Using a Typewriter in Art Journaling

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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By | 2017-09-21T12:11:59-07:00 December 4th, 2014|Art Journal, Get Messy Art Journal, Typewriter|6 Comments


  1. Julia December 4, 2014 at 7:04 am - Reply

    Killing it with the stitch and type again Anika!! <3

  2. Cody Doll December 4, 2014 at 4:42 pm - Reply

    Love your pages. They are soo cute. I love that leaf. I am soo thinking of just buying a little kid ($20) sewing machine and teaching myself to use it just for art. Any tips? haha.

  3. Caylee December 5, 2014 at 3:15 pm - Reply

    You make me NEED a sewing machine.

  4. Delaney December 5, 2014 at 3:31 pm - Reply

    Gorgeous! Simple but powerful. Every week I tell myself I’m going to get out the sewing machine, but it hasn’t happened yet. This makes me even more inspired!

  5. Jacqueline M December 17, 2014 at 5:03 pm - Reply


  6. Débora Wiedmer December 12, 2018 at 4:42 am - Reply

    I use my typewriter in art journaling too, thanks toshare your works it’s a great inspiration for me !

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