Wreck This Journal #1

After seeing a billion blog posts and Pinterest photos of this creative project, I finally bought myself a Wreck This Journal by Keri Smith (plus one for my boyfriend) and have been having so much fun with it. I like to think of myself as a creative person, but I'm more of a writer than an artist. I write short stories and post them online and, obviously, I pen this blog but I just don't have the hand-eye co-ordination to draw something pretty. So I thought the next best thing creatively was to completely and artistically destroy something. Mwahaha.

Stain Log. I had so much fun doing this page. As my 'stains' I chose to try on a bunch of lipsticks and to basically get it on with the page (in a classy way, I promise.) As you can see I used a mix of reds, purples, pinks and nudes to create this page and added little notes as to which shade is which lipstick. Needless to say my lips were a tad stained and swollen after removing the lipsticks each time! My favourite 'stain' of the bunch is the Rimmel Rogue (the bottom middle red), I think the shape turned out really well and the colour is so pigmented.
Instructions Page. What is more therapeutic than colouring in bubble writing? I spent my Sunday morning tucked up in bed with my journal and some felt tip pens (how cool am I) and made the instructions page look a bit more colourful. I'm not finished with this page yet as I'd like to add some more colour around the edges, but this is what I've done so far.
Rub This Page On A Dirty Car. I'm sad enough that running out into my street and rubbing my book on some random persons car was actually quite an adrenaline rush for me. I quite like the roughness of this page so don't think I'm gonna add anything artistic to it, but it was actually so much fun to do.
 
So there you go - my current progress on my Wreck This Journal. It's honestly so fun and therapeutic, it's kind of like art therapy. If there are any perfectionists out there, I'd totally recommend you give this a go! Keep an eye out for more posts as I continue destroying it. x

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  1. I have the Red Expanded edition, and I love it. I've taken it to work with me so I can relieve some stress when I feel the need to. It's the best thing that's ever happened to me.

    Oh, and I just got back from the store, and I saw a mini version of Wreck This Journal. I was tempted to buy it, but it was more expensive than the one I bought, so I passed on it.

    Erin @ The Hardcover Lover

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    1. I totally agree - it such a good stress release. And I bought this one from Tesco for £5, which I think is a bargain!

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  2. The stain log is an amazing idea. I have the original which doesn't have the fun sounding dirt car one :(
    Hayley
    Water Painted Dreams xo

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    1. Thank you! And I really want to buy her whole collection, they sound like so much fun! x

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  3. I have the earlier version of this book but it isn't even half done. I hated wrecking it as I wanted it to look good as well xD

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  4. I love to see what other people do with these books and it's nice that you showed some pages I've never seen before.
    Looking forward to seeing more of this!

    Best wishes, Danielle x
    http://www.underlandtowonderland.blogspot.com

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  5. ... I have never heard of this before and it looks like a lot of fun. I write in a journal weekly, but this seems like a good out of the box project. I'm going to keep my eye out for one :) Can't wait to see what else you do with it!

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    1. It is so much fun, it's so therapeutic! thank you! x

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  6. I purchased this YEARS ago but never really did anything with it. It looks like you had lots of fun though- maybe I should try to find mine :) seems like it's great for creativity!

    Jenny
    from the desk of j

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    1. It is so much fun! And such a good stress release x

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