a mountain of collected bits and pieces. I think I need to do something with them instead of buying anything else at the moment.

  2. I know what you mean, I have a file container full of images that I have never used but have a hard time getting rid of. Every now and again I will go through them and pull something out! That butterfly is gorgeous, what a blessing!
    Hugs and blessings to you Dear sweet Angelia.

  3. I've been using up all my scraps lately too, thanks for sharing love the lavender and gold, much love Jenny


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