Saturday 17 April 2021

2021 Topic 4 Free to Fly with LPC {by Kate Yetter}

 2021 Topic 4: Free to Fly

Clearing up and decluttering has never been so creative. Kate has an artistic idea for using up all all those lovely bits and pieces on your desk. In true Kate form, she's created something fabulously eclectic and classy. 
~ Keren.

Hi everyone, it's Kate with you today, and I'd like to share with you my mini junk journal.

I decided to make a journal with this theme because it was a project with which I could be creative and because I thought it would be a great way to display my stamps, as well as use up the mountain of scraps on my desk.

I never tire of making journals because they are in a book format. Flipping through and seeing all the stamps, ephemera and journaling makes me happy.

The base of my journal is a piece of cardboard that was sitting in my scrap bin.

 I collected a bunch of scraps and put them all within reach.


I stamped this Lynne Perrella image, colored it with Fresco Finish Chalk Paints and then added some doodling.

All sorts of bits and bobs were added including postcards, book paper, vintage maps, envelopes, wax paper etc... every thing was connected using masking tape.

Using some stencils and black gesso, I created a background for stamped embellishments.

Pockets and envelopes are a great place to hide little treasures.

Even old palettes can be incorporated in a journal. I love the pop of color.

The perfect place to practice my doodling.

This Asian script stamp is one of my favorites to use in backgrounds.

I used infusions and a stencil to create this page. The watercolor effect from the Infusions is lovely.

I had this postcard covered in old tea bags and embossing sitting on my desk for years. I took it out, embellished it with stamps and covered the tea bag tags in stamps. It ended up being the perfect last page to my journal.

Neatly tied up in a bow.

If you have extra scraps (I know you do), compile them together and make a journal. All you need is some tape to attach everything together. I hope you will give this a try. Don't forget to have fun and be creative. 

Until next time,

Kate Yetter




Ellie Knol said...

I also love journaling, making journals from scraps.. you've made a beautiful WIP journal to play and cherish!

PaperArtsy said...

Wow, I just love how you pull a journal together! Its stunning Kate. Great way to use all those scraps!

Sylvie said...

It's so beautiful, I love❤❤❤❤

Miriam said...

Oh Kate. I was so busy last week I missed this. It's beautiful.

SewPaperPaint said...

I am absolutely CRAZY about this amazing journal Kate! Truly an inspiring work of art.