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From Up-cycled Brochure & Found Papers to Mixed Media Inspiration Journal

Nina Vangerow, Artist, Book Lover, Stationery Addict

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17 Lessons (1h 7m)
    • 1. Intro

    • 2. Tools & Materials

    • 3. Part One - The Journal

    • 4. Pages One & Two

    • 5. Pages Three & Four

    • 6. Pages Five & Six

    • 7. NEW Pages Seven & Eight

    • 8. From Page to Envelope

    • 9. Part Two - The Prompts

    • 10. Getting started

    • 11. To Done List

    • 12. Little Moments

    • 13. I want to make time for

    • 14. You are loved

    • 15. Writing a Letter

    • 16. The Journal Cover

    • 17. Class Project

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About This Class


In this class you are going to learn how to turn a simple brochure and some found papers - e.g. off cuts, scrap paper, wrapping paper, tissue paper, magazine images, book pages, used envelopes, maps, sheet music - into a personalised Inspiration Journal.

This Inspiration Journal is for you, but you could create a journal like this tor a family member or friend.

It is to remind you of all the things you love doing, all the things that make you happy. It's to celebrate your achievements,rather than focus on all the things that are still on your to do list.

It's to remind you that you are enough and that you are doing your best, to not compare yourself and your life to other peoples (especially with social media telling us on a daily basis how perfect everybody else seems to be.

The creating of this journal is an act of mindfulness, and and act of self care.

This journal is there for you to look at when you are having a bad day and are full of doubt, it is there to remind you how strong you are, that things are going to get better and that you make a difference in this world.

The class has been divided into two parts.

Part One focuses on the creation of the journal and teaches you simple mixed media techniques to cover the pages and get the brochure ready for journaling.

Part Two works with the journal prompts (you will find a PDF file with journal  prompts, quotes and poems in the Class Project section) and is going to show you how you can work with these journal prompts to create beautiful page spreads.

This class is suitable for all levels. Advanced learners could easily incorporate further or more mixed media techniques to their journal.

I really hope you like the idea of creating your very own Inspiration Journal and I'm looking forward to seeing you in my class.

Nina xo

Music used in this class "These Moments" by Nicolai Heidlas

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Nina Vangerow

Artist, Book Lover, Stationery Addict


my name is Nina Vangerow and I'm  self taught artist and teacher and live in a small town in rural Wales, UK with my teenage son and out little terrier Mimi.

Under the name of The Forgotten Bookshop Girl I'm working as a mixed media artist, rebind old books turning  them into notebooks, create vintage style Travelers Notebook inserts, work with various forms of image transfers and love working with materials that would normally have ended up in the landfill...

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