Paper collage art squares from The Handcrafted Story.

Sewing paper is an interesting way to add texture to art journal pages. Sewing on paper is pretty simple if you know how to use a sewing machine. I use a Brother sewing machine that has quite a few stitch options: My favourite is the loop.

This is the last of three week’s of paper collage art; art journal pages with a paper collage theme. I was interested in trying some paper collage, being inspired by Katie Licht’s collage work. I like how often she uses a limited colour palette and also how she often uses paper with words on it (I used some old book pages and scrapbook paper).

This time I tried using a single page rather than two pages. I think a single page makes me think it could be frameable art, and I really like that idea of making small pieces so I can change my artwork more frequently.

Paper collage art squares from The Handcrafted Story.

Have you tried sewing paper? Leave a comment or share a link to your project, I’d love to see!

Get Messy Art Journal challenge

NEW! Get Messy is an art journal challenge and is becoming a full-fledged art journaling extravaganza! There will be prompts, linkups, tutorials, accountability, and resources. We will be sharing our work around social media so follow the hashtag #getmessyartjournal.


Follow The Handcrafted Story on Instagram and sign up for the newsletter to get free monthly printables.