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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Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

There is something that just soothes my soul when playing with paint. Using paper, stamps, paint is a great way to have custom journal cards or postcards. Today I’ll share a Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial with all of those supplies and a few others. Making cards in this fashion is super quick and easy. Just play with the colors and have fun!

Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

The video for the Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial.

Supplies used for the Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial.

Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

A mixed media play session is something I really enjoy. Usually, I can do something in less than 30 minutes or less. These are those no stress, no worry sessions. Just play and have fun.

Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

Whatever you do in this life, follow your heart. I’m a firm believer that if you find something you love doing and do it well that you can be happy. It took me a long time to realize that money isn’t everything, you have to enjoy life and follow your heart.

Mixed Media Journal Card Tutorial

Take a moment and have some fun. Follow your heart and enjoy this life you are living. 🙂 Thanks so much for stopping by to see the Mixed Media Journal Card 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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Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Since I had a stack of stamps handy and some paper I thought I would share another stamping project. The result: Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial using various rubber stamps, vintage book pages, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, sewing machine and the Stamp Platform from Tim Holtz. These are super quick and easy to make!

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Here is the video for the Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Supply list for the Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to distress paper is so easy. I like it a lot better than coffee dying paper. When I do a session of dying paper with coffee I tend to make a lot and then I have to find a place to store the papers. By using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist I can choose to make the cards when I want them and I don’t have to store dyed papers. I can change up the colors and make them any way I want.

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Having the Stamp Platform by Tim Holtz makes this project so easy. I love using stamps and with the creation of clear mounted stamps, it is easy to load up a bunch of these stamps to make cool journal cards.

Test your stamps to make sure they are all the same thickness when mixing stamps from other stamp sets.

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

I will place a card that I want to use in the stamp platform. Then arrange the stamps on the card, close the lid to the stamp platform so that the stamps will be picked up on the door. Make sure to use the magnets to keep your paper in place. Ink with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven as many times as necessary.

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial

Mix up the surface of your journal cards, use plain cardstock and add some dictionary pages to others. If you have a sewing machine that is another touch that can be added. Sew a design around the edges.

Have fun using those rubber stamps and I hope you enjoyed seeing the Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards Tutorial today.

Enjoy the Journey Stamped Journal Cards 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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Stamped Altered Paperclip

Continuing with sharing how to use stamps in your journal cards, thanks to Naomi from FJJP for this prompt. Today I’m sharing a Stamped Altered Paperclip. Using book pages, stamps, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Distress Ink, Brutus Monroe Detail ink and ScraPerfect Best Glue ever I show how to make a super easy Stamped Altered Paperclip.

Stamped Altered Paperclip

Video Tutorial for the Stamped Altered Paperclip.

Supply List for the Stamped Altered Paperclip.

Since I already had the supplies gathered from making Stamped Journal Cards it was easy to begin making the Stamped Altered Paperclip. Using a page out of an old dictionary I cut it down to the size I want the top of the Stamped Altered Paperclip.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists became the ink for a block stamp that was applied to the dictionary page. Stamp the Bird in Brutus Monroe Detail Ink. Apply distress ink to the flower image and stamp on the dictionary page. Use Brutus Monroe Detail ink and stamp the postmark. Adhere the dictionary page to a scrap of cardstock to help make this sturdy as it will become a pocket.

Stamped Altered Paperclip

Fold the book page in half and half again. This is the base for the Stamped Altered Paperclip. Apply the Best Glue Ever on the first fold. Add a paperclip to the top of the page and glue shut.

Place the dictionary page pocket on the folded book page, adhering three sides leaving one side open for a journal card. Apply Best Glue Ever to the word after it has been distressed. Tuck the journal card into the pocket. An alternate look is to sew around the dictionary page before placing it on the book page base.

Stamped Altered Paperclip

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.

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.

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Stamped Shaker Card

Sharing another stamping idea with you. This time it is a Stamped Shaker Card. I find that shaker cards are so fun to make and fun to play with. Recently I’ve been making my own stencils and I use transparency film. The stash I had run out and I ordered more transparency film. The new film wasn’t the same so I came up with an idea to make a Stamped Shaker Card using the film I couldn’t use for stencils.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamped Shaker Card Tutorial Video

Supply List for Stamped Shaker Card.

Stamped Shaker Card

Spray Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – Curious into a food tray or other flat shallow container.

Stamped Shaker Card

Use the spray as ink for the square stamp.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamp on the piece of the dictionary page. I like to rotate the text on book pages, as it gives a different texture in the way things come together.

Stamped Shaker Card

Ink up the floral stamp with Distress Inks and stamp on the right side of the square image on the dictionary page.

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Using Brutus Monroe Detail ink, stamp the bird on the left lower side of the square image.

Stamped Shaker Card

Stamp the postmark image with Brutus Monroe Ink just above the bird in the top center of the square image.

Stamped Shaker Card

Adhere the dictionary page to the journal card base. Clean the transparency film using the Best Cleaning Cloth. It helps to remove those fingerprints.

Stamped Shaker Card

Sew the transparency film to the journal card base on three sides. Leaving an opening to add the shaker items.

Stamped Shaker Card

Fill with microbeads, glitter, sequins, and confetti. Once all the items are added sew the last side closed.

