Mermaid Charm Tutorial

Recently, I went on a vacation and I wanted a cross body purse that was a nautical or mermaid theme. This prompted me to make a Mermaid Charm Tutorial too. I love how it turned out and lots of people loved my cross body purse. Even had one person ask if I would make one for them! Making bags and journal charms will keep me busy for sure. lol

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

The video for the Mermaid Charm Tutorial.

Having all the supplies handy makes it easy to make charms like this one. Here is a list of the supplies I used for the Mermaid Charm Tutorial.

The images that I used on the Purse were from Calico Collage Digital Journal and Card Kits – A Mermaid’s Tale journal kit. Mermaid Tale Journal Cards.

Mermaid Charm Tutorial

Words that were used on the strap were printed on muslin with an inkjet printer. Then these were sewn with a zig-zag stitch.

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This Mermaid Charm Tutorial that made the charm was perfect for the zipper pull on the purse. I love the way it jingles when I’m wearing the purse.

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Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. You are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

It is Tea Time. Today I’m sharing a new junk journal that I just love. The Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal, features Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit Tea Soiree, Canvas from Canvas Corp Brands and Tulip Dimensional Paint applied using the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Writing Cap and scraps of fabric and lace from my stash.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Video Flip through of the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

The supplies used to make the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Making the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal was so much fun! This was one of those use up your stash projects. Digging through the scrap fabric stash was fun- some of the fabric was given to me and some was from grab bags at my quilt guild.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

It has been a while since I printed on fabric and I knew it would be perfect for this journal. For this Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal, I printed several images to be used in this journal. My method of printing on fabric is to use muslin ironed to freezer paper, then cut to 8.5 x 11 inches. Then print the images using an INKJET printer. DON’T USE A LASER PRINTER. Remove the freezer paper backing gently, cut images and use as desired.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The cover of the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal is CANVAS (I kept saying muslin in the video – silly me) that I have sewed scraps of fabric and lace on top.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

When closed the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal measures 6.5 inches wide by 9.5 inches tall and has 52 pages.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The lace look stencil is one I made using my Cricut Air Explore. Then using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I added a touch here and there with the stencil.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Some of the pages are my version of Frankenpages. Using pages out of a few old dictionaries sewed onto a piece of copy paper. The dictionary pages were very thin and I wanted a good foundation.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The pink pages inside the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal feature the Lace Stencil, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Rubber Stamping using Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Canvas from CCB was used as a base for a couple of the pages inside the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal. Journal cards are stuck in a side pocket.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint was applied using the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Writing Cap. The Cap has a very fine point and works perfectly with the Tulip Glitter Paint.

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My neighbor is moving and as a result, she cleared out her sewing room. In her pile, she gave me several old patterns and I used some of the paper on journal cards.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The words were created inside the Silhouette design software then printed on either cardstock or fabric using an inkjet printer. There is a tutorial on how I made this page.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

The belly band is a portion of the Snippet Roll I created. It is beautiful, I’m glad there was enough to use inside the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal Tea Soiree Fabric Junk JournalEven though this journal as a soft fabric cover and a few fabric pages it lays flat. Having the journal lay flat makes it easier to write inside.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Using Calico Collage Digital images for junk journals makes the journal beautiful. These crisp unique images are truly amazing.

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you and you enjoyed seeing the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal today. Feel free to ask questions. Check out my shop for this and other junk journals I have created.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. You are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks very much for stopping by my blog today to see the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Wanting to challenge myself I decided to use a variety of items to make a junk journal page. The result was a Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial. Using Canvas from Canvas Corp Brands as the base, then adding fabric, lace and paper including digital images from Calico Collage – Tea Soiree I made a great junk journal page.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Video Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Supply List for the Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

This Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial can be broken up into two pages. I decided that I wanted to have the fabric on one side and the Calico Collage Image on paper for the other side. But these could each be their own page designs.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

One of the things I loved about making this project was I got to use scraps of fabric that to some would be trash. Since I used them all over the page it gives it a beautiful vintage touch.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Being able to sew paper is so much fun. It adds another detail that you can’t get unless you sew on paper.

Layering fabric, lace, and paper make me smile. Making Junk Journals is a great way for me to do a variety of techniques and get to us a variety of materials.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

The way the lace looks peaking behind the roses is so beautiful. I’m thankful to my neighbor who is moving that gave me a box of lace. Thank you, neighbor.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Take a look at your stash. Do you have some old clothes or even blankets that are worn but you just can’t throw out? Maybe there is a piece that you could use for a junk journal. Remember there is no wrong way to make a junk journal, just go for it! If you love it, then use it, in a junk journal.

