Book Review – The Elemental Journal

The Elemental Journal: Composing Artful Expressions from Items Cast Aside

From the Publisher…
Create Expressive Books from Salvaged Treasures
Rusty doorknobs, cardboard containers and plastic packaging may seem like trash to some, but through the creative mind, they are transformed into beautiful expressions – equally parts artful book and assemblage. The Elemental Journal will show you how to craft a wide variety of journals to hold your secrets or express your inner thoughts, and discover new ways to use wood, paper, fabric, plastic and metal in your art.

Peek inside The Elemental Journal and you will find…

15 stepped-out journal projects made from unusual materials and found objects, from tree bark to dismantled photo albums to tin boxes.

Tips for seeking out materials for your journals in flea markets, garage sales, and in your own attic or trash can.

Inspiring gallery projects from 9 contributing artists, including Susan Tuttle, Jen Osborn and Jill Berry.
One artist’s trash is another’s treasure. Discover yours with The Elemental Journal.

About the Author…
Tammy Kushnir is the author of Wedding Journals and Keepsake Gifts (Quarry), and an Artist-on-Call for Stampington. Her work has been published in numerous Stampington magazines as well as Card Trends magazine. She is a contributor in the books Art Journals and Creative Healing by Sharon Soneff (Quarry) and 1000 Handmade Greetings by Laura McFadden (Quarry).

My Thoughts…
If you love art and creating things, The Elemental Journal is 100% for you!! This BEAUTIFUL book show you how to create journals from things many of us might consider trash! I completely love this book, this is truly my idea of art! I love recycling something that maybe is rusted and no longer being used, into something that is a centerpeice! There are a number of projects out of the book that I am working on for both Father’s Day for my Husband, and Mother’s Day for my Mom!
It’s really for everyone…
The instructions are good enough to help you adequately reproduce any of the journals, but because of the style of the work, it gives room to add your very own creativity and individuality! My 6 year old son loves creating things…gee I wonder where that came from?? 🙂 He already love the book as well! The Elemental Journal would be a FANTASTIC gift for Mother’s Day, Graduation, a Birthday, or in my case just for a friend you know would love it…Kenz and Jenny😉 However, I am not letting my copy go!!!

In addition to the easy to understand instructions, the book is just full of beauty! Each page is a stunning expression of creativity and charm!

Love Art? Always Creating? Do you enjoy having fun? You MUST get The Elemental Journal!
Paperback: 128 pages

Publisher: North Light Books (March 7, 2011)
Language: English
ISBN-10: 1440305366
ISBN-13: 978-1440305368
Product Dimensions: 10.8 x 8.3 x 0.5 inches

* Please The publisher – Thomas Nelson, gave me this book in exchange for my honest review.

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