How to make a Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover

Welcome back to my blog. Today I’m sharing How to make a Mini Journal with a Watercolor look. Using Brutus Monroe Ink and Stamps along with scraps of paper and a domino image from Calico Collage I create a small journal.

Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover

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Here is a video showing How to make a Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover.

Supplies used for How to make a Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover.
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink, Cabbage, Cornflower and Oz
Brutus Monroe Heart Lace Stamp
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Watercolor paper
Scrap of Acetate
Alcohol in a spray bottle
Scraps of paper for book pages
Waxed Linen Thread
Large sewing needle
awl
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist Pearl
Scrap of book page
Calico Collage Domino Spring Peacock image
Washi Tape
7Gypsies word
Tim Holtz heart punch
Craft Glue

I was prompted to make this Mini Junk Journal because of the scraps left on my desk from making the Travelers Notebooks this past week. The sizes were varied but the most common were 2.75 inches tall and a little over eight inches.

These were perfect to make pages for a journal. I made the pages 2.75 tall by about 5.50 inches long. Some I left longer and just folded over the extra to make a flip out page.

Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover

Once I had the size determined I then proceeded to cut a scrap of watercolor paper to 3 inches by 6 inches.

Next I smashed three colors of Brutus Monroe Surface ink on a scrap of acetate. Then sprayed with Alcohol to get the inks to spread and blur the lines. Dip the paper into the ink and boom you have a beautiful watercolor background.

Before stamping it would be a good idea to dry the paper. I failed to do so in the video and the stamping came out very light. I like how it looked, but if you want a vivid image dry the paper first then stamp.

After using the Brutus Monroe heart lace stamp I then layered a scrap of book page and a domino image from Calico Collage. I even sewed the two pieces together to give more texture. Then I placed some washi tape on both ends of the cover and a little over the images. Lastly I added a word from 7gypsies and some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Pearl on top.

Now that the cover is done I used a pamphlet stitch to bind the journal together. There are eight pieces of paper inside to make 32 pages, more if you count the flip out pages too.

Mini Junk Journal with Watercolor Cover

I love finding projects for the left over bits on my desk. I think  have enough to make a dozen of these little journals out of scraps.

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How to make a Patriotic greeting card

I’m sharing a project made for the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog; How to make a Patriotic greeting card. Using Stand and Salute Cricut Cut files, Scrapbook paper Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Glitter Washi Tape and a Flag stamp I show how to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Patriotic greeting card

Having a ton of Cricut Cut files makes it very easy for me to find an image to use on a project. I’ve been collecting the images for a long time and haven’t needed to purchase any new images in a while now. lol So I’m glad that I had the Stand and Salute

Scrolling through the images I knew I found the perfect images for this Patriotic greeting card. The eagle was the first image I found. Then I found the Support our Troops and knew this was all I needed from Cricut today.

Once the images were cut I set to creating the card with my supplies. In this video, I show How to make a Patriotic greeting card.

Supply List for How to make a Patriotic greeting card
Stand & Salute Cartridge – Eagle and text
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Sapphire, Denim Blue, Red Chillies, Dazzling Diamonds
Cardstock, Red, blue and white cardstock for the card topper.
Standard A2 greeting card base
Distress Inks, Aged Mahogany, Antique Linen
Ranger Blending Tool
Pop Dots
Flag Stamp – unknown source, I’ve had it for years.
Brutus Monroe Craft Glue
Gold Washi Tape
Bling

Patriotic greeting card

Being a part of the Fantabulous Cricut Challenge Blog helps me stretch my creativity with my Cricut. There are projects that I create that if it were not for the FCCB I wouldn’t have tried it to see how much I like using the images. Or trying new ways to use images. Make sure that you visit the blog and all the other design team members projects.

Patriotic greeting card

I have three of these Patriotic greeting cards in my shop. The price includes shipping.

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My hope is that I have inspired you to look at those papers in your stash and make your own kit to add to your journals. Or feel free to buy the ones I made up.

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June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Here is the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps from the June 2017 new release. This space themed stamp set is super cute!  I decided that it would be perfect for an ATC today.

June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Supplies used for the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps
Lucky Star
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Embossing Ink
Sterling Embossing Powder
Chameleon Markers
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Surface ink
Pop dots
Self adhesive Rhinestones
MISTI

When I saw this stamp set in my Brutus Monroe Design Team box it made me smile. I didn’t have any space themed stamps and I’ve been wanting to play with a few. Thankful that I got this set to take for a spin.

I did create a video for the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps.

Making this card is very easy. So long has you have a few of the supplies handy. But if you don’t have all of the supplies try to find other items you could use instead. For example, if you don’t have the surface inks and want to make the background like I did try using a dark blue cardstock as the foundation. Then add Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on top. It will change the look of the paper. You could also use star embossing folder background.  To feel you are limited on what you can use.

