Art Journaling into Scrapbooks
The idea of combining art journaling and scrapbooking came up on the Get Messy Art Journal Facebook page this morning and I realized I should share some of my scrapbooks on here.
My scrapbooking approach is honestly super casual. I do not focus on the weeks or months of the year. I sort of try to keep the photos in chronological order but they really aren't. Each album represents one calendar year and I just try to adhere to that.
As the year goes by I save scraps of papers, memorabilia like flyers and invitations, letters, cards, art trash, anything paper-ish that I would otherwise throw out. I just throw it all into a big mailing envelope. Also I order prints off my iPhone like once or twice a year.
I buy the 8x10 pocket scrapbooking sleeves from Michael's along with whichever corresponding albums they have. I love the plastic sleeves because of all the different arrangements of squares and rectangles.
Every once in a while I sit down with my paper cutter and supplies and I fill in the pocket pages rather mindlessly. I cut down the scraps and photos in ways that please me. As I feel compelled to I might write a little caption to explain a photo.
The result is photos of my year juxtaposed with mixed media and art journaling pieces and drawings. I love these books. They take me right back to the time the photos were taken and I am reminded of what I was working on artistically at the time.
So yeah, that's my scrapbook approach. I am very behind at this point. I need to finish 2015, and I haven't started 2016. I've got everything in an envelope, just gotta sit down and do it, which is the fun part.