I learn so much from all you artists out there, I just have to say how grateful I am. I would never have thought to look for art supplies at the dollar store, but now that it’s on my radar, I’ve found some pretty cool things. What I want to show you today is how I made an altered mini book from a composition notebook I found there. I made a video of the process as well, so be sure to check that out, too!
The store had a set of three of them for a dollar, so how could I possibly pass that up? Being rather obsessed with notebooks and pens, I couldn’t help it. Besides, while I certainly buy things without having a clear idea of what I’ll use it for, that was not the case here- I wanted a notebook I could experiment in, one that I wasn’t afraid to mess up. These certainly fit the bill!!
I recently bought some artist tape and I wanted to see how it would work between the pages of an art journal. The ink I use regularly leaks between the pages, and I want to see if the tape will help keep each page clean. Of course, adding the tape between every page made the book about 56 times thicker than normal, but since I know I’m going to be adding all kinds of paste and ink and paper on these pages, I didn’t worry too much about it.
I don’t know how long these pages will take for me to fill, but I’m looking forward to having it be even thicker than it is now. Then, I’ll start wrecking the next one!
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