A while ago, I found a tutorial on YouTube on how to make an Art Journal using recycled cereal boxes. The girl in the video used boxes for everything in her journal, including the pages, but then I saw another tutorial (I can't remember where now) where the lady used envelopes and brown paper bags for the pages of the journal she had made. Seeing as I only had one small cereal box, I proceeded to make the cover (which is kind of warped because I went nuts on gluing it), then spent some time gathering envelopes and paper bags for the pages. It was taking a long time, so I decided to mix it up a little and use other kinds of paper like, brown paper, pages from old books, tracing paper and graph paper. I even found that the brown paper mushroom bags at the supermarket were a really cool addition!
I finally had enough paper to make three signatures for the journal, although it could have handled up to five. I stitched it all together and, VOILA! One complete art journal where I can gesso over my pages and create wonderful new art filled journal pages!
If you would like to check out the YouTube video on how to make your own Recycled Cereal Box Journal, just follow this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Ec04rVh0ndU I'm really looking forward to making another one now, but I have to start my collection of paper bags and envelopes again. That's ok, I don't mind. :)