I have been collecting the fortunes out of fortune cookies for several years. I was never sure what I was going to do with them, but I had it in my mind that someday they would become some sort of art, perhaps somehow be incorporated into a piece of jewelry. I decided to devote a rather small sampling to this journal page entitled “FORTUNATE.”  I picked them out of the bag at random, but decided to lay them out in a very orderly pattern.  I can’t really explain the choices I made for this piece…why certain things are where they are.  I just did whatever sprang to inspiration. I guess that’s the point, and it works for me. I also like the concept of being fortunate, laid over little pieces of paper that are supposed to tell your fortune, or predict your future. There is probably some deep meaning there, but I can’t quite form the words to express it. So for now, here are some photos of the page in question.

Materials: Fortunes, Modge Podge, acrylic paint, spray ink, ink pens, tissue paper, water colors, bakers string, brass brad, black Sharpie.



  1. How clever and crafty. Thanks for sharing.


    1. Thanks so much! I have enjoyed your blog. Your photos are lovely!

  2. Wow! What a great idea, and it turned out so beautiful!
    xoxo MotherDana

    1. Thank you! That means a lot. Your blog is beautiful and inspirational!

      1. Thank you, I’m so glad you’re enjoying it! It’s great to share and to watch you getting back into all things
        artsy 🙂

  3. What a fun idea! I love how you’ve used the fortunes,and the hearts are so pretty! I’ve been saving fortunes too, mine usually go into my smashbook if they have some sort of meaning or are funny 🙂

    1. Thanks for you comment! I really enjoyed using them (finally!) I have a bunch more that I hope to use on something else. For awhile I was saving EVERY fortune, but now I only save the interesting or meaningful ones. It also made me realize how frequently I go out for Chinese food 🙂 Thanks for stopping by.

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