Make Your Mark (Greencraft)

I thought I would share some notebooks which appear in Stampington & Co’s Greencraft, (Spring 2017).
As you can see, they are very humble notebooks from even humbler beginnings.  You can probably guess they were constructed from re-cycled mailing box and brown packing paper, I also re-cycled items to form mark making tools.  However, each of the Affirmations, is a stencil – Red Lead Paperworks – Celebrate Your Creativity
I consciously kept the designs simple.  I wanted to show how simple it is to create notebooks with very few supplies, no specialist tools and the bulk of the supplies being re-cycled items.
By stenciling onto calico scraps, it was in keeping with the Green approach.
I also deliberately kept the paint selection to a minimum.
Other than the stenciled words, all other marks are from mark making tools.
Old buttons appear on most of the notebooks, an absolute favourite of mine.
Those wee scraps of lace that always seem to be kicking around me (!), are perfect for such projects.
A re-cycled mailing box and brown packing paper,  paint, one stencil, buttons and scraps = a stack of notebooks and a dent in my stash of re-cycled boxes and packing paper!
As I have written within Greencraft articles, there is something so fulfilling about making use of items which would otherwise be destined for the re-cycle bin. It really is about creating something from nothing.

9 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. corrinegilman
    May 22, 2017 @ 17:33:26

    I saw this and thought how charming are these. Simple and lovely as always.


  2. june
    May 22, 2017 @ 18:52:35

    how beautiful Lynne . Love the details.
    hugs June x


  3. Julie Lee
    May 22, 2017 @ 18:53:59

    Lynne I just adore these re-cycled journals! They look wonderful and I am so excited at their re-cycled beauty. I hadn’t heard of Greencraft. I must check it out! xx


  4. Miss Iowa
    May 23, 2017 @ 04:27:17

    These are adorable! Love the use of recycled materials and especially the brown paper pages.


  5. thecobweboriumemporium
    May 23, 2017 @ 12:01:33

    Really lovely Lynne. I think I’d rather like to try making one of those.
    squidges ~ Cobs. x


  6. denlillelade
    May 23, 2017 @ 16:20:55

    Your covers are so lovely, dear Lynne, I love the simple beauty of white , black and brown , and the use of a card? to scrape the painting on, it looks so fantastic here.And of course the buttons- said another button lover 🙂
    Dorthe, xx


  7. michele s
    May 24, 2017 @ 06:27:18

    these are absolutely wonderful and i love how you’ve highlighted the simplicity of the creations so that anyone should hopefully be inspired to give it a try! lovely to see you’re published again. be well. xoxo


  8. pearshapedchris
    May 25, 2017 @ 10:51:54

    Wow Lynne I am so far behind in visiting but so glad i didn’t miss this! Such inspiring little makes! Chrisx


  9. Julia - Vintage with Laces
    May 27, 2017 @ 16:34:30

    I saw them in the magazine and loved them, Lynne. They’re just perfect!
    xo Julia


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