Friday, September 26, 2008

Done - Altered Notebook No.1

This Altered Notebook is done. I have already begun another, as shown a few posts ago. This is proving to be a very pleasant way to work. I am really enjoying the fact that the pages can be taken out and worked on individually. I love being able to include fabric, cardboard. It makes incorporating parts and pages of other old books so easy. Follow this link to see how this notebook began back in June ALTERED NOTEBOOK.
As with most of us, in the past I have purchased expensive elements that at the time I thought were too wonderful and I couldn't live without, only to get them home and to find they wouldn't work out as well as I had thought. So, I have "stuff" I need to get rid of or use up. I am now only using up supplies I have on hand. The binder is an old school binder (cardboard, not vinyl cover) and most of the pages are made of old cereal and snack box board I took from the recycling bin. In this day that we are so environmental aware, it feels good to use materials that would otherwise be thrown out.

20 comments:

Mary S Hunt said...

this clever and gorgeous
and a great example of what an art teacher can do for a class project!
i have a art teacher that teaches high school come into the shop (antique/junk store) all the time looking for "ideas"
she will love this as a suggestion for her class
and that everything was totally found items destined for the trash even BETTER!
how awesome
i hope you won't mind if i make her the suggestion
will you?
totally awesome project!

marciglenn said...

WOW! This journal is beautiful! I love the reuse of materials - you have inspired me to do the same. Thank you!

Kate said...

I love your altered art journal!

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

Love the colors, love the concept, love the completed work. You are so gifted.

Elizabeth

Mary Lynn said...

Your journal pages are so awesome! I am getting ready to start my first journal. Do you have any suggestions or maybe a web site that could show/teach me how/what to do in a journal. It has a theme of "Soul Journal". Thank you so much for any information.

trish said...

What an accomplishment!
I love all your bright colors. And you cover.. the acronym is so clever on the spine. Thanks for sharing!!

Christy said...

Another lovely art book. Have you ever thought about teaching an online class Ingrid? This book, the construction of it would be an incredible class that could easily be done online.

Dianne said...

Outstanding journal! I have so many old ring binders around...I will have to try my own take on this idea! thanks for sharing...your work is always inspirational!
Dianne

Karen Campbell said...

Gorgeous journal, Ingrid! I've been altering 3-ring notebooks for my journals too and loving it!

Mary Lynn said...

I really do love the look of your journal. Is it the type that holds regular notebook paper. I have a small journal that I was going to use, but I love the idea of being able to take the pages out to work on them.

seth said...

Spectacular! Great use of "leftovers" in this journal.

KathrynAntyr said...

Outstanding. Love that you used what you have on hand. I like to take from what I have around the house to work with and try to avoid having to buy things. Your results are gorgeous and inspiring. Thank you!

Kim Mailhot said...

This note book is beautiful - much more texture and interest and "art" than anything you could ever find in a store! It is such a good idea too, to use a binder - that way the pages can come in and out easily for scanning, etc ! Brilliant and beautiful !
Cheers,
Kim

DellaLuna said...

Thank you for putting the emphasis on cheap supplies and using what you have. I, too, when I first started, thought I had to have the best of the best to even start. I wish someone had told me then what I now know...you don't need a lot to make pleasing art, just your creativity and what you have on hand.

And yes, I echo Christy's sentiment...this would make a wonderful online class. It might help folks that want to keep an art journal, but are intimidated by the form or the supplies. It's harder to be intimidated by a leftover box of Lucky Charms than 140lb Fabriano Artistico Watercolor paper. *grin*

Trish said...

I love this!!

Robinsunne said...

I like this journal so much. the color. The materials. yay.

marciglenn said...

I finally finished my version - please take a look - I would love you feedback. Hugs.

Ro Bruhn said...

Absolutely fabulous journal, I love your pages and your colours. It's great that you use recycled materials, I love to do that too.

Craft Junkie said...

This is the most fabulous idea!!! I love it and when I finish my current art journal, THIS will be my next one. thank you so much for sharing!
Peace & Love,
~Barb~

Diane said...

I am speechless, your journals are amazing! I'll be back to see more of your posts!

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