Thursday, April 25, 2019

My next recycling project


I had hoped to have completed this before my 22 days of recycling was over.

However, I have actually just begun it.  The cover will be cut from an empty tissue box.

I began by measuring the size of the "pages," then added an 1/8 inch to each long side.

I used the tool on the right to create ridges in the center of each "page."

Decorative scissors and a fancy circle punch made short time of the closed side of the "page."

This will now allow four pages and two pockets once it is added to the book.

To keep with the recycling theme, I covered the inside of the cover with a piece of scrap printer paper.  This is the first "page" and the inside cover.


For the next "page," I sprayed on some of my handmade shimmering mists.

That is where I am at the moment.  Do you recognize where I got these?

Long time T Tuesday participants will remember when I ate a Chicken Noodle Dinner in January, 2018.  The "page" was actually a container holding utensils.

When others learned I was saving them to make art, they contributed theirs, too.

Thanks for joining me today.  I am SO grateful that you are here and I am able to post on this blog again.  Thank you beyond belief.  I am very, very thankful and grateful for your support through this nightmare, too.

29 thoughtful remarks:

Valerie-Jael said...

Wonderful booklet! Have a fun day, Valerie

Cath Wilson said...

Ooh, a lovely paper bag book - fully recycled. Excellent, Elisabeth! I remember teaching a class on this and had never made one before I taught it - steep learning curve the day before, but it made a perfect scrapbook of my (then) recent trip to France for a friend's son's wedding and I still have it! I used lots of ribbons and twine to decorate and was really pleased with it.
Your home made glimmer sprays look wonderful. I keep a clear one handy for spraying over inky backgrounds - it really does add interest.
Love this and I'm so pleased that you are 'back home' ;-) I'm sure you are, too! Yay!

Cath x

johanna said...

so good you have your blog back!!♥♥♥
your project with the tissue paper box is gorgeous. these boxes often have such a nice design, i often thought to collect them for further use. but in the end they mostly found their way to the recycling bin, only sometimes i cut out backgrounds for atcs.
have a great week, elizabeth, oxox

froebelsternchen said...

Johanna wrote it already - the same happens to me with this collected boxes ..in the end they most of them find their way to the recycling bin! I love your clever bound little junk journal! GORGEOUS!!!

Happy day!
Hugs, Susi

aussie aNNie said...

Brilliant as always thanks for commenting while I am away. We are having a lovely time away and it was nice to just have a play now and again to relax while having an extremely busy days...hugs..

kaybee said...

Phew - pleased you managed to sort your blog out - welcome back!! I've always loved seeing how you make your books - love this one too.

Anne (cornucopia) said...

You're making great progress creating this book. And I'm glad to see you have access to your original blog again.

kathyinozarks said...

Love your little book and the tutorial.
So happy you are back in your blog-hugs How scarey

Laurie said...

I can’t tell you how much I enjoyed seeing this, recycled art creations is a passion of mine, it’s a win win on so many levels., Your shimmering sprays are amazing!

Mia said...

Great book, Elizabeth. You are full of ideas and you always inspire me, my dear friend. Kisses!!!!!!!

My name is Erika. said...

Very nice recycling project. I like it. Nice way to use up those utensil packets. There is so much extra wrapping in our germaphobia world, isn't there? (Some needed, some not). I like the look of the cover too. You must still be excited to be back on your blog. ANd I hope you like your goodie package contents. I decided to keep with your recycle theme and go through some of my supplies, including a few of my finds on the Hobby Lobby discount shelf. I never know what people prefer, so I tried to make it a little bit of everything. If you don't like it, please feel free to recycle to someone else. I bagged up 7 trash bags of books today to put in the book recycle bin. Feels good. Happy day. Hugs-Erika

Darla said...

What a fun book you are making. I can't wait to see the process you are going to use to bind it together. I'm not good at the binding part so I have faith I'll learn something here.

Nancy said...

Journals are perfect for recycling and upcycling paper. The pattern on that tissue box is just lovely- a wonderful cover. You're always thinking!

CJ Kennedy said...

What a fun book project. I always enjoy watching the process.

Susan Kane said...

You are so clever. I must/have to make this paper booklet!

Yes! Please put my blog site up on your left side bar!

Divers and Sundry said...

I appreciate how you find these re-uses for items we often don't even notice. I can't remember the last time I saw these utensil covers, but I've been saving those decorative Kleenex boxes ever since I started my current ATC binge :) They're actually kinda pretty :)

Linda Manning Findley said...

looking good "E" ... I really like the use of recycling these items into a book

Birgit said...

This looks so good...you remind me of my mom who would use anything to create her faberge style eggs. I am so very happy that you are back here..I was ready to go look at your other blog and beg forgiveness for not venturing there as you are such a beautiful person and i fell short

da tabbies o trout towne said...

CHCKN NOODLE DINNER ???????!!!!!!

NNNNOOOOOOOEEEEEEEEEEEEE

☺☺☺♥♥♥

junemac2 said...

Hello lovely lady, i love what you are doing and am intrigued by the home made glimmer sprays too.
Hugs June x

Sandra said...
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Sandra said...

This is going to be so cool! And your fingernails are fabulous (says the woman with stubs;)

Meggymay said...

A super little book with your recycled materials.
Its good to visit you back in your bloghome.
Yvonne xx

Jeanie said...

It's been fun seeing all the remarkable things you do with the "leftovers!" This one is very clever.

Thanks for popping by today. I'm sorry you don't see cardinals in Wichita -- I wish I could send one over for a fly-by!

Marfi-topia said...

great tutorial on your awesome book, love it!

Let's Art Journal said...

Fabulous journal! It looked like a fun make too 😁. So glad that you are all sorted and back on your blog! Creative wishes! J 😊 x

pearshapedcrafting said...

What a wonderful little journal! Love how you made little pockets! Chrisx

Caty said...

OOhh I love how you recycle all these papers and bags Elizabeth !! Your little junk journal is Gorgeous, that´s a so good idea !, love the colours you have used, and can´t wait to see it finished ! ♥
I wish you a very nice afternoon,
Big hugs, Caty

butterfly said...

What a delightful little journal - brilliant recycling... saving the world one art journal at a time!
Alison x