Wreck this journal

I confess. I’m a youtube-a-holic.

While browsing (i.e spending hours watching craftinspired videos) YouTube I stumbled upon Wreck this journal. I know, it probably had its glory days a few years ago but it doesn’t matter, I’m hooked.

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I’ll be getting me some of those journals  for christmas!
Maybe the ductape one…or the paper bag one… or the weave one… or the…

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Incorporate crutches to mixed media?

I wanted to show you a card made with an image from the old books I bought but a little accident has put a halt on that, perhaps in a few days when Im more mobile again.
I did score som more exiting things than crutches on my last thrift store visit. Some really really old books, like from 1880 I think and an electric coffee pot heater (that I will use with wax crayons, and I will test and see if it works with Utee). But I will have to show you pictures of that later on 😉


So this is all the exitement I can offer today, a pic of my crutches 😀 😉

Old books are the best

I bought some old books at a thrift store (Erikshjälpen) today.

The images are wonderful and the quality is amazing. They were printed in 1932 and although it’s never easy to cut a book up it almost breaks my heart to cut up such old books.

I try to think that Im giving the books new life and that I honor the artists that painted the images (you can almost see the structure in the pictures I took) by giving their work new life. Some of them are so beautiful that I will probably use them as backgrounds on cards, others will be used in my mixed media projects

There’s also a book about words and sayings. It will be saved as it is for now.

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