Wednesday, 9 October 2013

Smash it in!

Over the summer I accidentally made a smash book. If you're not familiar with the term it's essentially like the old style scrapbooks - you glue down anything you think is cool, fun, interesting, linked to a memory, humorous etc.

However the term "Smash book" belongs to K and Co -check out this very short, fab video here.

I heard of the term smash book quite a lot via art journaling people but didn't really look into it until I saw some of K and Co's products at a local art shop. I then watched the above video and to my delight realised I already had my own smash book! Check out the pics below of what I had made up to that point:

London Trip page 1

               London Trip page 2

Using own photography 

I think because I also employ other media the lines between Smash booking and art journaling are a bit more blurred but I find this method such fun! It's also a way of using my altered book which I tried to use as my regular journal but didn't work out. The book is An Illustrated History of England and I love incorporating some of the images into my pages.

Cool stuff I like plus art play

A work in progress

So, why not have a go at Smash booking? Hark back to that child who lay on the carpet gluing odds and end into a scrapbook for the pure joy of it? 

Happy arting everyone!


  1. Absolutely SMASHING, Elvina! So clever to have already made your own when you saw this trendy idea. You have saved yourself big $$$s, believe me! Love it!

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  3. Helloooo my lovely, Kay! I have bought some of the official Smash book bits and pieces which are very reasonable from my local art shop such as washi tape saying "I really, really, really like this!" and the cute little books of tear out pages for you to fill in with all sorts. I fell out of love with my altered book but found new life for it accidently :) xx


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