Thursday, June 11, 2015

JFJ 15 for 30 Challenge - Day 11: Windows and Doors

Although the journal is a book, we don’t have to follow the regular conventions of a book as we work. We don’t need to start on page one, and we don’t need to finish one page before we move to the next. We can work on any page, at anytime, and in any order, and we don’t have to keep the pages intact. We can transform and manipulate the page in a variety of ways. One of the easiest ways to transform the page and bring some interaction between pages is by cutting windows and doors in the page allowing small sections of the next page to show through.

For today, focus on completely cutting out shapes from pages to create windows or cutting the shape in a way that creates a door or flap that can open and close. Cut the windows and doors at random, or be purposeful about where you cut. Cut rectangles or cut other shapes. Just be careful with what’s on the other side of the pages you're cutting, and use a hobby or craft knife and a self-healing cutting mat to protect the pages underneath. And what will you do with the pieces that you cut out? Perhaps they can be glued in elsewhere.

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