I like the idea of Bible journaling…only not in my Bible. I do write in my Bible (it’s a wide margin) and underline but I don’t want to do art work in it. For the longest time I’ve kept a commonplace book; basically just a place to write down quotes that I have come across and want to keep. Last year I started a prayer journal. This isn’t a journal of prayer and praises (I have another for that) but a journal of quotes, Scripture, articles, etc., all having to do with prayer.
I am new to the world of mixed media but I thought my prayer journal would be the perfect place to try it.
I also tried my hand at mail art. I’ve done some before but mainly I use washi or just create an envelope out of scrapbook paper or old calendars. Here’s a recent creation:
I had fun putting it together. The images are from an old calendar and then I used some stamps that I had. I like the way it turned out!
And finally a birthday card and envelope that is heading out today:
A few weeks ago it was rainy every day so I was in a card-making mode. It feels good to have a supply on hand for whatever occasion I need. I do realize, though, looking at these that I need to have some that aren’t quite so girly!
My first attempt at creating with mixed media. Definitely out of my comfort zone but now I want to do more. These are postcards and I like how they turned out!
My friend, Pam, over at Lost Art, has some cute pictures of envelopes she made. I was inspired a few years ago to make my own and have really enjoyed it. I use scrapbook paper (if using regular and not two-sided, then you’ll need to make a liner), and old calendars. I use envelope templates that I purchased from Paper Source. Although there are free ones available online, I like these plastic ones. They have faired well through many, many uses.
Here’s some that I’ve made. I hope you will try this easy craft. It’s a nice way to brighten someone’s day when they receive this in their mailbox!