Wreck this Journal with Me

A few years ago I started a Wreck this Journal, but I never finished it. I bought a new Journal last month and I finally started working on this new book.

What is Wreck this Journal?

In case you haven’t heard about Wreck this Journal before, it’s basically an creative activity notebook for adults created by Keri Smith. Each page has different directions on it and you can interpret the task any way you like. It’s about thinking out of the box and coloring outside of the lines.

Through a series of creatively and quirkily illustrated prompts, acclaimed artist Keri Smith encourages journalers to engage in ‘destructive’ acts in order to experience the true creative process. Readers are introduced to a new way of art and journal making, discovering novel ways to escape the fear of the blank page and fully engage in the creative process.

Examples of the tasks you can find in the Journal;

  • Crack the spine.
  • Drip something on this page.
  • A page for four letter words.
Freeze this page.

Freeze this Page

The first thing I did when opening the Journal was cracking the spine, which is one of the tasks. I started working on a different page though. The first page I ‘wrecked’ was the one with the task; Figure out a way to freeze this page.

I started with coloring the page with blue and white acrylic paint.

Then I made the edges of the pages a bit darker with dark blue ink. I used light blue ink and a finger sponge dauber to stamp snowflakes on the pages. I used a snowflake cut-out from my stash as a stencil.

For the finishing touches I used a small brush and white gesso to create splashes on the pages. With my white Edding 780 marker I drew some lines across the edges of the pages and on the ice cube. I ended with adding a few rhinestones.

I really loved working on this first page in my new Wreck this Journal. Can’t wait to ‘wreck’ more pages!

Do you have a Wreck this Journal?

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  1. Toen ik je resultaat zag dacht ik direct wauw! Je hebt er echt een kunstwerkje van gemaakt. Zo’n wreck this journal staat al een tijdje op mijn wishlist!

  2. Oh, wauw. Zo mooi. Ik heb jàren geleden ook eens zo’n wreck this journal gehad en heb daar toen wel even plezier aan gehad. Al is bij mij geen enkele pagina zo mooi geworden als deze van jouw. Oeps.