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The Elemental Journal by Tammy Kushnir

The Elemental JournalComposing Artful Expressions from Items Cast Aside

By Tammy Kushnir
Published by F&W Media



Book Description

Create Expressive Books from Salvaged Treasures

Rusty doorknobs, cardboard containers and plastic packaging may seem like trash to some, but through the creative mind, they are transformed into beautiful expressions – equally parts artful book and assemblage. The Elemental Journal will show you how to craft a wide variety of journals to hold your secrets or express your inner thoughts, and discover new ways to use wood, paper, fabric, plastic and metal in your art.

Peek inside The Elemental Journal and you will find…

  • 15 stepped-out journal projects made from unusual materials and found objects, from tree bark to dismantled photo albums to tin boxes.
  • Tips for seeking out materials for your journals in flea markets, garage sales, and in your own attic or trash can.
  • Inspiring gallery projects from 9 contributing artists, including Susan Tuttle, Jen Osborn and Jill Berry.

One artist’s trash is another’s treasure. Discover yours with The Elemental Journal.

**Please note that this book is not explicitly Christian in content. If you are looking for a Christian Living titles featuring a large amount of faith-centered content, this titles may not be the best selection for you.


My Review:

If you are a crafter this is a really great book. It’s got amazing pictures to show you step by step how to create these items.  The ideas are endless. You can use this as a guideline for other craft ideas as well. It shows you how to take things you would not normally think of using or that others might throw away and make beautiful pieces of art. It was very inspirational and inspiring and really makes me want to get to crafting. Of course I am trying to contain myself because I am going to be moving soon. I need to stop “crafting” for a while and get to packing but its so hard when you see books like this that just stir up the desire to make beautiful art.


If you’re a crafter I recommend that you look this book up for purchase by clicking on the image above.





*I received this book from Thomas Nelson in exchange for an honest review.