I stapled some sheets of paper inside of a security envelope last week.
“LOOK!” I blurted out. “We can make these!”
Picture 25 craft monkeys in unison shouting “WHEN?”
Picture me saying, “As soon as you bring in an envelope!”
The next day the envelopes started rolling in. Some kids didn’t have any, other kids brought extra. By that I mean one kid brought in an entire crumpled box in his backpack. In case you don’t know or have forgotten, kids like things that are little and cute (like them). They took to the envelope book slash visual journal like ducks to water. Quack quack. Bringing in their own envelopes to use, tracing and measuring all of their very own pages makes them feel more ownership towards their books. Plus I’m too lazy to prep all of them.
On another day recently, we made these torn paper collages. I’m in love with all of them, but this might be my favorite. A sense of the divine combined with a sense of the absurd. A craft monkey after my own heart.
At the scrapbook store in Berkeley I found this luggage-tag-esque chipboard mini-album.
For under 3 bucks I couldn’t resist. I sprayed some of the “pages” with glimmer mist and covered the rest with a combination of journal page copies, ledger paper & scrapbook paper.
It’s turning into a Cat Posse mini-album for Mama Moss. This one by Maya Road. Raise your hand if you knew that scrapbook stores carry A LOT of chipboard products?
When it comes to the scrapbook world, I’m on the clueless side, but after my stint in Berkeley this past weekend I must conclude that there seems to be plenty of fun little projects into which I may be unashamedly sinking my teeth. Heretofore I had only bought chipboard to use in spraypainting projects ( which make fabulous masks by the way!)
Next up: Mary Ann buys a giant chipboard apple necklace & earring set and a festive holiday sweater with chipboard reindeer appliqued down the front.