Art Journal: Flap Page


Every now and then, it’s fun to insert a “flap page” into my art journals.  Here’s a video that shows this in action:

To make a flap page, I cut the book page short (in this case, in half vertically), and then mount something to both the front and back of the “flap”.  I often put some sort of tab on the flap (as I did here) to make it clear that this is a moving part that one can grab and move.

For the left and right “whole” sides of this page, I preserved the vintage photos on the left side, adding Distress Inks through a stencil to tie the two pages together visually.  I added a Tim Holtz die cut image to the left side (girl with hat), and some rub-ons and a dimensional butterfly sticker to the right side.

The binding was splitting, so I applied washi tape to the base of the flap page, making it more secure.

For the flap itself, I rubbed Distress inks through punchinella (sequin waste) with blending tools, and then added a photographic negative strip as a backdrop for the people images I used on the front and back of the flap.  I added a vintage postage stamp and rubber stamping to the image on the back of the flap.

Interactive pages such as this add variety and interest to an art journal page.


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