Now, are you inspired? Did you enjoy seeing the Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial today? If so, please leave a comment what you liked the most. And if you really like this tutorial, please share it on your favorite social media for others to see.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

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Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The members of the ScraPerfect team decided to do Altered Paperclips to show different ways each of these can be made and these are earth friendly. My project is Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial. Using a few leftover bits, ScraPefect – Best Glue Ever, Embellie Gellie and Best Cleaner Ever along with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital images.

This is one of those projects where you can dig around in those paper punches and scraps of paper and make something beautiful.

For those that love video tutorials here is the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

It really makes me happy to see all the items laid out on my desk for a project. How does it make you feel?

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The products and supplies used for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

For those that like a step by step tutorial please enjoy the following photo Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

To begin, fold the book page in half and then tear or cut on that fold line. Fold one of these pieces in half, then unfold and apply ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever on one side of the fold, press closed. Fold the page in half again.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Open the fold and place a paperclip on the folded edge in the center of the back. It will look like a booklet. The front is where the decorations will go.
Apply BGE around the paperclip and paper. Press closed.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Place the altered paperclip base into spray box, apply lace stencil and spray with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Use a scrap of paper to mop up the overspray. This can be used to make another altered paperclip or other projects.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Take out the sprayed base and prepare for the next step.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Apply Distress Inks around the edges of the Calico Collage Digital Image from the Day Dreaming Kit.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Place a fine line of BGE around the edge of the back of the image.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Affix to the blue mat that has had distress inks applied to the edges.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

On the back side of the mat apply a thin line of BEG but leave the top open so that this can become a pocket. Attach to the Altered Paperclip Base.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Next, we will make a tag to go into the pocket. Using a strip of scrap watercolor paper round the top corners with a 1/4 Crop-A-Dial corner chomper. Then apply Distress Ink around the edges. Add a swirl of BEG on the top edge and lay a piece of flat lace over the glue. This Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial is almost done.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Layer the Oval Scalloped shape and the domino image on top of the lace.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Cut a piece of eyelash yarn about 1/2 long and add a drop of glue on the Altered Paperclip Base lower right corner. Touch the punched heart to the glue and then sandwich the eyelash yarn between the heart and the base. Do the same with a butterfly on the tags left side.

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Attach the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Cap to the Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint bottle.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

The fine point on the Medium No Clog Cap is great for adding touches of glitter paint.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Draw with the Tulip Glitter Paint around the butterfly wings and down the body. Add a drop of Glitter paint to the heart.

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The Best Cleaner Ever is a perfect way to prevent your no Clog Tip from clogging. Just dip the end into a drop of the BCE and replace the cap. It will be ready to use the next time you open the bottle.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

Time to attach the rhinestones using the Embellie Gellie. It is a lot easier than using tweezers.  Place the tags into the tops of the paperclip base. The Earthday Embellished Paperclip Tutorial is done.

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

ScraPerfect has also decided that when you visit their blog and upload a photo of your altered paperclip they will give each person a gift certificate for free shipping. In addition, if you leave a comment on the same post stating what ScraPerfect product you love the most or want to try the most they will pick one winner by the end of April to get their choice of product. It is so easy to enter, so go do it so you can win!

Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial

What will you make for your Earthday Altered Paperclip? Got a favorite theme you like to use? Or favorite colors? Look forward to seeing what you share over on ScraPerfect blog.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for the Earthday Altered Paperclip Tutorial.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Sharing a Snippet Roll Tutorial today. Currently, I’m working on the Tea Soiree Digital Journal Kit from Calico Collage. I’ve been making elements for the Tea Soiree junk journal and I decided to make a snippet roll that will be used with the Tea Soiree journal kit. Using Calico Collage images printed on muslin and lots of scraps of fabric I share how to make a version of a Snippet Roll.

