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« on: August 01, 2011 11:06:24 PM »

To start of the new month I started a new altered journal. I love how everything in life is a learning process.

First lesson learned from the new journal?

Make sure the altered journal isn't bigger than my scanner Smiley

Here are my calendar pages:


The calendar pages is the back of the front cover and the very first page. I ripped up a few pages from an old dictionary and mod podged them in. I went over that with some green soft pastels with a touch of blue. Over that I made a bunch of swirls with different colored gel pens (gelly roll, soufle, glaze). I also used some LePlume markers and a few sharpies. All in shades of blue and green with a touch of white. I went over it all with mod podge and layed out my inchies for the title and days of the month. I used Martha Stewarts Opaqu marker set for the month and year. I traced the letters and numbers with a silver sharpie.

And I decided to do weekly pages as well.


The weeks are not to fancy. I just used some found lined papers- each week has the same patterns of paper, but I have arranged them different for each week. I plan to doodle to fill in all the blank space.

That is all I have so far but I look forward to filling up this months altered journal!

Thanks for looking!
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« Reply #1 on: August 02, 2011 08:03:02 AM »

This is a really awesome way to start an art journal. Your calendar is gorgeous; I love the idea of using inchies for each day. Is this your first altered journal, or just a new one for august?
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« Reply #2 on: August 02, 2011 08:30:20 AM »

Thank you!

This will be my second altered journal. I have a few pages from my first altered journal up on the altered journal-a-long (https://www.craftster.org/forum/index.php?topic=248633.0 the last few pages), as well as on my blog http://www.kaotickrafter.blogspot.com.

Do you make altered journals?
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« Reply #3 on: August 02, 2011 09:52:44 AM »

Oooh I'm stalking your blog right now and I love Paper Abigail. So sweet Cheesy Also, thanks for the link to the altered journal along! I saw the journal-along but I never realised that craftster had an altered journal along.

Yes I do, although I kind of just started. I've been being artsy all summer, but I started an art journal about a month ago now? And I signed up for my first swap ever, the head-start art journal swap (round 2). It's pretty exciting stuff.

EDIT - meant to add that I have some photo's of my journal saved on the craftster photo hosting section if you wanted to take a look Smiley
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« Reply #4 on: August 02, 2011 02:24:29 PM »

I will have to see if I can figure out how to get to your pictures Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: August 02, 2011 02:29:06 PM »

I love your journal pages- my 2 favorites where the time one and the Media one (think that is what it said at the top).

Great pages!
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« Reply #6 on: August 02, 2011 03:09:44 PM »

Thanks Smiley Yes, it does say media, the camera picked up a lot of the bleed through from the back of the page so it's difficult to see. I think the time one might be my favourite too!
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« Reply #7 on: October 01, 2011 05:47:52 PM »

oh wow , this is a fantastic idea !

i'm giong to try this in my  next journal! nice!
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« Reply #8 on: October 01, 2011 09:03:50 PM »

Thank you:)
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« Reply #9 on: October 18, 2011 04:15:57 PM »

GREAT IDEA!!!!!! Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Cheesy Very creative!
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