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April 22nd, 2013

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

I love me a bit of Pinterest as much as anyone (you can follow my boards here, yo) but I came across these old scrapbooks of mine and got a bit nostalgic for some actual cutting and pasting. Hard to date these now, but I would guess they’re from at least three years ago based on the last time I can remember sticking stuff in. I’d go through all my magazines and tear out images I liked every few months, then faff about arranging them moodboard-style in these A3 sketchbooks. Nowadays I read (far, far fewer) magazines on my ipad and do most of my collecting on Pinterest or in Dropmark without even touching a piece of paper or pair of scissors in the process. Technology!

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

Kris Atomic Magazine Collages

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15 Comments

  1. Helena says:

    I used to do that, too!
    I love Pinterest but there’s something so satisfying about scrapbooks. I think it’s the fact that you get to throw out a bunch of magazines and free up some space (I’m such a hoarder when it comes to magazines).

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  2. Shini says:

    Although I totally understand what a pain this may be, this really did bring out the creative juice – just because of the tactile nature of the ‘inspiration’ you were handling… and the fact that you’re placing them in some sensible layout instead of just repinning into a generic grid format… There’s a whole story behind the layouts too, and man…those trips to go out to buy more glue. TRIPPIN.

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  3. Jessie says:

    These are lovely!I still do this though,I think it’s much more fun and personal!

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  4. Laura says:

    i love pinterest, but one’s always got to have a good scrapbook as well! x

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  5. Adeline says:

    Cool pages!
    I still do collages. Not as often as before but I still have a journal by my desk to collect bits and pieces.
    xxx

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  6. alicia says:

    Although I’m viewing it on a screen and am unable to touch it it feel so refreshing! Love your image combos!

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  7. Jade Sheldon says:

    I have TONS of journals just like these. I would obsessively look through magazines for inspiration and cut out my favorites, past them in journals and then draw all around the inspiration. I think I need to start doing it again…

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  8. Nicole says:

    I totally recognize a bunch of these scraps from an old issue of Nylon that came out when I was in high school! The blonde girl with the drawn on black eyebrows and that shot of a Tracey Emin quilt are also living in some collage circa 2006.

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  9. anne says:

    Those moadboard are very nice.
    These days I begin to realize how computer is time-consuming and replace some things we used to do…
    They should create some rehab for computer addict!

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  10. Roxana says:

    Wow, those are awesome!!! I remember my old scrapbook, I loved your post, brought back so many memories… Kirsten Dunst in ‘Crazy Beautiful’ had a great scrapbook…

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  11. Aimee says:

    These are fabulous! I actually recognize some of these from my collaging both on paper and my walls. ;)
    xoxo Aimee
    bowsandbeau-ties.blogspot.com

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  12. Niki says:

    I still do this :)
    But since Pinterest seduced over the past couple months I admit, I haven’t touched them.
    Still love flipping through the pages every now and again!

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  13. ELove says:

    What kind of glue works best for scrapbooks/collages like these?
    I always tried using elmers-glue-all but it was very time consuming and sometimes too liquid-y for the paper.
    You’ve inspired me, might try to hack away at them this weekend. :)

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  14. Joanna says:

    Those were the days… :) I also have a couple of such scrapbooks. Some photos were just photocopied and they are b&w so I drew arrows next to them, describing the colors. Oh boy!

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  15. Elisabeth says:

    This kinda work is almost nostalgic. Love this, love scrapbooking, moodboarding etc. Lovelove!

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