Adhere the word with ScraPerfects Best Glue Ever once it has had Vintage Photo Distress Ink applied to the edges. Love how fun this Stamped Shaker Card turned out. It is super cute, and I love the way it sounds when you shake the card.

Stamped Shaker Card

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.

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Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial

More stamped elements for a junk journal. Today I’m sharing a Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial. Using a large rubber stamp, old dictionary page, Fantastix – blending tools, denim and lace with I show how to make a beautiful Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card. Once all the supplies are gathered this project goes super quick.

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card.

To make this 4 x 6 Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card begin with a page out of a dictionary. This was trimmed down to 4 x 6 inches.

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card

Stamp the Lottie Collage Stamp with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink in the center of the dictionary page.

Use Fantastix – blending tools with Distress Ink, Vintage Photo, Scattered Straw and Surface Ink Rouge by Brutus Monroe to color the image.

Adhere to card base with the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect.

Apply Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the card.

Sew lace on the top and bottom of the card with a zig-zag stitch. Include the sides of the card too.

Add the glitter heart on top of the lace on the lower left corner/middle. Apply distress ink – Vintage Photo to the edges of the word – Beautiful. Adhere with the Best Glue Ever, using the No Clog Writing Cap to scrap of denim then on the right of the heart.

Sew around the denim – it gives it a nice detail.

Cut a small piece of eyelash yarn about 1/2 an inch. Apply the Best Glue Ever at the corner of the word and lay the eyelash yarn on top. Add a drop of glue on top of the eyelash yarn. Place two more drops of glue to make a cluster of three dots.

Using the Embellie Gellie, pick up a large flat back rhinestone and put on the drop of glue with the eyelash yarn. Place smaller rhinestones on the other two drops of glue.

Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card

Enjoy the Stamped Lady with Lace Journal Card you just made.

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.

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Stamped Journal Cards

A few days ago I was chatting with one of the admins from my Facebook group Friendly Junk Journal People. Naomi asked for ideas on how to use stamps with a junk journal. This prompted me to make a Stamped Journal Cards tutorial showing how stamps can be used to make journal cards without a lot of coloring. She didn’t want to spend a lot of time coloring in images.

Stamped Journal Cards

Here is a video tutorial showing how to make Stamped Journal Cards.

Supply List for Stamped Journal Cards.

Stamped Journal Cards

These stamped journal cards are super easy to make. To begin I chose to cut a piece of the dictionary page the same size as my focal stamped image. In this case, it was 2.25 x 2.25 inches. Then I stamped with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

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Use the Ranger Blending tool and Tim Holtz Vintage Photo Distress ink around the edges of the paper.

Stamped Journal Cards

Apply a fine line of the Best Glue Ever on the backside of the dictionary page and apply to a 3 x 5 inch journal card.

Stamped Journal Cards

An option is to use a sewing machine and add zig-zag stitches around the image.

Stamped Journal Cards

For the second card, I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Curious applied to a square stamp background. This was stamped on a 3.5 x 5.5 piece of dictionary page. Heat set to dry.

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Stamp the bird image with Brutus Monroe Detail Ink over the square of color on the dictionary page.

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Apply Dusty Concord and Crushed Oliver Distress Inks to the flower stamp and stamp on the right side of the square.

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Next stamp the postmark image in the center top of the square.

Stamped Journal Cards

Vintage Photo Distress Ink was applied with a blending tool around the stamped image and the journal card.

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Adhere the stamped dictionary page to the journal card with the Best Glue Ever.

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Distress the words – Adventure Awaits with Vintage photo distress inks.

Stamped Journal Cards

Cut a scrap of denim to be a mat for the word and adhere both on the journal card in the center bottom.

Stamped Journal Cards

Can take it up a notch by sewing on the journal card. I like combining the zig-zag with straight stitching.

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These Stamped Journal Cards were quick and easy to make. I can see all kinds of various styles done like this. What is your favorite style?

Stamped Journal Cards

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.

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Creative Mixed Media Play

Whenever I’m in a creative slump I try some Creative Mixed Media Play. It is a great way to just play and not think about what you are doing. The idea is to just let things come together, enjoy the process and play. Don’t like the last layer, add another with paint, stencils, stampings or Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Keep playing as long as you like, never worrying about what you will do with the finished items.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Here is a tutorial video showing my Creative Mixed Media Play session.

Now doesn’t that look like a lot of fun! Can you see how just pulling items you already have to play can help you with a creative block?

Creative Mixed Media Play

Supplies used for the Creative Mixed Media Play session.

The method of a Creative Mixed Media Play session is very simple. PLAY. For my play session, I decided to use old business cards as the base to paint. Attaching eight cards together with washi tape is a great way to work on multiple cards at one time as one unit.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Apply layers and let them dry or manually dry each layer. I found that I like to work one layer at a time.

This is Creative Mixed Media Play, it is okay to mix different mediums. In my project I used, paper, paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Stamping, and stencils. You may choose to use layers of paper and some paint. It is okay to use what you have and just have fun.

These little cards will be fun to use in other projects. I’ll use some to make embellishments, journal cards or even just accents in a junk journal.

Creative Mixed Media Play

Take time to play today. Do some Creative Mixed Media Play and see where it leads. Most important is to have fun.

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.

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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.

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 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial.