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Wreck This Journal: Poke holes in this page using a pencil

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This wasn’t completely my own idea.  I was browsing pics on Twitter (#wtj #wreckthisjournal) and I saw someone had had the clever idea to make the holes into stars.  I’m so sorry I can’t remember who this artist was, but if you are reading this, let me know and I’ll credit you!

I also can’t completely remember what her page was like, but she did say I was welcome to use the idea as long as I put my own spin on it.  So hopefully that’s what I’ve done!

I poked holes in the black paper, and then I put this gold glittery paper behind it, to make the ‘stars’ appear to shine.  You can see this better in the close up pic.

Then I added some other stars to the black paper.  I wanted to use a gold pen, but as luck would have it, that appears to be the only colour gel pen that I don’t have!!  But I quite like the contrast of the silver.

I then used a gold glitter pen to add some trails behind the gold ‘stars’ to make them look like shooting stars.  I’m not entirely sure this gives the effect I intended, but I like it anyway!

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Wreck This Journal: Colour this entire page

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This is one of my favourite pages.

I started by doodling some random shapes and patterns on the pages.  I’m not normally very good at being ‘random’ but I did my very best not to be uniform in any way.  Not that there’s anything wrong with being uniform, that’s just wasn’t the plan I had for this page!
Colour this entire page

When I was happy with the design, I armed myself with all the felt tips, coloured pencils and gel pens I could get my hands on, and I started to add in the colour.

I mentioned in one of my earlier entries that whenever I look at my WTJ pages, I remember what was in my head at the time, what I was thinking, what was on TV or what music was playing.

However, when I look at this page, I have absolutely no recollection of what else was going on in the room, in the house, or in the world for that matter.  I was just completely absorbed in what I was doing!

Maybe it’s strange (and a little embarrassing) for a 29 year old to be so happy colouring in, but it really was nice to just shut out all those ‘grown up’ worries and stresses, and just enjoy a few hours of being completely carefree!

I’ve managed to recruit a few of my friends into the art of Wrecking now, but if you are one of the ones who is still resisting, I urge you again to give it a go!   🙂  

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SECRET MESSAGE 

I also chose this page to address another of the instructions – “Hide a secret message somewhere within this book” (page 173).  Have you spotted it yet? 

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