I found a fun excuse (not that I really needed one) to keep making collages last month when I discovered Februllage on Instagram. Februllage is a month-long collage-a-day challenge which is an initiative of The Scandinavian Collage Museum and The Edinburgh Collage Collective.
Much like The 100 Day Project, it is an open-for-all creative community building activity except one that is specifically designed for collage artists and those interested in getting into collage art making.
A calendar of prompts was provided at the beginning of the month for all interested participants to follow. Some days were easy and elements came together effortlessly. But in general, making analog collages with a very specific theme to follow each day can be quite challenging, at least for me. It really is an opportunity to stretch one’s creativity.
Now that February is done and I’ve finally completed the challenge, I’ve decided to make use of the collages and put together a junk journal.
A junk journal is basically scraps of paper and stationery — things you’d otherwise toss — compiled together to create a one-of-a-kind diary.
For this one, I mixed blank sheets of random scrapbooking paper cut to size and a few lined pages from old notebooks into my Februllage collage pieces. I embellished some of the blank pages with stickers and ephemera.
The cover is thick chipboard which are leftovers from a previous project which I wrapped and decorated with paper scraps and magazine clippings.
I punched holes along the left side of every page then held them all together with some wax cord, tied into rings.
I love how it turned out — how raw, unique and personal. I cannot wait to fill its pages with notes, quotes and ideas! It’s also a great way to put those old stationery and magazines lying around the house to good use.
In fact, I’m holding a workshop this coming weekend on how to make these Junk Journals as part of this event called Simple: A Zero Waste Pop Up which is happening at Malingap Food Central from March 9 to 10. My session will be on Mar 10 at 1pm. If you’re interested, simply go to this page:
I hope you can join me. Let’s turn trash into treasure and decrease waste.
See all 28 of my collages through the hashtag #FebrullageByNica