Friday, June 19, 2015

JFJ 15 for 30 Challenge - Day 19: Page Cuts

As we have seen with windows and doors, the journal page doesn’t have to stay intact. We can manipulate the pages in a variety of ways. One of those ways is to cut part of the page completely off from the rest. There are endless possibilities for how we can do this - from simple straight lines to complex silhouettes. These cuts add another level of interaction in our journals and add more intrigue and interest.

Grab a hobby knife and a cutting mat, or even a pair of scissors, and get cutting. Cut a page down the middle vertically, or cut out a complex shape down the edge. Create a series of cut pages or cut a single page. What are you going to do with the part you cut off? What if you made a tab, and glued it in some how? Maybe onto another page.

Keep sharing your responses. #jfj15for30


Monica said...

I think for many of us cutting off part of a page is as hard as a blank white page. After a Strathmore class Idid this with a travel journal but only once. The next time in a Journal was tearing out pages in a Dyan Revealry clas and it felt like surgery.Then we used the pages in interesting ways and wow instant recovery!

Eric said...

I think that we are so ingrained with the idea that a book is a precious thing, that it's difficult for some people to tear and cut into the page - even blank ones in a sketchbook or journal. But there is so much potential there, so we need to rethink our rules for books.