Thursday, April 26, 2018

The back story


It's been a few days since I've been able to join Alison/Craftytrog, our host this month at Art Journal Journey.  Her theme is recycle and collage and I finally found time to join in again.

I picked up an envelope of segregated colors, primarily yellows and beiges, and went to town trying to find a cohesive way to tie them together. 

A few close-ups follow:






As I was assembling this spread, I thought about what kind of back story this spread was trying to tell me.   That's when I came up with the sentiment and the post title.

I started by laying down some old telephone book pages, then assembled all these items.  I did a bit of sewing and called it good.

Today I recycled two old telephone book pages, a magazine image, a doily, a flower, Paris washi tape, an old library book pocket, a piece of dictionary page, algebra text, ledger paper, a dimensional N, two tickets, a "Large" tag, corrugated cardboard sewn to a piece of scrapbook paper, and a circle cut from a paper towel, then dipped in encaustic wax.   I wrote the sentiment using a blue ink pen.  You can tell I'm still in recycling mode.

Thank you so much for joining me today, and I hope to see you at Art Journal Journey.
 

18 thoughtful remarks:

Incipient Wings said...

love this so so much!!!!

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

What a great recycle, it's been a long time since I have seen a telephone book they sure are a rarity these days great use of those lost pages. The hand with the wrench goes hand in hand with those hidden contacts.
Thank you for sharing and your kind comment.
Wishing you Sunny Days.
Tracey x

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful collage again. Have a fun day, Valerie

Jeannette said...

wonderful recycling page,love the story and how you arrangement,the paper and the images,love this a lot!
happy weekend.

hugs jenny

froebelsternchen said...

I love how you arranged that collaged story and your sentiment is amazing to it! I am in love with this page Elizabeth!Wonderful!
Hugs, Susi

RO said...

As always, I love your thought process, and it appears that you and I are the only ones who still have phone books. (lol) Hugs...RO

Sami said...

I'm always amazed at the quantity of little things you must have to create your wonderful pages. A lot of imagination and creativity go into those pages Elizabeth, well done!

kathyinozarks said...

Love this-very organic

CJ Kennedy said...

I made up a story about your collage. All the things someone would be thinking about his/her day. Trip to Paris. I'll need a hat. Hope I can find one to fit my big head. Got to remember to fix the faucet. I'll have to call N to hear his side of the story. After I return the books to the library, I'll pick up the dry cleaning...

Sandra Cox said...

And a wonderful job you did of tying them together. Love it!

Kim Collister said...

Love your recycled page!!Telephone books,who needs them anyway? Recycled materials, washi tape, etc. it's pretty rewarding and satisfying to make something new and inspiring out of something not so useful and perhaps headed for the recycle bin! You fused them altogether nicely!!
Kim

kathyinozarks said...

Hi Elizabeth, I am putting groceries away and something just popped into my head-that you made your own lye homemade soap--if that will grate will fine you can use that too in your laundry soap-in fact out on the prairie that's what they did grate into laundry soap

da tabbies o trout towne said...

nice collage today Elizabeth; I like the doily; it stands out yet draws the eye to other areas of the collage !! ☺☺♥♥

Meggymay said...

Its a fantastic collage page. I think we can weave a good story into most of our pages if we sit and look/think a while when we are creating the page.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

You ARE recycling! That's quite a collection of things. I love the phone page as a background.

craftytrog said...

Glad you found time to share this fabulous collage! I love the sentiment too Elizabeth!
Alison

Divers and Sundry said...

I love the idea of art having a backstory to tell :) I used to keep phone books out of habit, but not this year. Recycling is the best use for them. And your idea of recycling? The best! I just put mine in the bin ;)

pearshapedcrafting said...

Brilliant - there clearly is a back story E! You did make me smile! Chrisx