Sunday 28 January 2024

Cutting and Sticking and then some!!!!

 Hi everyone! Last week I went with my friend Helen to cheer up our friend Sarah who has had a really bad chest infection since before Christmas. We have made several visits. Sometimes we do some art journaling sometimes not but when we went on Thursday Sarah had been trying something new that she had seen on Instagram. It looked great so we decided to have a go and made a start during the afternoon. I finished my first zine on Thursday night while watching TV. 

Well, I am ever so slightly addicted!!! So much so that I decided to make something for Art Journal Journey and Erika's 'It's On The Calendar' theme.

I started by folding a piece of copy paper into 8 (just for guidelines) then collaged one half lengthways before turning it upside down to complete it. I used images and dates from an old calendar along with some designer pages, music paper, book text, a doily, some paper flowers some gel prints  - in fact just a lot of things that I have kept in a box for a very long time!

Here is this years calendar - very similar style to last years

Next I made a photo copy and folded that into eight, folded it in half widthways and cut the centre line between the 2nd and 3rd fold 

This way it folds into six inner pages and front and back covers. The real collage elements make it difficult to fold. I will cut them up and add more bits to them to make some journal fodder

At this stage you can leave it or do as I did and glue the pages together

So here it is - you will see that I need to look more carefully at the way the zine folds as the dates are not in the sequence!

I find it quite funny to notice that the words say something like - have  -   taken -   your mind  - my way - naturally,  although of course that is not a sentence and I'm not totally sure that is a correct translation!

Here is a quick look at the first zine I made

As you can see I used up quite a few scraps.
Oh and I have started another!

Thanks for looking,Chris


Helen said...

what fabulous pages! Hope Sarah gets better soon. Hugs to you too. Helen xx

Valerie-Jael said...

This is gorgeous, Chris, I love all the various facets and images, great. A lovely piece for Erika's challenge! Have a good, new week, hugs, Valerie

Gillena Cox said...

Beautiful beautiful pieces. Have a nice week.


My name is Erika. said...

Chris this looks such a fun technique ! Now I want to try it too. 😀. Yours came out great. Thanks for sharing and linking it up to AJJ this month. Of course it’s much appreciated. Have a great new week. Hugs Erika