Wow! There's been a ton of feedback on the cardboard journal tutorial I presented on Stampington's blog. Many visitors left comments, there are hundreds of pins from the post, and a huge amount of likes and shares from their facebook page. I've even rec'd emails from artists who have jumped in and made their own. HCIT?
A little background - I first started making these cardboard journals about five years ago. One was included in the Artist Portfolio feature in Stampington's Art Journaling (Issue: Summer 2011) The first one, called Table Scraps Journal, made it's debut on this blog in August, 2011. Then I started showing you others, which I started calling Debris Journals, in December 2011. I taught my first cardboard journal class at Create NJ 2012, and again in 2013. I will be teaching The DeComposition Journal this October at The Ink Pad in NYC, along with my cardboard sculpture class, What a Relief. My last two columns in Somerset Studio have been about cardboard, and the next one will also feature it. What I love is that the material is versatile, readily available, and unintimidating to work with. As I continue using this humble supply, I find new ways to manipulate it, and can't stop pushing my expectations of how it can perform. I'm currently working on an end-of-the-year article that will make you re-think cardboard for the holidays!
Here is more from my Black&Kraft:
I love to leave a peek at some of the markings from the cut up cartons that show up on the pages. I've used some of these spreads to document my collections of black&kraft papers, and have made some deliberate cuts with stencils. I just love the look of this color combination. Just think, if Borders bookstore hadn't closed, where I used to get my kraft paper blank journals, I may never have conspired to make my own, and found out all the cool things that be done with recycling bin treasures.
This week we had to get a new table for the deck as the glass top on the old one shattered. You should see the stellar specimens of cardboard that the new table came wrapped in - a full sheet of mini-honeycomb plus several full sheets of perfect corrugated goodness. I'm delirious about the possibilities!