Bird ATC Tutorial

Artist Trading Cards (ATC) is a great way to try out a technique and to have on hand to trade with other artists. Today I’m sharing a Bird ATC Tutorial. Think of these ATC’s as a mini work of art. There is no wrong way to decorate an ATC, The only rule is the size 2.5 inches by 3.5 inches. Any medium can be used to create ATC’s today I’m showing how to use stamps and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist.

Bird ATC Tutorial

Video Bird ATC Tutorial.

Supplies used for the Bird ATC Tutorial.

For this Bird ATC Tutorial, I began by cutting a piece of white cardstock to 2.25 x 3.25 inches. Using the Stamp Platform arrange the stamps and use the door of the platform to pick up the stamps.

Ink the stamps with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink and stamp card. Reapply ink if you didn’t get a good impression and stamp until you like the image on your card.

Then stamp the sentiment with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink. Stamp background with Distress Ink – Tea Dye.

Distress the edges of the card with the thread cutter or a distressing tool. Then using the Ranger Blending tool dipped into the Red Chillies Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists apply around the edge of the card.

Spray Red Chillies Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on the white flower. Turn the flower over if you want to get full coverage on both sides. Dry with a heat tool or let air dry.

Bird ATC Tutorial

Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink to the Kraft ATC card edges with a Blending Tool.

Adhere the stamped card on the kraft ATC base with the Best Glue Ever.

Cut a piece of eyelash yarn and adhere with the Best Glue Ever. Add the flower on top of the eyelash yarn. The ATC is finished. If you are going to use this as a trading card then you can sign the back with your name, date made and any other information you want to share. I plan to pop this into a junk journal as another journal card.

Hope you enjoyed seeing this project and enjoyed the Bird ATC Tutorial.

Bird ATC 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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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.

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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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Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

I’m asked if I use my junk mail to make a junk journal. Today I decided that I would make a Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial to show you how I use junk mail. One of my friends texted me so we could visit. On that visit, she gave me a stack of junk mail. It seems I don’t get that much junk mail, or Henry throws it out. So this was a perfect opportunity for me to create using junk mail.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial Video.

What is fun about using junk mail for a junk journal is that no two will be alike. Each piece will be unique. In my case Using some thick cardstock ads and postcards works great for mixed media painting.

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial.

Gather some Acrylic Craft Paint and something to apply it to the junk mail. An old credit card, key card or gift card is a great tool to spread paint very thin on paper. It is easier to dry when it is thin. The first layer of paint is to help cover what was printed on the junk mail. If you like the colors and images you may skip this and go into the next portion.

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Applying media with stencils is a lot of fun and a great way to change up the look of junk mail. Layering those stencils help gives depth to the project.

Rubber stamps can be a great help for adding a shape if you don’t want to freehand paint the images. If you don’t have the stamp you want, try cutting a piece of fun foam into the shape and mounting it to an object for the “handle” and see how it looks. Heck, you can even use a potato that you carve. Look up Potato Stamps for ideas. 😉

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Adding outlines helps to define the images and makes these look finished. My paint was still a little wet and some of the pens were not working. Soon I’ll share another solution I found after I was done with this project. 😉 So make sure to come back to see it soon.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since I covered up all the surfaces it was time to add something to write upon. This is where I used Canvas Corp Brands watercolor Postcards. Adding distress inks and stitching around the edges gives these a cute look, don’t you think?

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Using Aleene’s tacky glue I attached the postcards where I wanted in the journal.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Since this was a pretty simple journal it went quick and I was able to attach the “pages” with my sewing machine. That took no time at all. 🙂

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Take a look at that junk mail and see what pieces would be good to do some Mixed Media.

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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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.

Mini Junk Journal Tutorial

Several followers have requested that I show mini junk journals that can be added to a larger Junk Journal. It is nice to have more writing space inside a journal, so adding a mini journal expands the writing area. In this Mini Junk Journal Tutorial, using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, a homemade stencil, Distress Inks and my sewing machine I share how to transform a dictionary page into a mini junk journal.

Mini Junk Journal

Mini Junk Journal Tutorial video. I also show that I made many different colors using the same techniques.

Some time ago I was given an old dictionary. The covers had been removed and all I had was the really old looking pages. The pages are great, but not strong enough to use on their own. That is when I realized that I had a whole stack of cardstock that would be the perfect size to make a mini junk journal.

Mini Junk Journal

I like using what I have on hand to make something pretty. In this case, the pages for my mini junk journal tutorial helped determine the size of each journal. When I was working for a large company for almost 24 years I helped with special print jobs. One of our print jobs required some perforated papers. The first sample that the company sent to us was not the correct type of paper. This paper was going to be trashed when I took it home. Granted I’ve had it for many years and only recently thought about it and started using the paper. But it was perfect to get two journals out of one sheet of paper.

If you are not lucky like me to have perforated paper, you can use standard copy paper. Just cut into 8 pieces measuring 4.25 x 2.75 inches.

Mini Junk Journal

Working with the dictionary pages it was easy to make two journals out of each. It was so easy that I ended up making 10 sets or 20 total mini junk journals. These measure 2 1/4 x 3 inches with 4 sheets of paper to make 16 pages measuring 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches each (when folded). Each Piece of paper measures 4.25 x 2.75 inches.

Here is a tip for you. If you have white crochet thread that you want to change to another color, use a distress ink pad and a blending tool. Place the thread under the blending tool directly on the ink pad and pull the thread. Repeat this process until the thread is the color you want. This way you don’t have to buy every color in the rainbow. You can make your own when you want. 🙂

Mini Junk Journal

Pull out items from your stash and make your own Mini Junk Journals today using my tutorial as inspiration.

Mini 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 Mini Junk Journal Tutorial.

Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal

Creativation in Phenoix AZ kept me busy even in my hotel room before the show. While waiting for the opening day of the show I decided to use the Canvas Corp Brands new Nautical Line of papers to make a journal. I just love the new papers. The result was the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal created using the papers, canvas and even printed canvas.

Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal

Here is a flip through video of the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal. Make sure to watch until the end. In the end, I’ll share how you can win some of this wonderful screen printed canvas from Canvas Corp Home Basics.

Items used from Canvas Corp Brands to make the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal.

Since I had limited supplies being in my hotel room almost a thousand miles from home, it was easy to decide on what to use for the journal.

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I selected the papers that appealed the most to me. Then decided that I would make a few of the pages canvas and add pieces of the papers to embellish and create journal spots.

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What I liked the most about constructing this journal was using canvas as pages. Piecing together what was needed in order to have a pocket or journal card was fun. It made me look at fabric differently for a journal. Don’t be afraid to mix canvas and papers together. Get out that stash of fabric and use it in a junk journal.

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By using the canvas and the paper together in this Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal, it gives the journal body and texture. The papers are cardstock weight and each page feels good in my hands.

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Step outside your comfort zone and try something new, like sewing pages out of canvas and paper for a junk journal, like I did for the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal.

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Make sure that you visit Canvas Corp on the following Social Media to see lots of creative ideas using their products.

Share the video and like their social media to enter to win a small prize from me. One week to enter. Make sure to leave a comment on the video so I know where you shared the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal Video.

Drop Your Anchor 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.

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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial

Recently while in Oklahoma City, I held a workshop at JRK Studios. There were three people in the workshop and I showed them how to make a Garden Fresh Junk Journal with a screen printed canvas panel from Canvas Corp Brands. Love the way the Spring Showers Fabric Panel looks on the cover of this Garden Fresh Junk Journal. Having the printed canvas made making the cover easy.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Below is the Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial. In this video, I show how I put the canvas cover together and then I add the pages using a pamphlet stitch.

Supplies used for the Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

A garden junk journal is a great gift for that gardener in your life. They will be able to record plantings and harvests inside this junk journal. The journal measures 8.5 tall by 5.75 inches wide and has 60 pages inside the three signatures.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Using the mini file folders from 7gypsies is a great way to add more journaling and some pretty colors to a page.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

In the workshop, I shared a clever way to use an old envelope to add more writing space. When they saw how simple it was to add the envelope their minds came up with lots of ideas to use in their journals.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

The digital images from Calico Collage were printed on an HPColor LaserJet Pro M281fdw printer. I used Color LaserJet Paper to get the beautiful images.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

On many of the pages, I used my homemade stencils and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to add stenciled images and color.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Having a Cricut Explore Air has made choosing and making embellishments so much easier. I started with the original personal Cricut cutter many years ago and there was a big learning curve. Now it is so simple to pick an image, choose the size and then cut.

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Pages from gardening books are a great way to add color and space to add more journal cards. The beautiful images are perfect accents to use throughout this Garden Fresh Junk Journal.

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Coming up soon will be a tutorial on how I made my own washi tape. Be on the lookout for that soon.

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Take a look around at the items you have on hand and see how easy it is to make your own Garden Fresh Junk Journal. Once you get started you will love it so much you won’t be able to stop.

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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 Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial

Recently inside Friendly Junk Journal People, I was asked, how do I use postage stamps? That prompted me to share the following Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial. In the video, I show how I use postage stamps as focal points on a mini paper bag and journal card. I also show a few other examples and ideas where Postage Stamps can be used.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial Video.

Supplies for the Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial

What I really love about a project like this is you can make it any way you like. Each one can be unique or you can make sets. Since we are using old items it’s okay if they don’t all match.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Save those leftover bits of paper and use shape punches to get more bang out of that stash. I found that If I will go ahead and pull a few paper punches out and just try to get the largest shapes first, then go to a smaller punch until there is nothing left. Doing this when you cut a sheet of paper for a project, or if you have a Circut or Silhouette you might use those leftover papers when the shapes are cut.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

I had a lot of fun making the example in the video. Before I started the video I made a couple other sets. This can get addictive making these up.

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The pinks in these just make me so happy. Party Pink was sprayed along with a small amount of Fully Purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through my Butterfly Stencil. The 4 x 6 inch watercolor card looks so pretty as the sprays bloomed on the paper.

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The second set is a little more traditional vintage look. Used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Kraft and Walnut Gold on these elements. Also used the same Butterfly Stencil as before, it seems to work in lots of situations.

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When I created the Vintage looking set I remembered that I had some tiny postcards and a passport stamped images. I had even already fussy cut these out. Score for being a quick project.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distressed Ink was used with a script background stamp. It just adds another vintage touch to the mini bag.

Postage Stamp Embellishment

Take a look at your stash, you may just have everything you need to make some pretty great Postage Stamp Embellishments yourself.

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 Postage Stamp Embellishment Tutorial.

Compose Your Life Junk Journal

While at #Creativation2018 and in my hotel room I made the following Compose Your Life Junk Journal using new designs by Aga Baraniak. These beautiful designs are on wonderful heavy watercolor paper. Which are perfect for you to add your own artwork. This beautiful paper will hold up to water coloring, acrylic paint and more.

Compose Your Life Junk Journal

Here is a flip through Video of the Compose Your Life Junk Journal.

The papers used and other items in the Compose Your Life Junk Journal.

These beautiful papers were amazing to work with. I was so blessed to be able to create a junk journal using the wonderful designs.

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What I love about these papers is how I can color in the images or leave them as they are printed. The paper feels wonderful in my hands with that wonderful watercolor bumpy feeling.

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Make sure you head over to Canvas Corp Brands and see all of the new designs by Aga Baraniak.

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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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Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Compose Your Life Junk Journal I made.