Friday, June 26, 2009

Wreck this Journal ~ Week 4

I had fun doing this page. I just scribbled some watercolour crayons, spritzed water on the whole thing and mushed it up with my fingers. It was cool to feel the paper disintegrating as the colour spread.

I had a lot of fun learning about fire, dropping matches...

and seeing what happened.

I buried a page in my garden to decompose.

I had an absolute blast melting crayons onto the page. And I'm defiant; I'm not going to clean this mess up!

I experimented with some inks, dropping them onto the page, closing the book and seeing how far they would sink in.

And this is totally not on the list but since we're painting my studio, I thought the journal should get in on the action!

You know what's weird? The one thing I really haven't done is write in it. Maybe next week.

This is a part of The Next Chapter: Wreck this Journal summer of creative destruction :)

28 comments:

Rose said...

*laugh* loving it! I wrote in my journal for the first time this week because I became aware that this was something I hadn't done any of...

Melinda said...

wow......haha

Melinda said...

I LOVE the first top page where you used the water color crayons!

Suzie the Foodie said...

Jamie, I am thoroughly impressed! These are fantastic ideas and I love the melting crayon wax and the paint....!!! Letting the paper decompose, that is so cool. Way to go!

Holly said...

Write...yeah but do it with a glitter pen so you can sit back and admire that bling!

Between Hitching Posts said...

Jamie that journal is a mess!!!
Just the way it should be - it's perfect.
Looks like you are having a lot of fun. I don't think I could ever use the book to paint a wall with. yikes.

Melita said...

you are totally the best wrecker ever!!

Tabitha@ichoosebliss said...

When I first looked at the photos my initial reaction was eww, but after looking a second time I can see the joy of doing these things.

Judi said...

Fun isn't it? You go girl.

magpie said...

thanks for
wreaking
all this wrecking!

Kavindra said...

Mmmm melting crayons ... can my book take any more fire is the only question!

Beautifully messed up!

Heather Plett said...

Oooo... I love the wax crayons! I might have to try that (though my kids would probably want to take over).

Connie said...

I love that this has become one great experiment!! And you are the creative scientist!!! All your pages end up being lovely...in their wreckage!!

Plus, I love what you said on your video on The Next Chapter...as an art teacher myself, that is the hardest thing I struggle with...students instantly comparing themselves to others...when they fall short to see the absolute magic they are manifesting in front of them. You are such a wonderful leader!! Lead us into creative bliss Jamie!!!

Peace & Love.

Leah said...

Yay! Loved your pictures! And you know, I haven't really written in mine yet either. Once it gets dry (after the shower experience) I think I'll do some of that.

judi said...

Thanks for seeing my blog and your comment..i LOVE your melted crayon page..i
m stealing that idea.. and your journal looks rather comfy buried in the dirt.. ya think it was okay?

gemma said...

Very cool pages Jamie. I want to do the melted crayons too.

Janet said...

love the colors in your first photo. think i have some watercolor pencils somewhere . . . and i think i have some tim holtz inks somewhere too . . . aha!

Hybrid J said...

One single word to sum it up: AWESOME!! :)

Genie Sea said...

Right in the paint tray! Weeeee! I love it! Your first page looks like its filled with lavender pedals! :)

judi parker said...

How in the world did I miss the paint tray? you are deffinitely a warrior!!
I'm still grinning

Leana said...

Great pics of your destruction. Keep it up!

Kim said...

Great Ideas!! Splat - into the paint tray! Hee hee! Melted crayons -divine! And *ZOINKS* writing...this is the first journal I've haven't written in EVER - I'd better get to it.

aaawreckthisjournal said...

Wow! I absolutely LOVE the paint tray! And man, you are so creative - and your pages are so beautiful. I like the matches, too. That one will be a challenge for me - it is literally scarey. Worried I'll burn the house or the whole thing will go up in flames!

WrightStuff said...

It's funny, I haven't done much writing in mine either - I seem to save that all for the blog! You are so right about comparing. While it is tempting to think that other's are more creative, it is all about what we do ourselves and our own personal satisfaction. We might be wrecking together but each is our own personal experience so should be enjoyed as such. Go Jamie!

Vernell said...

Love the melted crayon - genius!!!

Kirby3131 said...

Dropping matches?! That's awesome! I was trying to poke the matches through the paper and I just ended up with hot match ends falling towards my hands, feet and the carpet LOL

Melted crayons -- Ooooh, good one!

Annette Q said...

the watercolour crayons page is soooo fab! I love the way its all smudged...makes it all look very dream like :-) Excellent wrecking!

Sharon said...

Your wreckage is very pretty this week. And I forgot that I buried a page until I saw your picture! ... I'm spending way too much time visiting the blogs of my fellow wreckers!