Thought I would show you the gestation of another journal page. Because the pages in my chosen book aren't that heavy I've been gluing them together, and often I add some scrapbook paper for extra strength. As you can see that's how the background of this page was made - perhaps its not strictly legitimate, as its kind of ready-made, but since I have a LOT of paper scraps I see it as a great way to use them up. The thrifty scrapper strikes again.
I'd had this idea that I wanted to journal about some of my favourite things - you never know, one day my daughters or posterity might be interested? Yes, well. Anyway I had a particular poem by Maya Angelou in mind about a caged bird, and just happened to have some birdcage stamps! I think they're Basic Gray but didn't keep the packaging. Anyway, that was the next stage in decorating this page.
Then I added some soluble crayon and began to write about what the poem meant to me. And finally (below) is the finished page. I like the organic process of just allowing a page to grow like this, and the only part I'm uncertain about is the verse at the bottom where I wish the paper wasn't quite so white. Perhaps I should have used ivory or something? Hey ho, it's done now.
But before I go .... I came up with a brilliant wheeze!! I've never yet used any magazine images etc in a journal page but since they're free(ish) was determined to give this a go. I was cutting up an old copy of the mag Simple Scrapbooks - didn't find much in the way of images but cut out LOADS of titles which prompt all manner of ideas for pages .... eg
Feed your passion
I've seen this before
Try something different
Lose the Mess
Does this sound fun or what - try it and see why don't you??