Color the Edges

q~Wreck This Journal – Color The Edges Of The Book. Mine is so thick now that I’ve had to press it down so you can see the pattern. 😎

Curl's

Curl’s

Q's

Q’s

Drip Something Here

q~When Curls and I got together last week, we’d decided that we’ve been remiss about posting our latest escapades in Wreck This Journal! To rectify our error, we’ll be posting at least once every week until the journal is done.

Drip Something Here

Drip Something Here

What we dripped was some of the dyes we’d been using on the yarns we were dyeing. Drip the dye on one page, close the book and smooth it to make a Rorschach test. Our imaginations figured out what we saw in the shapes. Too fun! I’m not even going to try and deduce why I saw food and Curls saw beautiful flowers.

Q's Food

Q’s Food

Curl's Flowers

Curl’s Flowers

Document Your Dinner

~WARNING! Those of you with weak stomaches proceed no further! Blame this 100% on Curls since she is the lucky picker of the Wreck This Journal pages. On our Chick’s Only Days she picked page 35 – “Document your dinner. Rub, Smear, Splatter Your Food. Use This Page As A Napkin.” Off we went to a local restaurant. Our order is well documented in our journal. I’m sure the other dinner patrons thought we’d lost our marbles. I mean who does that in public?




In surfing this past weekend, I found a few really cool sites! Picmonkey.com is a great online site for “developing” your digital pictures. Upload your picture and apply the basic editing tools. There are also some funky frames and effects you can add to your picture. Well worth a try. The food pictures were edited at that site instead of Lightroom which I usually use. Two FUN sites which have lots of layouts and elements to spice up blog pictures: TheCoffeeShop and PuglyPixel. The frame for today’s post was called Coffeeshop Facebook Cover 2 which is free. I did have to enlarge the template in Photoshop so I could use it for today’s post. The free font was one recommended by Thecoffeeshop and is called Pea Marsha from KevinandAmandas blog. I find it hard to believe that I went from using Photoshop every day while teaching to hardly using it. I’ve decided to make more of an effort to spruce up my blog layouts.

This Page Is For Handprints!

~Barb told me I wasn’t to look as she set-up a surprise project. She told me to open my Wreck This Journal to pages 13 and bring it into the kitchen. The page reads: This Page Is For Handprints Or Fingerprints. Get Them Dirty And Press Down.

This is the site that greeted me in the kitchen:

Ooey, gooey, fingerpaints. What a wonderful surprise! Barb gets to pick the pages we do and this was so awesome! Really a plus to our Chicks Only time together.

Yummy hands!

Plop onto the page.

Is this just a sneaky way for Barb to fingerprint me? Q’s is left, Curl’s is right.

Add some finishing touches and here are the results:

Curl’s:

Q’s:

If you don’t have a Wreck This Journal yet. Get it! Kids would absolutely love this too. Now go do something totally messy today! 😎

Make a Funnel and Drink From It!

Wreck This Journal told us to Make a Funnel and Drink From It! We had to cut the funnel out of the page, roll up, fill with water, and drink from it. Q had seen a duct tape sheet so she put it over the page before cutting out the funnel.  Joann’s had a great selection of duct tape sheets which we had not seen before! Water did not taste good! Tasted just like paper. 😎 I apologize now to all of my science students who had to fold paper cups and try them out! 😎