Friday, July 17, 2009

Wreck This Journal: Week Seven

So, it's been another quiet week for the journal. While my wreckage has slowed way down, I have spent a good deal of time thinking about what I'm learning, not only from the journal itself (hello, control issues) but from the rest of the wrecking crew who have so fearlessly threw themselves at this project with their whole hearts, and paintboxes, and glue guns, and feather collections. I have been truly inspired.

I tackled a couple of pages, broke some rules, made a mess and it felt pretty good.

Here are my implements of destruction.

Yes, I used bouncy balls.

I clipped my journal to a lawn chair, dipped the balls in paint and threw them at the "white things only" page.

Mess! Rule breaking!

I took the leftover paint and use a chopstick to smear it on this page. Then I rolled the chopstick over the paint smears which spread them out. For good measure, I rolled a golf ball in what little paint was left and rolled it over the pages.

I highly recommend golf balls. It created some nice funky texture.

This was a lot of fun for me. I haven't really played with paint since Max gave up finger painting. It felt really good.

I'm looking forward to next week. I think I'm going to play with fire!

15 comments:

  1. fun fun fun!! great pages and it is so much fun to play with paint! great idea with the bouncy balls..

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  2. Oh my! Genius! I happen to have some super balls around here somewhere ... I gotta try that.

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  3. fun with the bouncy balls.. great wrecking

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  4. Totally fun! Here's to breaking the rules, throwing paint balls and having a blast!

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  5. I've been meaning to get some paint for my journal, but I can never decide on which color to get. They all look so appetizing!

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  6. That's the whole point - have tremendous fun while creating wreckage. Well Done! :)

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  7. What ingenious and rule=breaking wreckage! I love it! :)

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  8. Hey looks like you're having fun which is the whole point! Go get messy!

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  9. What great pages.I haven't done either of them - you've given me a bit of inspiration!

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  10. Woo hoo! Here's to fun!! And FINALLY a use for golf balls. (My dad tried to teach me to play a zillion years ago & it never took! Smearing them with paint sounds like much more fun!!)

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  11. Nice rebelion on the white page. :):)

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  12. Looks like you've been having an excellent time during the wrecking process! Your doing a great job at it too:-)

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  13. Oh this is EXCELLENT!!! How daring!!! How uncontrollable!!! How MESSY!!!

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  14. That is just so goofy and great!

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  15. Both of these wonderful ideas! The bouncy balls look like fun. Great wrecking!

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