Sunday, April 9, 2017

Growing in Unity Blog Hop

Good Morning!  It's a beautiful day for a Blog Hop!!!  Let's Hop right into it!

I made a mixed media page out of an old phone book.  I have to admit this is my first time doing mixed media inside an old book.  A couple months ago I made a mixed media front cover for a different book but this was very similar.  The only difference is that I pasted together 4 pages to add some stability since they are glossy pages and very flimsy.
 

I had this old phone book laying around so I thought I would re-purpose it into my mixed media journal.  There are a lot of pages in this book, a couple hundred, so it should take me a while to fill.


I used Mod Podge to paste together 4 pages to add stability to the page.  The pages are glossy and flimsy so the pages wrinkled but I don't mind the texture that it created.


Here are the 4 pages pasted together.  Once the paper dried, it was much firmer and easier to work with.  You can see the ripples in the paper and it created a cool effect in the end.


I used some acrylic paint to cover the page.  I used the cheaper brand of paint which was a little watery.  I covered it with three coats to where I wanted it to be.  Once the paint was dry, I used all Unity Stamp Company Stamps to cover the page randomly.  All the stamps that I used were from Grab Bags and Freebies from orders.  I stamped the middle sentiment on cream card stock, cut it out, distressed the edges with the ink pad and adhered to the page.  I then put washi tape around the edges and a brown ribbon along the spine.  I added yellow jewels to the center of the flowers.



Thank you for visiting my blog today and don't forget to leave a comment here and move on down to the next blog listed below:

Carly Phillips
Bygodsgracecards.blogspot.com

Have a wonderful Day!
Naomi



Here is the list of blogs below in case you did not go in order!  You can always go back to the Unity Blog and see the full list in case you get lost!


Lisa Bedigian
http://royalpumpkinart.blogspot.com/
Laura Visser Andreson
http://sandytozartdesign.blogspot.com/?m=1
Kathryn Belmonte
 Kathrynscards.blogspot.com
Helen Bisesi
www.htbcreations.com
Naomi Hanson
http://woodlandfoxy.blogspot.com
Carly Phillips
Bygodsgracecards.blogspot.com
Judy Markowitz
http://scrappyonmylevel.blogspot.com/ 
Deirdre Smith
Glitteredroses.blogspot.com 
Guadalupe Galvis
http://lupeslovlies.blogspot.com
Laura Mooney
http://happinessequalscreation.blogspot.com/
Karen Nofziger
http://karey2005.blogspot.com
Aimee Phillips
http://aimeesstampingadventures.blogspot.com
Wendy Falk
http://Hi-Regards.blogspot.com

54 comments:

  1. Love this idea - we all have outdated phone books, etc. hanging around - artsy recycling looks awesome!

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    1. Yes! I don't know why but we just had this one sitting around so I used it!

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  2. Great find to do the repurposed art journal like Angela shares. Nice cover filled with texture

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  3. Great idea! I have been looking for the right art journal base for awhile. Might need to check this out.

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    1. Thank You. I wasn't sure how it would work with thin pages but it worked out good if you are ok with rippling.

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  4. What a great way to re-purpose something! There are always lots of phone books...well until there aren't :) Still better to use as an art journal than to throw out! Love the girl and word you used. Bling was a nice touch. Thanks for sharing!

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  5. I do t tend to do this style but great tutorial and might have to try

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    1. Thank you. This was my first inside a book and I loved it!

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  6. What a great book! I'm not into mixed media but I do love to see what others do with it :)

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  7. I don't do journaling but it sure is tempting!!

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    1. This is my first. I haven't done any writing but I'm making this my personal book and filling it with craft ideas or experimenting to see what happens.

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  8. What a great idea! Reduce, Reuse, Recycle

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  9. Fabulous--love that you are using an old phone book.

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  10. I think this is just fabulous and I'm going to go get my mod podge right now and begin an art journal ...

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    1. Yes! I am so glad I started and it is so much fun! I could do those all day!

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  11. Fun mixed media project, Naomi.

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    1. Thank You! It is fun and rewarding see in your own creations.

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  12. Very pretty page and it's a great idea to use an old book as a journal. Thanks for sharing

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  13. I loved seeing this! I'm gathering things right now to start my own journal.

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    1. Awesome! It is fun to gather and recycle found items for crafting!

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  14. I love how your journal page turned out. Your links to the rest of the hop players aren't working they're coming out horizontal instead of as links :D

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    1. Thank You! Yes :( I did see that weird layout for the table and it depends which browser you're in. I found Chrome does this weird thing but Firefox worked just fine on my end.

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  15. homemade junk journals are terrific. thanks for sharing yours.
    stamping sue
    http://stampingsueinconnecticut.blogspot.com/

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  16. Great page! I've been doing mixed media journaling in old books too and have been having lots of fun :)

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  17. Nice way to recycle. I haven't jumped into that arena yet, but some great ideas.

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  18. Great idea for a journal and I love your page.

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  19. Your journal page is lovely! Angela and Whitney Magnuson would be proud!!!

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  20. Angela & Whitney are always saying "Use what you have!". I love your repurposed phone book! This is a great idea.

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    1. Thank You! I don't know why we had this book in our house since it's really old but hey, it worked!

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  21. Hey Naomi :) This is really neat!! I just got some old yard sale books to do something with, I'll have to try this. I would love to see your pages as they develop :)

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    1. Thank You! I will definitely keep it going and post the next ones I complete. There are a couple hundred pages so I've go a lot to go through!

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  22. Great idea, I love your project!!! Searching for an old book now, LOL

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    1. Thank You! I also found a couple books at the second hand store, they were spiral bound cookbooks. It's easier to keep them open with the spiral too.

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  23. Love that image. Gorgeous idea to repurpose. Hugz

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  24. Clever use for an old phone book. Enjoy filling that up!

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