Friday, November 6, 2015

Rolodex Art Journals

(Lyrics by Irving Berlin for the movie White Christmas)
During my visit with my sister last weekend we decided to do a joint art project together. My sister wanted to do something on small pages that she could put positive quotes on and display to see at those times of stress when she needs a diversion. As we were talking about different ways she could do this the idea of using an old Rolodex for an art journal came up. We both have a slight obsession with office products and equipment and the thought of combining this with art journaling pumped our creative juices! We went online and she found one she liked at an Etsy shop. Her find looked like this one:


She plans to collage and paint backgrounds and then add quotes and sayings to them. The circular stand makes it easy to display and leaf through the mini art journal cards. Today I found a different style of vintage Rolodex for my art journal cards in a local antique market.



The cards measure 3" x 5" and I thought I would do art journal cards of things that I enjoy such as birds, quotes, songs, etc. and do them alphabetically. Working on a small scale is fun and makes for quick projects. I'll share the progress of our sisters art project over time as we add to our Rolodex art journals. Tonight I made my first card. Birds, of course.


30 Day Blogging Challenge day 6.

12 comments:

  1. Love it! Where do you get all the bird pictures you use in your artwork?

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    1. Leigh Ann, I buy a lot of bird books at book sales. A LOT! That's one of the reasons I opened my Etsy shop, so I could get rid of some of the large amounts of paper I have from all the books I buy. :)

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    2. I have a lot of old books for collage and art journaling too! Though I have not used many of the pictures in the books in my art... I'm inspired! I'm headed to my bookshelf to find some pictures for collaging! I really enjoy seeing your art work an inspiring blog posts! I am always excited to see them pop up in my email! :)

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    3. I can't wait to see what YOU do with your book pages, Leigh Ann!

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  2. oooh, I love this idea. Thank you for sharing!!

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  3. What a fabulous idea. The finished (or even partially completed) project would be great on a living room coffee table so guests can browse through it as they wait for you to make them dinner.

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  4. So true, Teresa! Part of what drew us to doing this project was the display aspect.

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  5. What an awesome idea Mary! You and Anne are so creative :)

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