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Snippet Roll Tutorial Video

Supplies used for the Snippet Roll Tutorial.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

To begin this Snippet Roll Tutorial I first grabbed a bunch of scraps. There was a strip of fabric that was 1.5 inches wide and about 45 inches long ready to be used.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Next, I sewed the scraps of fabric onto the strip. Each one was placed at an angle to add interest to the roll. Sewed the lace on top of the scraps. Love how the lace looks.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

The lace and fabric are sewn to the strip. Then I printed images using my Silhouette Software and Calico Collage images on bleached muslin. Using freezer paper and the muslin, iron the freezer paper shiny side to the muslin. Then cut the freezer/muslin 8.5 x 11 in size. Make sure there are no strings hanging off the piece. Next setup your inkjet printer with the new “paper” and print your images. These images won’t be washable. There are products to make these washable on the market.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Cut out the images and sew to the strip. I used a zig-zag stitch and placed each image at an angle.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Hearts were hand-cut from the scraps of fabric. Each heart has a snippet of eyelash yarn.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

Each heart has a word sewn on top. Then using ScraPerfects No Clog Writing Cap on Tulip Dimensional paint, I added touches of glitter on the images and hearts.

Snippet Roll Tutorial

I’m totally in love with how this Snippet Roll Tutorial turned out! I’ll use this Snippet Roll in the Tea Soree Junk Journal. Come back soon to see the junk journal when it is finished.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thank you, so much for stopping by my blog today for the Snippet Roll Tutorial.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Using the mixed media pages I made for the Mixed Media Frankenpages a few weeks ago and other supplies, I show how to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal measuring 5.25 x 4 inches in size with 8 pages and a few journal cards. Also featured are a few images from Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital journal kit. The images in this kit are beautiful, some remind me of an old English Garden.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

In the video, I show how to make the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

Supplies used for the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Once the Frankenpages are created it is easy to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal. Since I knew the Franeknpages were 8 x 10.5 the measurements of the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal would be 4 x 5.25. The pages inside would be slightly smaller.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

The pages I created were from old book pages and I used the same method as the Mixed Media Frankenpages to create the pages but didn’t use copy paper as the base, but another mixed media Frankenpage. There are three Mixed Media Frankenpages that make this journal with a total of 8 pages.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

A tool I used for creating the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal was the gluing helper. There are many versions on the web, mine was a small little container that I cut kitchen sponges to fit (three layers of sponge). Added water and glue and let it sit overnight. I add glue every time I’m done using it so that it will be ready for the next time.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

For the images, I used Calico Collage Day Dreaming Digital journal kit. On the computer, I told it to print the corner elements page at 5 x 7 and that gave it the perfect size to fit inside this Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

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ScraPerfect’s products really do come in handy when assembling this Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal. The No Clog Writing Tip helps to add a touch of sparkle with Tulip Dimensional Paint. The small tip on the Best Glue Ever helps to get just the perfect amount of glue for the project.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Embellie Gellie is a wonderful tool to help with perfect placement of small items. It is easy to use to add flatback rhinestones or little punched shapes

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

One of the reasons I love Junk Journals is because I can do anything I like. If I want to do mixed media I can. Or if I’m in a vintage mood I can make it very vintage. There are no rules in making junk journals. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see how to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

 

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

Sharing a design team project Day Dreaming Junk Journal, using Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit Day Dreaming. Also used my Mixed Media Frankenpages for the cover and insides that I made a few weeks ago. The journal measures 8.5 x 5.5 inches and has a soft cover made with watercolor paper and mixed media Frankenpages.

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

A flip through video showing the Day Dreaming Junk Journal.

Used the following to make the Day Dreaming Junk Journal.

The Day Dreaming Junk Journal has 16 pages that are tied together with bakers twine. I bound it together like this so that the owner can choose to add more pages if they like or make another journal with the pages and cover.

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

Making this journal was so much fun. I loved using the Mixed Media Frankenpages with the Calico Collage Digital Images.  The bright colors make me very happy.

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Adding the Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint using the ScraPerfect No Clog Writing Cap to the Day Dreaming Junk Journal added the perfect amount of sparkle. The glitter paint also adds a little bit of texture.

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

Day Dreaming Junk Journal

The back sides of the Day Dreaming Journal pages were sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists with one of my stencils.

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Adding touches of fabric to the pages gives this journal a little bit of a shabby chic look, don’t you think?

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The tie on this Day Dreaming Junk Journal is a scrap of fabric that I got from my quilt guild a month ago.

Day Dreaming Junk JournalMaking this Day Dreaming Junk Journal was so enjoyable. I hope that you liked seeing what I created today.

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Day Dreaming Junk Journal.

