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Wreck This Journal: In progress part V

Cover this page using only office supplies.

Glue random items here.

Tongue painting: Eat some colorful candy & lick the page.

Collect fruit stickers from fruit you bought.

Collect fruit stickers from fruit you bought.

Collect the stamps off of all your mail.

Collect the stamps off of all your mail.

Wreck This Journal: In progress part IV

(Originally posted February 27th 2012)

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A place for your grocery lists.

Chew on this. (Whoops, apparently gave myself a papercut.)

Make a paper chain.

Create a drawing using a piece of your hair.

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.

Wreck This Journal: In progress part III

(Originally posted January 29th 2012)

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Make a mess, clean it up.

Make prints using an ink pad & cut vegetables. (Celery.)

Cover this page with white things. (The greyish bits are fake pearls.)

Wrap something with this page, and Hide a secret message somewhere in this book.

Doodle on this page.

Write one word over and over.

Wreck This Journal: In progress part II

(Originally posted January 23rd 2012)

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This page is for handprints. Get them dirty, press down.

Sew this page. (This isn't my favorite but still came out alright.)

Throw something. (Cotton balls dipped in Puffy Paint, dropped onto page.)

Trace your hand.

Wreck This Journal: In progress.

(Originally posted January 8th 2012)

Thanks to Keri Smith herself, I was able to buy a new Wreck This Journal*. In case you don’t know what a WTJ 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.

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Keri Smith’s Wreck This Journal

In 2009 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:

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Before the creativity began.

Before the creativity began.

Poke holes in this page using a pencil.

Poke holes in this page using a pencil.

Drip something, close the book to make a print. (I used food coloring.)

Drip something, close the book to make a print. (I used food coloring.)

Write your name in different ways.

Write your name in different ways.

Fill this page with circles.

Fill this page with circles.

Place sticky things here. (I used stickers after a failed attempt of using chewing gum.)

Place sticky things here. (I used stickers after a failed attempt of using chewing gum.)

Collect fruit stickers from fruit you bought.

Collect fruit stickers from fruit you bought.

Cover this page using only office supplies.

Cover this page using only office supplies.

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 then purchased a new one in 2011 to start over. I haven’t done anything with it in at least a year if not longer, but I got a pretty good start on it. Come back in a few weeks to see more WTJ photos!