It has been awfully quiet on my blog lately, hasn’t it? For a very good reason though; I have been busy elsewhere! Those of you who follow me on my other social media, probably have seen what I’ve been up to this past week. I have brought my YouTube channel back to life with a Wreck This Journal series!
Maybe you remember my Wreck This Journal articles (part 1, part 2 and part 3). Or maybe you don’t, since it has been ages since I’ve posted those. I kinda have been neglecting my precious Wreck This Journal, which is a shame, because it’s an amazing book. (Not to mention, one of my 101 goals as well!) It deserves so much more than sitting on a shelf. That’s why I thought of a solution to revive my journal: creating a video series on YouTube!
Since I had done quite a few pages already (a lot of which I hadn’t even posted on my blog), I decided to start my series with a flip-through.
My Flip-Through Favorites
Of course I like some pages more than others. I started this journal 1,5 years ago, when I couldn’t even draw a stick figure to safe my life. I have improved so much since then! When I look back at some pages, I know I’d do them so differently than before. But part of the charm is that I can see my creative journey throughout this book, don’t you think?
Today, I’d love to show you some of my favorite pages. Some of them might be familiar to you already, others will be new. I hope you enjoy them as much as I do!
Document your dinner. Use this page as a napkin.
I’m all for trying out alternative, strange art supplies. I’m also all for using things in a way they weren’t meant to be used. I’m just not a big fan of greasy, moldy pizza left-overs in my art diary. So for this page, I had to come up with something creative. Use the page as a napkin? I would turn the page into a napkin!
I had so much fun tearing up napkins and mod lodging them all over this page. Even the doodles are cut-outs from napkins. I even used the white layers of the napkins, to make the spots I wanted to write on a little bit lighter. I think I couldn’t have chosen a better way to document my dinner.
Sleep with the journal.
Actually, I’d slept with the journal twice before, but I had forgotten to write about it. But the third time I took it to bed with me, I made sure I took notes! I was a little bit stuck on what to actually draw on this page. Originally I had thought of drawing about my dreams. But that only works if you can actually remember said dreams. Suddenly I thought of counting sheep though, and thought it would be cute if I used the sheep to document my night.
Climb up high. Drop the journal.
Okay, it wasn’t that high. It was a bedroom window on the first floor. But it the highest room in the house that actually has a window. Nothing happened when I dropped the book. Well, at least not to the book. I however, felt awkward as shit. People in my neighborhood usually don’t spend their days dropping books out of their bedroom windows, you know. I felt so self-aware.
I had way more fun decorating this page. Although I kinda feel for the poor balloon. What fate did I give him?
Doodle while on the phone.
I wasn’t on the phone. If I had been doing this on the phone, it would have cost me tons of money! This page took forever to finish. But I didn’t mind at all. I loved doing it and seeing the page progressing each day. I love a lot of the pages I’ve done, but this one is probably the page I love most.
Make a paper chain.
I see a lot of these pages on Instagram or YouTube where people obeyed perfectly by cutting out all the stripes and creating a chain out of them. Most of them even have nice colors. But it seemed so boring to me. I wanted to take this prompt to a higher level and do a little bit more. So I tried to come up with a situation in which a chain is required. Of course, as the nerd that I am, the first thing I thought of was Super Mario’s Chain Chomp.
Scribble using only borrowed pens.
I don’t think this is one of the prettiest pages. It’s actually one of the simplest ones I’ve done. But I love it so much because every pen tells a precious story of the past. I took my journal to various special occasions and made sure I wrote something down there with a borrowed pen. This way I created a page with a collection of very nice memories! That is what makes this page so special to me. To make it esthetically pleasing as well, I colored all the segments in rainbow colors.
My next Wreck This Journal episodes
This is just a selection of the pages I’ve done so far. If I’d put them all in this one post, it would take ages to load! If you’d like to see my other pages as well, just check out my video below.
In the next episodes of my Wreck This Journal series, I will do the pages on-camera. I always love to watch these kind of videos. It’s so awesome to see the creative processes behind the pages. If you’d like to see my next episodes, be sure to subscribe to my YouTube channel. That way you won’t miss a thing! I will also blog about my pages after they’re done. So if you’d like to read my ideas behind each page, keep an eye on my blog.
Please tell me what your favorite page was in the comment section. I’d love to know!