 

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Today’s post is sharing what I made with some of my Mixed Media Frankenpages. The result was a Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial to show you how I used the pages. This is one of those fun projects where you can use some old book pages and add some paint and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Adding digital images from Calico Collage Day Dreaming journal kit just adds a beautiful touch.

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The supplies used in this Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

When I made the Mixed Media Frankenpages these were trimmed to 8 x 10.5 inches. Then I sewed the joins on the paper but not around the outside edge. Next, I cut the page in half lengthwise to make a 4 x 10.5 inch page.

Then cut a two inch piece from one end and a three and a half inch piece. You will now have three pieces to use for this envelope pocket.

Sew around the edges to finish the piece. Sew the pieces together and you now have an envelope pocket.

Using ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever attach the embellishments to finish the Frankenpage Envelope Pocket.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Use Embellie Gellie for perfect placement of small items.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

The Medium Fine Writing Cap from ScraPefect transforms the Tulip Dimension Glitter Paint into a precision writing tool.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

There are so many ways to create these Frankenpage Envelope Pockets with all kinds of papers and mediums. I hope you enjoy making your own after seeing my Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial.

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

It is the little details that help to finish a project. I could have left the envelope pockets as they were, but it is so much better with the embellishment, don’t you think?

Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today for my Frankenpage Envelope Pocket Tutorial.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

It is with great pleasure that I share the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal. In January while at Creativation 2018 a few of us met up and discussed having a swap and YouTube Video hop. The final decision was to have a Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Theme. Each artist would make a 4 x 6 postcard with any mixed media they wanted and mail to the other artists.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

In this swap, there are three other ladies who participated. Check out the other Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime ladies social media.

When I got the postcards from the other ladies I decided that I would make a Junk Journal just for these postcards. Here is the video showing How I made my postcards and then the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Supplies Used for my postcards.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Playing with a Gel Press is so much fun. There are so many things that can be done. Lots of layers, single layers, lots of texture or little texture. It is all about whatever you want at the time.

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I love how vivid the colors are on the postcards I created for the ladies. Green just spoke spring to me and that is why I used it with the blue.

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Supplies used for the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

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Having the inspiration in seeing someone else’s work really helps me think of ways to use it in my art projects. Seeing the different designs from each artist gives me ideas, helps me appreciate others art and gives me joy.

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Making a mixed media Junk Journal to hold all the postcards was so much fun! I love trying new things and mixed media allows me to play. These are now all in one place and easy to enjoy.

An element I like about this Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal is that I was able to put Mixed Media with Vintage themed elements and I think it turned out amazing.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Mixing denim, lace, yarn, and paper with the paints and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, gives this a unique look.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

The photos and video don’t do any justice to how beautiful these pages are. The surface is smooth and really feels good in my hands.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Being able to use the extra postcards I made in this journal was also a plus. Really wasn’t sure what I would do with them until I saw I needed a few more pockets.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Many people ask me about where to find cool things for their junk journals. In this case, it was junk mail given to me by a friend, old book pages, and scraps of fabric and lace. And a few digital images from Calico Collage mixed with some awesome mixed media art by, Lena, Bea, and Shel C. And I think it turned out to be a pretty cool junk journal. How about you?

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Make sure to check out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The group is growing daily and we are a friendly group willing to help each other and encourage each other.

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own junk journal.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements

Yesterday I shared how to print and cut a few Calico Collage Simply Spring images. Today I’ll show you how to use these items to make Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements. These elements or embellishments can be used for other projects as well – make greeting cards with pockets for the journal cards. There are lots of ways to use these elements.

Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements Tutorial video.

Supply List for the Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements

Having all the images cut and ready to use helps to make this project go faster. Once all the images had Vintage Photo Distress Ink added to the edges. Then I cut mats out of various pieces of cardstock from my stash. This is where I like to use up all those old sheets of paper and put them in my die cut and punched shaped box for use in projects.

Print and Cut Digital Images with Silhouette

Using pages out of an old book gives these elements a vintage look. Warning that some books are very brittle, if you use the papers you may need to attach to another piece for stability.

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Adding lace to the elements seems to bring a little vintage charm as well. Don’t you agree?

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Making a journal card with a pocket is also super cute. Great way to use up tiny bits of paper too.

Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements

One of my favorites in this set of Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements is the denim pocket with small journal card. I really like how this turned out. The denim and watercolor paper were leftover items from other projects. Feels good to use these in the project today.

Simply Spring Junk Journal Elements

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