I was glad to use a few of the yellow rhinestones from the sheet of multi colored stones. Sometimes I feel that I need all of the colors and then I only use clear. But using the yellow rhinestones help the stars to pop on this ATC. Don’t you agree?

As always my hope is that you were inspired by the June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps ATC I made today.

June 24th ATCAD2017 Using Brutus Monroe Stamps

Please feel free to ask questions, I’m very willing to help.

Come join the fun in the Artis Trading Card a Day June 2017. Make any card you want and post to your choice of social media using the tag #ATCAD2017. Make sure you search social media for this tag and share some love on the ATC’s posted. Who knows you might meet a new friend with the same love as you.

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Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Sharing an Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal featuring Canvas Corp Brands cardstock and Calico Collage Natures Glory digital images. Also used in this junk journal, acrylic paint, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Brutus Monroe Stamps and Ink, Washi tape, wallpaper samples, bits of lace and fabric, old computer punch cards, a coloring book page and more.

Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Standard Travelers Notebook measuring 8.25 in tall x 4.25 wide. Tied with a piece of lace seam binding and it can be removed from the journal if wanted. There are twelve sheets of paper for a total of 48 pages.

A video flip-through of Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Recently I picked up a set of Orange papers from Canvas Corp Brands. I though these paired with the Natures Glory digital images from Calico Collage would go together nicely.

Once I had the pages cut to the size I wanted I used the leleftoverits to make journaling cards or tuck spots.

Ripping pages out of an old book is so much fun and even better is to turn these into new pages for a junk journal. I did this with two sets of pages in the journal. First I take two pages and add washi tape to attach and reinforce the center. Next I used some tissue paper, gesso and some Ranger sprays that I had in my stash. I used the same stencil on both of the sets so that there was some cohesiveness in the Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

While digging through my stash of items I found some really cool computer punch cards. These were given to me years ago and I hadn’t used but a few, These made perfect journaling cards for the journal. A few I painted, added bits of paper, wallpaper, and sewing. Of course they also have Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists added too.

Another item I found in my stash was popcorn bags. The old fashion paper type. I decided to paint the front with gesso and attach a floral napkin and a little more gesso on top.  These were then used as inserts in the journal. One I attached to a page so that there is the bag to add items into and the behind is a tuck spot.

Wallpaper samples are great go use as pages in junk journals too. For the Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal I decided to add a couple of wallpaper items. Die cutting the wallpaper for a corner tuck spot turned out pretty. I love the flowers on the wallpaper.

Several of the Calico Collage images were added into this junk journal with washi tape and some with sewing. Many of the images flip out so that journaling can be done on the back side.

There is even a Lavender Sachet included in this journal. It has real lavender flowers enclosed in paper and tulle. I love how it smells.

Holding this Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal in my hands makes me happy. I love the texture and colors on the pages. Sometimes when I look at what I created I think: “Did I make that?” I feel I have grown as an artist and have learned a lot.

Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

My hope is that you are inspired by my Orange Natures Beauty Travelers Notebook Junk Journal and make one of your own. It is a lot of fun and there is no wrong way to make a junk journal. Use what you have and have fun.

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To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal

To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal using Calico Collage Digital Images Love Story, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Lace, Scraps of paper, paper napkins and sewing. There is a lot of yummy texture in this To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal.

To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal

Video flip through of To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal.

I wasn’t sure how big to make the To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal so I asked a few of my friends in Junk Journals Junkies 1 what their thoughts were. What I should have done as asked a day in advance but I was in the middle of making this journal and asked my question: How many signatures and pages should be in this junk journal? I asked one signature of 10 to 15 pages or Three signatures of 10 sheets each. At first, the one signature was winning out. But later the next day the Three signature book was ahead.

In this To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal I decided to make it with 12 sheets of paper that are folded in half. This makes 48 pages to work with in this junk journal. Measuring 5.25 in x 7.5 in. Lace around the edge of the cover and bits of lace throughout the journal as well.

There are so many things I want to add to a junk journal. It is really hard to get all the items in, without spending days or adding one hundred pages. LOL

For this To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal I decided to do a little mixed media. Taking two pages out of an old book – these came free of the book as an attached pair. I used washi tape down the Center to give more strength to the pages and then I proceeded to paint with gesso. Once the Gesso was dry I then adhered a napkin. The key is to remove the layers of the napkin and I used Acrylic Gel Medium to adhere. It’s okay if there are wrinkles. It adds to the texture. On top of the napkin I added more gesso. The edges have been aged with distressed inks and there is a little bit of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists as well.

When I cut down the page to fit into my desired size, I had scraps left over. This gave me an idea to make small pockets and to use on the top of tags for journal spots. My sewing machine came in handy for attaching the elements together and I love the texture and feel of romance it adds.

There is a fun pocket page that I added to this journal that one of my youtube fans introduced to me. She very kindly gave me a beautiful Junk Journal and it had one of this pocket pages inside. It took me a moment, but I figured out how it was made and decided to make my own with this beautiful glitter printed mulberry looking paper.

