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Video: Reusing Flyers

Time for a new video! I’m on a video roll, in fact I was so much on a roll that I did not spot the spelling mistake. D’oh! But poor spelling aside this video shows you a great way to source free art journals plus it has a little tour inside some of my art journals too.

A new video from Kim Dellow how to source free art journals

I talk about my junk journals a lot on my blog, I use them all the time. But I think that junk journals can mean different things to different people. Some people make their own junk journals using recycled and re-purposed paper and ephemera and that is a great thing to do and looks amazing. But when I talk about my junk journals I mean the repurposed flyers that I use to make art in.

Kim Dellow a close up of my work desk

I have a whole bunch of them on the go at once and they sit on my work desk in easy-grab range. I will often use them to warm up in, or experiment in or just to clean off mark making tools whilst I am working on projects so that I don’t waste any paints or mediums.

Video:

If you are interested I go through it all in my video, what flyers I use, where to find them, what you can do in them and then I give you a peek at some of the work I have been doing in them.

I call them my junk journals because, well firstly free flyers often end up thrown away in the recycle bin don’t they? But also because re-purposing flyers for art takes that white page fear or the fear of ‘spoiling’ a new journal away.

You can mess them up and really not care at all about them. You haven’t wasted anything, and you have learnt just by doing the mess! So they are great for no-pressure experimenting and you can work up anything you particularly like into an independent piece or in your more ‘pretty’ journals if you wish.

A peak into some of Kim Dellow's junk journals

So if you aren’t already repurposing the old, unwanted free flyers that you find everywhere, then I hope I have persuaded you to give them a go. Also this is a great way to dabble into mixed media if you are new to it and are not sure you are ready for a lovely clean art journal.

Kim Dellow a pile of my current Junk Journals

Hope you enjoy the video and don’t forget to subscribe to my channel on YouTube to be notified when I put new ones up, hopefully without my dodgy spelling!

Catch you later.
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As Featured On Blitsy – How To Reuse Your Blitsy Box Into A Textured Art Journal Page

It’s Blitsy time again and this week I have a tutorial to help you recycle your Blitsy packaging into art!

[I do use affiliate links and there are some in this blog post.]

Kim Dellow Tutorial on Blitsy showing how to turn packaging into art

You know that thing when you are a kid when the box is more fun than the contents? Well, that is exactly what I’ve been up to with this tutorial this week. Although Bltisy boxes are always full of fun but how about an idea to make the box fun as well? It is perfectly timed too as yesterday was Earth Day so if you have been looking for a recycling project then try this one out!

You will find all the steps over on the Blitsy blog  – How To Reuse Your Blitsy Box Into A Textured Art Journal Page.

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Kaboodle Doodle at the Fifth

This week it is challenge number five at Kaboodle Doodle – can you believe it? There are some scrummy free papers to download and use in your creation for this week’s challenge and here is what I did with them. A friend of mine wants a jewellery box for her birthday and I’ve been shopping around but they aren’t very nice so I thought I might have a go at making one – hope she likes it 🙂


Materials:
Papers – Kaboodle Doodle
Other – recycled cardboard; PVA glue; acrylic varnish; wire; beads