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Knit in squares blanket

6 different knit squares stitched together. Took a year to finish. Some mistakes but good for the first time.

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Caroline

art · crafts · expressive arts · journal making

Weaving Paper

I am showing you how to paper weave in a journal. This can be made on a larger separate paper using the same steps.

Supplies Needed

  • Journal
  • Cardstock paper
  • Extra paper from shaving cream project see previous post
  • Glue
  • Washi tape
  • Cutting board or x-acto knife or scissors

Steps

Cut the paper and then strips half an inch or less. Then decide which papers are going to be horizontal. Then glue the top of the horizontal paper to the journal page you will only glue the very top parts of the paper do not glue the entire horizontal strip of paper.

Then add washi tape at the top to secure that portion that was glued down. Then you will start your weaving. Pick another strip of paper and start weaving under and over you’re going to alternate. When you get to the end pick up another paper and then weave again but alternate from what you did previously. So if you started under for your first weaving strip then your second strip will start with over.

Once you are finished you can cut the edges of the remaining paper strips or you could fold them into the journal page. This would be your choice of what you want to do.

Caroline

art · art therapy · doodling · drawing · expressive arts · journal making

Doodling on Construction Paper Page

Supplies

  • Ink pen
  • Journal page with construction paper

This journal entry will be a doodle that is drawn on the construction paper that was glued on to the page.

Start by drawing simple shapes, circle, curved and lines.

Add the shape next to the shapes already drawn. Continue drawing until the entire page is filled.

This is the finished page.

art · art therapy · crafts · expressive arts · journal making

Making a Journal Cover Pretty

Supplies

  • Construction paper
  • Decorative paper
  • Glue sticks
  • Glue
  • Washi tape
  • Lettering
  • Magazine letters cut out

Measure the size for the front cover. It will be a little bit smaller than the pages due to the spiral rings.

Cut decorative paper or construction paper to the measurements of the front cover.

Glue to the front cover. Add washi tape on the edges.

Inside Pages

Use the same measurements as the front cover and cut decorative paper or construction paper to paste on the odd side of the journal entry.

I used construction paper. The next post I will show you what to do with construction paper to add to the journal.

The journal will start expanding due to adding in more paper.

art · art therapy · expressive arts · journal making · painting

Glueing Shaving Cream in your Journal

Supplies

  • Scissors
  • Shaving cream painting sheets
  • Glue
  • Ruler
  • Pencil

Measure the page and cut the shaving cream painting sheets to the measurement size.

Pick the area of the painting that is interesting to you.

Glue the painting to the page.

Glue all of the shaving cream paintings there will be many pages of these works in your journal.

art · crafts · expressive arts · journal making

Paper Craft in an Art Journal

Supplies Needed

  • Decorative paper
  • Construction Paper
  • Card stock paper
  • Mod podge
  • Brush
  • Tray to pour mod modge on
  • Stencil-optional
  • Marker

Journal Photos

You will need to have decorative paper. This can be ordered online, found at the craft store in the scrap booking section, or you can save interesting design paper from the mail or from gifts or wrapping paper. Also needed is mod podge. You can have it glossy or matte, either is fine. It really comes down to what you prefer.

I also suggested a stencil. This stencil will be easier for those that what an image without having to free hand draw it. You can trace an image as well through a light box. Pick a simple object, and then you can make more complicated ones later.

You draw your image, I used an apple shape. Then tear the decorative paper into small pieces and use the mod podge to glue it down onto the image you drew, the goal is to fill it in with decorative paper.

After it dries you can use a marker and trace the edge for a border.

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Caroline