Category Archives: Wreck This Journal
30 Days of Creativity: The goal is to create something, anything, for every day of June.
Today I made a stamp out of a tiny cork from a bottle, and used it in my Wreck This Journal to make a scale pattern. The gaps in the scales are because I accidentally split the cork while carving it, it was really crumbly and the X-acto knife kept snagging more than I was trying to cut.
For that last one, I dragged a piece of my hair through some acrylic paint — Liquitex Basics if you’re interested — then placed it on the page. Then I closed the book and slowly pulled the hair out from between the pages.
Thanks to Keri Smith herself, I was able to buy a new Wreck This Journal. In case you don’t know what it is, it’s basically an activity book for adults. Each page has a different task, and it’s up to you how to interpret the directions. Finishing this book is one of my tasks for my Day Zero project, so I wanted to share what I’ve done so far. I was going to share the photos on my Day Zero blog, but I originally mentioned it here and it just seems easier to post them here since the layout allows bigger pictures. I don’t really know why I’m trying to explain the method to my madness, but there’s always a method.
Two years ago I bought myself a Wreck This Journal. I slowly worked on it and came up with some fun ideas, but ultimately didn’t like a lot of what I did and didn’t even complete a lot of the pages. Here’s some of what I did:
I ended up throwing it out since there was food inside (one of the pages says to document your dinner, for example) so I never got around to finishing the rest. But I’d love to own another one. I had the idea that maybe some friends and followers could chip in to help me buy a new one, it’d be an awesome holiday present and you can count on me posting my progress of the new WTJ. I know a lot of you have young children to buy holiday presents for, but there’s no harm in asking!
I no longer need donations, so I’ve removed the Paypal button. Keri Smith herself donated so I could buy one of her books, I’m surprised and very grateful!
Edit on 12/27: I got the new book today and will start on it ASAP!