Friday, February 12, 2016

Coloring the Trashy Junk Mail Journal

I recently made a fun junk journal out of junk mail that was destined for the trash. In this video you can see how I added some color to all those fun junky pages!

Here are some of the products I used:
White Gesso
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in raw sienna applied with an old gift card
Golden Heavy Body Acrylic Paint in primary magenta, diluted and brushed on as a wash
Homemade spray ink in some kind of blue 
Something sort of purple, may have been another homemade ink
Oil or wax pastels or crayons (I'm not exactly sure) from a kids art kit
Gamsol Odorless Mineral Spirits and an old rag


Rita said...

Love the video. But also love seeing you put it in your blog. Just because.
From a blogger in Fargo--LOL! :)

Shannon Green said...

Ha! My poor blog has been terribly neglected since I started doing videos. But I'm trying to make them work together, we'll see how it goes.

I didn't realize you're in Fargo...or if I did I forgot. My husband was born in Grand Forks and grew up in Langdon.

Cheryl Johnson said...

Shannon, I love this idea! Looks very cool and goes on quickly! Nice pages. I will have to try this, getting some odorless mineral spirits, so as to not use up mu gifted Gamsol.

CarolAnnTX said...

Absolutely love the new blast of color papers around your blog !!! Will try some of the techniques in the junk mail post. Its amazing what color can do even to junk papers eh? Great Job Shannon!
I enjoy your videos and blog posts. It does seem to help seeing the instructions in print. Sticks in my saggy old mind a little better. :-)

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