Look at all that recycled loveliness. Wilbear won't let us chuck a thing out. He says Horace spends far too much of the bear budget on art and craft goods, so now he saves every bit of cardboard and paper that he can get his furry paws on.
Anyway, waste not etc. Podgy had just bought himself this cake pops stand (he's sharing out the pops right now in the kitchen - I've already eaten mine), where was I? Oh yes, anyway. I knew Wilbear would insist on recycling the box so I nipped off quick with it.
It's really sturdy card, I think I'll make one of those recycled junk journals every bear raves about.
I'll use up some of the millions of latte boxes we seem to have, Wilbear drinks about 3 thousand per day to help him through his studies. No wonder he's so jittery!
Goodness, they're difficult to pull apart by paw.
I have enough here for two journals and a zillion bookmarks.
First the card needs a layer of Gesso
I won't gesso the shiny, decorated sides though. Those will be covered later with scraps of pattered paper and card. Now for the covers. As per previous journals inspired by the lovely Jenniebellie, these get a covering of scrunched up packaging paper.
Oooh I love a good scrunch every now and then. It gets out all that repressed anger I harbour that the other bears get more cake pops than me.
These will need to be dried over night, how will I manage to distract Wilbear for that long?
Yikes, I can hear him padding back in. I need to hide this lot quick smart. I'll shove it under the bed with THUTB, no one ever looks there. Hopefully I'll be able to sneak back up here over the weekend to finish the fun!
With love from the bears