Girl Scout Cookies + an Art Journal = Sweet Bonus

A friendly challenge from Angela Daniels resulted in this Girl Scout Cookie Box journal.  A friend on a craft blog sent a few of us a box of girl scout cookies.  My family shared the first task in this challenge . . . partaking in the cookies.

I took the box and made a cover for my art journal that will hold 'inspiring' quotes.  I simply cut off the top, bottom and one side to make a folder like cover.  I painted it with a white washed coat of gesso (so I could still see the awesome words like create and inspire).  I used Plaid acrylic paint, Faber-Castell Pitt Artist Pens and the awesome Crafter's Workshop Poppie stencil designed by Julie Fei-Fan Balzer.  I also created some signatures to be included inside my journal.  These signatures included beautiful paper from the Artsy Findings store, napkins, and more.  I bound the signatures and added beads to the spine.  This was the result.  It didn't take me but about three hours total and was a blast upcycling a Girl Scout cookie box.  What have you upcycled lately?  Maybe something you've recycled?  I'd love to know.


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