I talked about the totally awesome Jennibellie July Challenge at JournalWorkshops.ning.com using tissue paper to create abstract art. I used Jenny’s technique to cover a former biscuit box and then used twine to create flower stems and used painted desk paper (my desk liner made of paper bags) for the flowers.
I haven’t bound this journal because I’m not sure what direction it’s going to go. I am very pleased with the cover and was able to use stuff I had around the house to make it.
You really don’t have to go to a craft store and purchase a lot of stuff to create art. Look at the things around your house with an eye for crafting. The natural world is full of wonderful crafting supplies: sticks, stones, flowers, leaves and other gifts from nature make wonderful art materials.
Before I had any supplies, I perused youtube.com videos to check out supplies people were using for crafting. Then I scouted around my house to find similar items. One of my best early finds was realizing the bottom of a worn out pair of flip flops made a great rubber stamp.
Do what you can with what you have. And have FUN!