Make Your Mark (Greencraft)

Hello
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
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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.
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By stenciling onto calico scraps, it was in keeping with the Green approach.
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I also deliberately kept the paint selection to a minimum.
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Other than the stenciled words, all other marks are from mark making tools.
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Old buttons appear on most of the notebooks, an absolute favourite of mine.
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Those wee scraps of lace that always seem to be kicking around me (!), are perfect for such projects.
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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!
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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.
Wishes
Lynne

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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.

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

    how beautiful Lynne . Love the details.
    hugs June x

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  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

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

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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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

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  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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