‘Start where you are’ is my motto for the beginning of this new season over at Get Messy Art. I am on vacation with limited supplies and no book making stuff. So I made a quick trip to the local and historic hardware store and picked up a roll of kraft paper and a three inch wide paintbrush.
How cool is this place!
I unrolled a nice long piece of paper and cut it to size with some mini scissors (that took a minute and I have very ‘organic’ edges) which I then concertina folded and glued between two cut down paper bags. While I squashed this one flat under some heavy books, I carried on to make more books!
I then persuaded some more of the tightly rolled paper to lay flat with a couple of books from the cottage we are staying in. I had three sheets ready to paint on, so I made some marks and brush strokes to get my pages moving in the direction of a mini art journal or three.
Once everything was dry, I made a single sheet book out of each piece of paper, so now I have four books to choose from or why not use all of them!
These three books have a mere eight pages including the covers so I should be able to fill them up!
The little accordion book started to lay flat so I decided to add some paint and collage. I don’t usually fill any pages until I get to them but this book was just asking for some color and marks before I start the Season of Starting. It is quite nice to have a gaggle of handmade books all with a beginning and ready to go. No blank pages just lots of potential.
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Happy Thursday x