Collage Journaling

Collage journaling. Mixed media journaling. Kelly Kilmer journaling. Magazine scrap journaling. Homemade journal. Art journaling.
Collage journaling. Mixed media journaling. Kelly Kilmer journaling. Magazine scrap journaling. Homemade journal. Art journaling.

Necklaces by Trendovy:  “Blue Mist” and “Pink Mist”

Well hello beautiful ladies!  Beautiful is the theme for today!  Yesterday I made a handmade journal using Strathmore Watercolor Paper.  It’s the perfect size and I am in love.  I want to see how it holds up during the collage process though.  I think it should hold up pretty well because I threaded it with waxed linen and covered the thread with duct tape–I don’t like collaging over thread.

Collage journaling. Mixed media journaling. Kelly Kilmer journaling. Magazine scrap journaling. Homemade journal. Art journaling.

To make this page I went through my magazine clippings and chose a focal image first.  Then chose colors I thought looked good with the image.

Before I glued anything down I experimented with the arrangement of the background.  Changing this or that if something didn’t look right.  Once I liked the layout I glued the magazine clippings to the page using a glue stick.

Collage journaling. Mixed media journaling. Kelly Kilmer journaling. Magazine scrap journaling. Homemade journal. Art journaling.

I glued a cute, orange flower die-cut behind my focal image.  I thought it added a little extra oomph to the page.

Collage journaling. Mixed media journaling. Kelly Kilmer journaling. Magazine scrap journaling. Homemade journal. Art journaling.

I added another orange flower on the left-hand side to pull the whole page together.

I store my ephemera in these cute little portable plastic cases that are contained in a larger portable container.  There are 16 individual cases in this scrapbook storage bin to hold all my goodies.  It works great especially for journaling on the go.  I grab a case filled with my bits and bobs and I am good to go!

Collage journaling. Mixed media journaling. Kelly Kilmer journaling. Magazine scrap journaling. Homemade journal. Art journaling.

“A rose can never be a sunflower, and a sunflower can never be a rose.  All flowers are beautiful in their own way, and that’s like women too. I want to encourage women to embrace their own uniqueness.” –Miranda Kerr

When I looked at this page I felt inspired by the word “Beautiful”.  I found quotes online that resonated with me and represented the word beautiful.  I wrote the quotes using white and pink Sharpy Paint Markers.

Make sure not to press too hard when using Paint Markers because you will get a big puddle of paint on your page.  It happened to me. Luckily, I was able to wipe it off right away without it staining.  I doodled around the edge of the page and on the flowers.  I used gel pens and colored pencils to doodle on the flowers.  The one thing I don’t like about this page is the word “I AM”, I wish I would of used two different font styles instead of the block font.  Oh well.  It’s all about the process.

Collage journaling. Mixed media journaling. Kelly Kilmer journaling. Magazine scrap journaling. Homemade journal. Art journaling.

Necklaces by Trendovy: “Blue Mist” and “Pink Mist”

I hope you feel inspired to create something beautiful!  Please share your journal pages with me! I always love seeing other people’s work!  How would you create a beautiful themed journal spread?

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