DIY Stencils from Recycled Garbage Video Tutorial. I’ve mentioned Jennibellie Studio before as being one of my favorite recycled altered art journal site. Her video tutorials are always really informative and never boring. Video tutorial at Jennibellie Studio here. *My favorite video tutorials I’ve posted from Jennibellie Studio:
DIY Recycled Altered Book with a Message Tutorial. “Your Life is a Story Make it Good” If you’re not crafty enough to carve out elaborate scenes from books (like me), and want to make something other than a book vault to hold/hide valuables, this is a really good tutorial from Cosmo Cricket here.
DIY Altered Book Monogram. I normally don’t post things that require a band saw, but loved this project. Lots of people are using Reader’s Digest Condensed Versions of books because they are everywhere, at thrift stores and thick with good covers. Tutorial from Ashbee Designs here. *Also, if you feel guilty defacing books, I asked my mom what The League of Women Voters did with their books that didn’t sell after their huge annual book sale here.
DIY Clip Art. I’ve posted about The Graphics Fairy before (you can use her clip art free for commercial use and she literally has everything under the sun, especially french labels, bees, birds, etc… that you see on hand made craft sites). There are also other places to find fee clip art all over the web and on Flickr. Some of these examples are just taken right off of clip art sites with no alteration that people are charging for (I’m not including the jewelry because it has been altered). Maybe www.regretsy.com has made me more cynical.
If you own an image you want taken down please email me at truebluemeandyou [at] gmail [dot] com