About this project

Pretty Easy

Posted By

Unknown Location
No Sew Boho Ottoman Build
Underwater Mermaid Dresser
Embellished Candles Diy
Cardboard Crowns
Magazine Art and Junk Journals

Turn your magazines into an endless supply of art journals!


  • How to make a piece of recycled art. Magazine Art & Junk Journals  - Step 1
    Step 1

    Art Foamies Stamps
    Americana Acrylic Paints
    Magazines with thick paper (National Geographic works, too)
    Band saw
    Citri Solv (Natural Cleaner)

  • How to make a piece of recycled art. Magazine Art & Junk Journals  - Step 2
    Step 2

    1. & 2. Mark and cut your magazine in half with a band saw
    *I prefer a band saw to a jigsaw because it's easier to control the magazine
    3. & 4. Drill holes at the binding 1" from each edge and then thread and tie ribbon in a bow or knot
    *This keeps the pages from falling out
    5. Coat each page in Citri Solv to dissolve the ink a little
    6. While wet, close the journal and let sit for about 20 minutes
    *When you open the journal your pages will look mottled and marbled!
    7. When the pages are dry I like to stamp them with Art Foamies using Americana Acrylic Paints
    *Americana Acrylics dry matte so they're perfect for glossy pages (no stick)
    8. & 9. I create ombre effects by blending paint on the Stamp Buddy and then carefully pressing my Art Foamies into the mixture
    10. Next I embellish the pages any way I want
    11. & 12. Go crazy with different Art Foamies designs and paint away!

  • Step 3

    Watch how to make them here!

Have you made this project? Add your version
And you're done!


Recent Favorites

Cathy P.
Elizabeth T.

Similar projects