Like you, we amass a multitude of junk mail. I know a lot of mixed media artists utilize these substrates, but I have so much purchased supplies I need to work my way through before I start using all these junk mail cards. A few months back I received a really thick piece of junk mail from American Express, and since we weren't interested in the credit card, I just tossed it into the recycle bin, unopened.
About 3 weeks later I received another identical envelope. For some reason, this time I wondered what made it so thick. So I opened it and lamented that I thrown the first mailing out. It was this amazing 8-1/2" x 4-1/4" book (featuring the fun you can have with this credit card). It had 7 pages (14 sides) besides the cover. It was center stapled, and came in a sturdy card stock envelope (this was all mailed in a while paper envelope). Having made many books, altered and not, over the years, I decided to make use of this great piece of free substrate. I did all the backgrounds first, by the end of that part of the project it was out growing it's staple strength. Using more staples and washi tape I managed to make the book a little more stable. I also altered the cardboard envelope it came in.
Enjoy these photos. And make sure if you get some junk mail that seems unusual, open it!!
Welcome to my blog. My blog is mainly for the sharing of the many projects I make either for swaps, for gifts or just because I was inspired by something I saw on the internet and wanted to give it a try as well. I hope you enjoy what you see and if you have any questions be sure to send me a comment.
Monday, December 17, 2018
I participated in a Yahoo to IO groups crossover swap for the year 2018. We made two a month utilizing, the letters as the theme, on a 4" x 4" coaster. They could be square or round. I received many great returns from other participants. I always make a copy of any swaps I create for myself. Here are the cards that I created. I usually create little books out of the 4" x 4" Art Cards I make. And will most likely create one for this one, eventually.
Wednesday, May 16, 2018
I am one of those people that when I learn something new, I get addicted to making them for a period of time. Such is the case of the Mini Shutter Books I featured in my last post. These were actually samples I made for the class I taught with my stamp club.
Thursday, May 3, 2018
I can't recall how I came across this YouTube artist, Helen Griffin from the UK, but was excited to see this project. A modified version of a Shutter Card, that she created as a tri fold mini book.
I have made shutter cards before, here is the first one I've made.
Here is one I made from a modified version in Splitcoaststampers' newsletter.
And here is the book version I made from Helen's video. I love how it turned out.
Now check out Helen's video tutorial here:
Tutorial Trifold Shutter Mini Book
Printed papers used from the following 6x6 paper pads.
My Minds Eye: Lost & Found-Madison Avenue
Photoplay Paper Co.: Julie Nutting French Flea Market
Photoplay Paper Co.: Michelle Coleman Moments in Time