Upcycling an Art Journal Cover Made from Newspaper

Upcycling an Art Journal Cover Made from Newspaper

Can you remember back to the first art project you did? not when you were a child, but as an adult. You were learning something new, nervous not to make any mistakes and probably held the paintbrush a little bit too tight. Come back to present day…taking a look at your art now, what do you think of your older creations? did you keep them as a reminder of where you started?

Go from Yuck to Amazing Vintage and Learn How to Upcycle Art You Don’t Like

Go from Yuck to Amazing Vintage and Learn How to Upcycle Art You Don’t Like

You know the term starving artist? well, in today’s post, we can save some money by upcycling existing art that we either don’t like or was done when learning or experimenting. If you can paint acrylics on it, it’s fair game so take a look around your craft room or studio. Do you have anything that’s been shoved in a corner (poor little lonely thing), journals stacked up in a closet or canvases leaning up against the wall … GUILTY!

Making an Expanding Journal

Making an Expanding Journal

This is my absolute favourite method of making an art journal… I simply take existing pages and bind them as I need to. So for this video, I bind all my journal pages that I’ve received in the Creative Art Journaling 8×10 swap. This method is what I”m going to be using for the Dark Side of Vintage project.

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