Sunday, 1 April 2018

Art Journal Journey April Challenge - Recycle and Collage

Hi Everyone!

I so excited to be hosting for the first time at Art Journal Journey! My challenge for April is 'Recycle and Collage'. I love to use collage in my art journal, teabags are one of my favourites, as well as book, music and magazine pages, junk mail, postage stamps, and any scraps of painty paper I have lying around.

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Here's my first Journal page for the challenge.

I used part of a cereal box for my base, then added scraps of book and music page, teabags and a postage stamp. I finished with some stencilling, art marks, and a piece feathery yarn.

I do hope you'll be joining me on my challenge! I can't wait to see some cutting, ripping and sticking on your pages. And if like me, you took part in Birgit Koopsen's Instagram Gelli Printing challenge last month, why not use some of your Gelli Prints too?! Have fun!

And a Happy Easter!

Alison x


  1. Beautiful journal page. Happy April and happy Easter, hugs, Valerie

  2. I love all about your fancy page Alison - all goes together in perfect harmony here - you have such a masterful hand with markmaking and layering and using the perfect touches for your collages! I am really happy about that theme and that you are our hostess this month!
    Happy April!
    Happy Easter!
    Happy Art Journal Journey!

  3. A fabulous journal page Alison and a great theme. Happy Easter.
    xxx Hazel.

  4. Loving this!! The colors, the tea bag, and all that's going on that page. Fabulous und so fun.
    xo Michelle

  5. This is marvellous, Alison. I love the blue heart in the circle and all the surrounding colours. I never thought of adding a piece of yarn (but I will now!). Thanks for a great challenge theme.

  6. We are thrilled to have you hosting Art Journal Journey this month, Alison. Your art always inspires me, and I adore this first entry you have created for us. I am so in awe of the teabags, and the other recycled pieces you used for this journal entry. I can't wait to join the fun.

  7. Exciting to see you hosting this fabulous theme this month Alison. (I want to rush away now and start making something). I love your page, the colours and textures - and everything! Enjoy the month :)
    Happy April and Happy Easter.
    Gill xx

  8. Congrats on being our hostess this month!!!! I love your theme and look forward to seeing all your collages. And playing along with you also! Hope you have a Happy Easter and are basking in some of those fantastic colors you use. Hugs-Erika

  9. Many congratulations on hosting AJJ! I love the theme you have chosen and will be sure to join you soon 😁. Your page is so cool with the papers, teabag, postage stamp and yarn! I love the pattern the tea has made on the teabag too - beautiful 😀. I hope you are having a wonderful Easter too! J 😊 x

  10. Beautiful journal page and great collaging
    Carol x

  11. Your first Journal page for the challenge is gorgeous and a great inspiration for us! I am impressed about all your exciting textures and that you used a cereal box as base - I too like to use that :)
    Rike x

  12. Its a fabulous topic for AJJ and an awesome page for inspiration.
    I hope to join in soon.
    Yvonne xx

  13. Just realised that I hadn't said here how much I love this - some great inspiration for the month! Looking forward to it! Hugs, Chrisx


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