Filofax + Collage = Happy

by Julie Gibbons on October 20, 2011

I really love my Filofax, but I do sometimes struggle with its officiousness (despite that it is bright raspberry coloured leather). When I saw this post by Susannah Conway, I just knew I’d give it a try.

I’m still quite new to this idea of mixed media collage and so I started out with some gentle background collage, using already beautiful images:

Filofax background collage

Then I got a little carried away with the acrylic paints, pastels, stamps and bubble wrap:

Filofax paint over collage

Here is the finished article, with the addition of an inspirational quote:

Filofax mixed media

I was a wee bit disappointed with this particular divider, thinking I’d overdone it with the paints and what not, but I crafted all six dividers and was really pleased with the results overall:

Filo divider collage green

Filo Dividers Red

Crafting a little art into the old Filo has really sprung new life into it and I can’t wait to fill it with more dreams and inspirations. Meanwhile, I’ll making teensy versions for the personable Filofax that’s carried around in my handbag.

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{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

Susannah Conway October 20, 2011 at 4:46 pm

Julie, they look *fantastic*!!

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Julie Gibbons October 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

Hey Susannah, thanks v much :)

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Joanna Paterson October 20, 2011 at 5:35 pm

Hafiz loves this!!!

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Julie Gibbons October 26, 2011 at 10:57 am

Hafiz is such a great teacher!

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Imy October 21, 2011 at 2:53 pm

WOW I love them especially the second one with the butterfly on the head i wish i had the patience to do that :-( x

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Julie Gibbons October 26, 2011 at 10:58 am

Thanks for visiting Imy – now I’m just looking for more ideas on the rest of it!

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