Life is an EXPERIMENT …

In keeping with my goal of providing FREE printables for you to use in your creative endeavors, planning or as little encouragers to give to others (as I do with my monthly mailers)…I have designed this card for the month of August.

I had a lot of fun painting the original piece. Β  If you have followed me and my journey for any amount of time, you have learned that I LOVE creating art, especially mixed media using recycled materials.

This image is not exception. Β I have been obssessed with saving junk mail envelopes to repurpose in my art projects.

I recently grabbed a larger envelope that had been delivered to my mailbox containing advertising specialty items. Β And spent a relaxing evening plopping paint all over the ourtside of it.

PaintyEnvelope

Then, I uploaded the artwork to the computer to continue creating digitally. Β By the time I had finished, I had created several elements to use as a digital kit for a junk journal class I am teaching.

Painty Book

This is a page from the inside of the book. Β The cover was created using the large painted envelope cut down to a 6″x9″ size. The pages inside were made from paper I had left over from previous projects, and recycled materials, as well as the digital elements I created on the computer from the painted envelope. Β The above photo shows a page in the junk journal that showcases some of the repurposed items, (scrapbook paper, old book page, clothing tag, and painted art).

I have challenged myself to find multiple uses for the art I created. Β As ususal, I used the art for my monthly birthday card mailers and then sat down to work on more digital items to include in the kit I am designing for another upcoming class.

The resulting image is a 3″x4″ journal card you can download for personal use.

LifeIsExperiment_JournalCard

In addition to printing as a journal card, the image can be resized and printed as postcards (I PRINT 4 TO A PAGE AND SET THE PRINTER TO FULL BLEED).

I would love to see what you are making…and how you incorporate this design in your art, creative spaces or planning. Β Please tag me on social media an show me how you are using it. Β I can be found online at: