Get Messy Art Journal :: Old Book Pages :: Machine Sewing

Using a typewriter to make art journal pages is a really simple way to include words with your images.

This is the last of my art journaling pages that I cut out old book pages and combined it with typewriter journaling (though I will likely use these techniques again since I like the look of typewriter text, graph paper and I’m really liking machine sewing on paper).

In this weekly Get Messy project, I liked how the zig zag machine stitching mimicked the edges of a leaf.

leaf from old book pages machine sewing

I like sewing the paper together instead of using glue.

Typewriter on graph paper :: Machine Sewing :: from The Handcrafted Story

Book Recommendation: The idea for the one line journaling using a typewriter came from a great art journaling book I have been enjoying, Art Journal Art Journey by Nicole Rae. The book shows many simple art journal pages using photos, sheet music, stamps and I find the images very inspiring. I highly recommend if you like a simpler style of art journaling.

Do you have other art journaling book recommendations?

Get Messy Art Journal challenge

Get Messy is an art journal challenge. Go check out these crazy talented ladies who are creating pages who each have a unique perspective and style. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.



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