Thank you for joining me for this “experiment” !!!
Download the “Peaceful” printable by clicking on the image and saving to your computer. Then, watch the first Virtual Bible Study video in this series as I created the art to illustrate this verse:
“Be anxious for nothing, but in everything by prayer and supplication, with thanksgiving, let your requests be made known to God; and the peace of God, which surpasses all understanding, will guard your hearts and minds through Christ Jesus.” Philippians 4:6-7
God. spoke this verse over me near the beginning of the season of my life that was marked by headaches, hospitalizations, and cognitive impairments and it helped me focus on Him and not the anxiety I was experiencing. Yes, I still felt and exhibited the signs of anxiety, however, I knew He was with my and I was not alone.
STEP 1 in this series, after deciding on my inspiration pieces was to decide how to alter the book … trust me this was a hard one as it was not the typical book I take apart.
I like to choose books that are falling apart or have had the pages damaged in some way, however, I could not pass up the title, theme, and condition for a gift that will be given away.
First, I removed some of the pages and glued them back together creating journalling pockets…I hope to have this video for you soon.
I plan to use the removed pages to create embellishments and journalling spots for the book. I am excited to try my hand at this style of junk journal as I have never made an altered book. My preferred style is to remove the entire book block and create signatures. I may use some of the other books, that I found while out “antique/thrifting” to try some other styles. Stay tuned for the next installment in the “Western Junk Journal” series!
I have a confession to make. I love stickers! I love using them in my planner. But, I really love designing the stickers. Did I say LOVE? I may be bordering on complete infatuation with all things adhesive. Having admitted this out loud here, I want to share with you why I use stickers in my planning and organizing routine. Creating word pictures with stickers help me associate information in my (still healing) brain. Using colors and images to assign importance or priority to tasks and events helps me to be able to recall the information and increases my retention.
In the coming weeks, I hope to share more on my learning style and planning/organizing routines but today I am sharing a tutorial video on how I design stickers using Inkscape.
I own a Cricut Explore Air2 and print and cut my stickers after designing them in Inkscape. If you have questions or would like to learn more, please drop me a line, I would love to hear from you.