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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: Make a funnel. Drink some water.

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I was reluctant to do this one, but eventually I did it!  I cut out the cone, coloured it in, filled it with water, and yes, I drank from it!!*

Then I stuck it back in, and randomly stuck in a picture of a scene from Alice In Wonderland on the adjacent page.  For no reason other than that I love it 🙂

(*In hindsight, maybe I shouldn’t have drunk from somethng that had been coloured in with permanent ink and colouring pencils…don’t try this at home, kids!!  But I haven’t noticed any side effects so far…*twitches* 😉 )
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Wreck This Journal: Colour outside of the lines

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I thought I’d better post another entry, as I don’t want that gross dinner one to be the front page of my blog!  Well you never know who’s going to drop by!!  🙂

There isn’t much I can say about this one.

I did it a few weeks back.  I’d been feeling really frustrated at work the week that I did this page, and I just went home one night and started colouring.

The coloured pencils I was using kept breaking, and I ended up having to colour with tiny pieces of lead because they wouldn’t stay in the pencil!  (This was the first pack of pencils, which I ended up binning in temper!!  Anyone who’s read my nonstop line post will know the second pack of pencils hasn’t been any more successful…..)

Anyway, this page worked to cure my frustrations – I was so annoyed about the pencils, I barely gave work another thought!

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Wreck This Journal: Create a nonstop line

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I started this one at the weekend, spent most of Sunday on it, and I have finally finished colouring it in tonight!!  I don’t think it’s anything original really…if I could draw, I would have drawn something fabulous using one continuous line.  But I can’t, so I didn’t!

I decided to do a loopy line, purely because I wanted to do something a tiny bit different to what others have done.

When I was younger, I had this battery-powered pen that drew a loopy line, I thought it was called a Dizzy Doodle, but I can’t seem to find a picture.  Does anyone else know what I’m talking about?

Anyway, this pen used to draw a loopy line very similar to the one I’ve drawn. So I suppose that gave me the idea!

I started at the ‘Start’ obviously, and I was about half way through before noticing there was no ‘End’!  So I added that myself.  And I decided to colour the whole thing in, which took absolutely ages.

And I have discovered that colouring pencils just aren’t made the way they were when I was young!  I’m using Crayola, which I thought were a reputable brand, well known for being THE colouring implement of choice for children.  But the leads keep snapping…and either they’re broken all the way down the pencil, or they are just too weak for my pencil sharpener!  And the purple one (oh it just had to be the purple one didn’t it?) splintered really badly down the side when I sharpened it.  That didn’t happen when I was younger!  Not impressed!!!

So what do you think of my nonstop line?  🙂

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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!
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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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