Watching a lot of artists stream and learning new and wonderful techniques to enhance my mixed media journey. I admire all of the wonderful products and inventions available to my friends and artists companions in the States and in other countries. I do, however, have an affinity for those that choose to go the alternative route and make literally something out of nothing. I was at Amy’s blog and she used an Uncle Ben’s Rice container to make a journal out of. I had a big laugh while I was there and learned how she did it, sans the fringe, bells and whistles. It seems real and she is brutally honest as well as talented. Much love, Amy.Took a laundry detergent box ( No Tide, here, lol!) cut it to 7½ by 8½ and reinforced the side where the flap opening was with mesh, Aileen’s Tacky Glue and let it dry. I’m going to collage it inside and out so, pay no attention to the outside. 🙂 Continuing my mission to clean the art hovel, I continue to find goodies that I cannot remember buying or why… This is why the 30 DAY CRAFT CLEANSE ( no purchase) is so important to me. I need to find the stuff I have, learn to use it or donate it someone to who is also aspiring to learn to art.found ephemera an ink refill, mini stapler and staples…I feel bad that I have spent so much money on things I thought I had to have. This challenge has really given me reason to pause and think about my habits.