ScrapPaperCircus

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Announcement    Welcome to Scrap Paper Circus’s summer opening! For fastest shipping, order by Monday June 21st. All orders placed after June 21st will be shipped on June 28th at the earliest.

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Last updated on Jun 19, 2021

Welcome to Scrap Paper Circus’s summer opening! For fastest shipping, order by Monday June 21st. All orders placed after June 21st will be shipped on June 28th at the earliest.

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Bel Mills

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About ScrapPaperCircus

Sales 120
On Etsy since 2018

Ordinary Paper. Extraordinary Handmade Journals

Bel Mills is a collage artist and book designer inspired by second-hand, vintage and commonplace paper. In her Northern Virginia studio, Scrap Paper Circus, she uses old books, magazines, maps and office supplies—among other materials—to create one-of-a-kind journals and collaged artist books. She believes in reusing old paper not only as a method, but also as a muse. As she tells her students, second-hand paper frees an artist from worrying excessively about mistakes and allows her to experiment and take risks without agonizing about wasting or ruining precious materials. She embraces accidents and rejects persnickety bookbinding dogma except when absolutely necessary; infusing her work with a sense of possibility, whimsy and delight. Her Etsy shop is stocked with clever, personalizable journals customers can fill with their own art and experiences You can find more of Bel’s work on Facebook @scrappapercircus, and Instagram @scrap_paper_circus. Her personal website is still under construction and can be found at https://belwillem73.wixsite.com/scrappapercircus/

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Last updated on Aug 28, 2018
Frequently asked questions
May I personalize items that don't offer personalization?

In most cases, yes! Please ask in the notes section and I'll do my best to accommodate you.

Can I ask for a journal similar to one listed, but in a different size?

Absolutely! Just convo me if you'd like a variation on a journal listed. I don't always have a huge supply of any particular paper or material since most of my journals are one-of-a-kind. But if my supplies allow, I'll happily make the journal to your specifications.

Do journals arrive wrapped for gift-giving?

Yes! Journals arrive wrapped in brown paper, tied with colorfully striped baker's twine, and embellished with a small pennant bearing my shop name, "Scrap Paper Circus."