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Wreck This Journal: Cut through several layers

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Remember when you were in school and you used to fold a sheet of paper up several times and then cut different shapes into it and then open it up to make a snowflake?

As soon as I saw the instruction on this page, I knew that this was exactly what I’d be doing!

I ripped out the page and then folded it a few times.  Then I did completely random snips all over – some swirls, some little triangles, and then carefully unfolded.

I was very pleased with how this turned out!  The heart-shapes were completely accidental, and I love them!

I stuck it onto this bright pink paper (because I just love this colour combination!) and put it back into the journal.

As well as being very happy with the appearance of this page, I was also very relieved that the instruction was still more or less readable, so it meant I didn’t have to find a way to rewrite it! 🙂

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Wreck This Journal: Close your eyes. Connect the dots from memory.

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Connect the dots This isn’t a particularly exciting page, and it doesn’t have much of a story.  I looked at the page, I closed my eyes, and I joined the dots,

Then I opened my eyes, saw it wasn’t very pretty  so I grabbed another pen and took another path.

Then I grabbed a third pen….you get the idea!

I wonder how other people have/would made this page more interesting.  Come to think of it, in all my hours of browsing pics on google and tumblr, I don’t remember ever seeing this particular page.

Have you completed this page yet?  Tell me about it! 🙂

Wreck This Journal: Crack the spine

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I love reading and I love books.  Proper books, with pages that you turn over.  (Remember those?)

Crack the spine

I’m known for keeping my books pristine.  I don’t bend the spine, and I definitely don’t turn over the corners of the pages!  If I lend you my book and you turn down the corners…well, I’d make sure you can run away quickly!!!

So page 2 of WTJ instructs me to ‘Crack The Spine’.  Do whaaaaaat???  Yes, yes, they expect you to deliberately yank back the covers so that the spine creases.

What do you think I am, some sort of animal????

I admit, I had to work up the courage to do this one, but it’s kind of freeing to do it!!  The point of this book isn’t to keep it perfect, after all – it’s got to be wrecked!

Am I the only person who feels a sense of relief when I get my first scratch on my mobile phone/iPod screen?  Because all the pressure is off then – it’s no longer perfect, so another little scratch or mark won’t make a difference because it was already ruined anyway.

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So in the same way, cracking that spine made it easier for me to stop treating my WTJ like a precious stone.  I don’t think I’d have enjoyed myself so much with the other pages if I hadn’t have forced myself to take that step!

I have managed to rope one of my friends into this Wrecking lark, but I have yet to convince her to conquer this demon.  If you’re reading this, you know who you are – Crack it, CRACK IT!!!

(I apologise for the poor photos.  It’s night time, and the lighting in this room isn’t great.  I will try to do better in future.)