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Newbie: Wreck This Journal

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Newbie:  Wreck This Journal
Swap Coordinator:LadyStephanie (contact)
Swap categories: Challenges  Newbie  Journals 
Number of people in swap:6
Location:Regional - USA
Type:Type 3: Package or craft
Last day to signup/drop:May 15, 2011
Date items must be sent by:July 11, 2011
Number of swap partners:1


Newbie: Wreck This Journal

The title says it all. Use a composition notebook. 1-2 pages per entry.
50 page minimum.
Write what your "prompt" is for each page. Then fill the page with your art/answer/interpretation.

This will end up being a fat journal.
Be prepared to pay some postage.

No bodily fluids or hair (Ew, gross!)
No food things either (It molds, bleh!)

Affix all additives so that they don't fall out.
Pages may fall out due to "processing".
If so, put it back in and make it stay (glue, tape, staple...) :o)

Stay tuned for prompt ideas...


LadyStephanie 05/ 5/2011 #

This is your chance to "try it all".

punch holes with skewer
chalk it up
glue glitter patterns
paper weaving
paper embroidery
melted crayon stained glass window
coin rubbings
tombstone rubbings tea stains - must be completely dry before mailing
lunatic fringe...eyelashes, flapper dress, hula girl
roasty toasty - burn a page

...and don't be afraid to combine techniques.

LadyStephanie 05/ 5/2011 #

doodling is always acceptable
write in all caps
write left-handed
write in a spiral
redact a journal entry
one neon word - with hi-liters
pound a leaf
paint with real flowers
finger paint
handprint - turkey, angel, moose

LadyStephanie 05/ 5/2011 #

spray paint graffiti
page of receipts - not necessarily yours
stapled stuff
fabric or paper crazy quilt
crayon resist w/ water colors
make your favorite colors on a color wheel
fruit stickers, labels & such
magazine letter ransom note
cover a page in circles

LadyStephanie 05/ 5/2011 #

word art
monochromatic art (all same color scheme, different shades)
pull-out paper dolls
use a page as a paint pallette
your initials in dryer lint
throw darts at a politician's face
make your own bar code
create a giant ATC

LadyStephanie 05/ 5/2011 #

Use every tool in your arsenal!

shaped scissors
all of your rubber stamps
funky, fun fibers
glitter glue
hand drill
hack saw
blow torch...

LadyStephanie 05/ 5/2011 #

invisible ink (lemon juice)
crumpled pages
autograph page of everyone you run into that day
makeup makeover - be sure it's not gooey please

shannonmy 05/ 5/2011 #

Here are some more: decorate a page w wrappers of your fave things dec. w/ your age numbers fill with the word MAY ask a friend to do something destructive...don't watch poke holes w a pencil and turn the holes into something (bugs, flowers, etc.) fill with pics of babies draw w colored glue (let dry) trace things from your wallet/purse...let the lines overlap fill the page with things that are pink (or your fave color) burn a page and re-attach it tear out a page, crumple it and put it in your pocket...wash and dry the pants...reattach the page to the book cover a page with office supplies use a page as a coaster all day fill with stickers run it over give it to a baby jump up and down and wipe your feet on a page cut veggies and make prints give a page a make-over (cosmetic surgery)..make sure it's dry

shannonmy 05/ 5/2011 #


more ideas

LadyStephanie 05/ 5/2011 #

Nice prompts @shannonmy :o)

pearlywhitesmile 05/ 6/2011 #

Quick Question

The Journal is not date related, meaning the pages don't have to be dated right?

pearlywhitesmile 05/ 6/2011 #

Been looking for ideas on flickr and on pinterest. This is going to be so freeing just let it all hang out type of deal how fun is that yipeee!

LadyStephanie 05/ 6/2011 #

The journal is NOT date related. 50 pages of "wrecking"... whenever, wherever, however.

Also, about prompts - some pages it will be obvious what has happened, others will be a mystery. On some pages you may want to put on it what your "prompt" or objective was when creating that page. You could write a thin little blurb at the top/bottom or inside near the spine...or actually name your page.

LadyStephanie 05/ 6/2011 #

But, hey, that's not a steadfast rule or anything.
Just a suggestion since this is a newbie swap.
Be creative!

LadyStephanie 05/ 6/2011 #

More prompts:

write with your non-dominant hand
write with your toes
write or paint with your mouth
use kitchen gadgets
give your page a manicure
coffee or tea rings
tire tracks - car, truck, bike, skateboard

LadyStephanie 05/15/2011 #

Let's remember to keep this sanitary! No food items (bubble gum would be food) and no bodily fluids (this includes bug fluids). The exception to the no food/liquids rule would be tea stained or kool aid stained papers. Those to me are like painting with water colors. Give ample time to dry before mailing. Thank you!

Other than that, let the glue guns, hammers and hand grenades fly!

LadyStephanie 05/16/2011 #

Partners have been assigned!
Happy Wrecking? You know what I mean. :o)

MissMiller 05/19/2011 #

Awww, I'm sad I missed this. Sounded like fun, plus I have the exact same journal/book in the picture.

queenelisheba 05/19/2011 #

i could've sworn i signed up for this...i even started my journal....MAJOR SAD FACE.

LadyStephanie 05/24/2011 #

@queenelisheba ..sending you a PM :o)

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