Love using Calico Collage images. These are so beautiful. And very easy to create a junk journal around.

To Have and To Hold Wedding Junk Journal

This would make a great wedding gift or a bridal shower gift so that the bride could record special memories leading up to her wedding.

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Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It’s a new style a Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal that I made today. This is a notebook that can be put inside a Travelers Notebook cover or it can be used just as it is, your choice. I have tested the size and it fits inside the Jane Davenport travelers notebook cover.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This journal has 9 sheets of various papers folded in half for a total of 36 pages. Several of the pages tip out or have pockets.

Flip Through Video of the Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Some of the things used in this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook

Calico Collage Fairy Forest
Calico Collage Spring Elegance
Brutus Monroe stamps: Wildflowers, Botanical Banners, Conservatory of Quotes, Shine Bright
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists various colors to match the paper.
Impression Obsession, Inc: Lottie Collage Stamp
Acrylic Paint
Washi tape
7Gypsies Tags from a Junk pack
Die cut butterflies
Eyelash yarn
Coloring book page
upcycled envelope
Napkin pasted onto old book page
Sewing
Tim Holtz Distressed Inks
Prima Flowers
Rhinestones
Dyed seam binding using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
Various stamped images on scraps of paper
Walpaper sample

This journal has a mix of papers and techniques that I decided to try out.  There are so many yummy papers in this journal, I can’t pick out my favorite but I do love the sequin paper a lot and the coloring book page was a good one too.

I did use a lot of of stamps in this journal too. My thought was the quotes would be great things to inspire while writing in this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

What was also a lot of fun was using things that are not normally book pages – Like the wallpaper sample. Years ago when I was a member of a local Stamp Club we made lots of envelopes out of wallpaper samples. Several of us went to wallpaper stores and asked for their old wallpaper sample books. Many of these stores gave these to us for free. So I have a ton of wallpaper in my stash and it feels good to use some of this.

If you have followed me at all then you know how much I love Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Almost every page has some sprayed on the paper. The shimmer on the pages makes me happy.

Making this Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal is a great way for me to try new things and play with things in my stash. I hope you are inspired by my post today and get things out that you may not have played with in a while and create something. Have fun doing so.

Fairy Forest Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

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Natures Glory Prayer Journal

Received a request to make a Natures Glory Prayer Journal. She sent a message and asked that I include a few things and use the Natures Glory digital download from Calico Collage.

Here is what I created based on her specifications.

Natures Glory Prayer Journal

She asked that it be about 15 sheets of paper folded in half to make one signature. I used 16 and that will make a book of 64 pages. The size of the journal is about 5.5 in. x 7.5 in.

The cover is cardstock with the Calico Image sewn on the cover. Inside the cover, I sewed pockets from pages out of old books.

Video flip through of the Natures Glory Prayer Journal.

For the tie on this book is lace seam binding that was white with gold flowers in the center. I used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to change the color to gold. And then these ties were sewed on the cover and I glued small punched butterflies on top of the stitches.

All of the pages in this Natures Glory Prayer Journal have been sprayed with different colors of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I just love how it adds color to the pages and then these have a vintage feel without the yellowed pages.

I’ve recently purchased 6 stamp sets of Christian inspirational sayings or words. These are the stamps that I used throughout the journal. Using Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven to stamp the images makes sure that these won’t fade.

The handmade journal cards are all scraps of paper from other projects that I stamped and used Tim Holtz Distressed inks to add color. I love using up these bits of paper from my stash. I’m slowly making a dent in those pockets of papers.

Other journal cards were from Calico Collage – Bible Verses domino size images. I cropped the images and then used my software to make these larger. I love adding these into the journals I make.

She had commented that she loved one of the little girl images in this journal. I decided to crop the image from the journal page and make this into journal cards.

Another request was for me to use glitter washi tape in this journal.

I enjoyed making this Natures Glory Prayer Journal for her. I hope she will enjoy using it every day.

Natures Glory Prayer Journal

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Gypsy Soul Junk Journal

Finished a new junk journal. Gypsy Soul Junk Journal made using Calico Collage Gypsy Love digital images, Lots of lace, Velvet fabric for the cover, Stamping throughout and more.

Gypsy Soul Junk Journal

This Gypsy Soul Junk Journal measures 6.5 in. x 9.5 in. with a 1.25 in. spine. There are three signatures with 8 pages in each for a grand total of 96 pages. The sheets are 8.5 x 11 inch folded in half.

Here is a video flip through of the Gypsy Soul Junk Journal.

For the pages I used the sheets I line my Tattered Angels Spray box. So there is lots of Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on all of the pages.

The lined pages are a linen paper that I printed lines on each side. I like having lines to write in my journals.

Lots of washi tape used on several elements in this Gypsy Soul Junk Journal.

I even sewed lace on several of the journal cards. Then added distressed Inks to add more color. You will find that I like bright colors in my junk journals. I’m not one for the old paper look. I want color.

Lots of sewn elements in this journal. The most I’ve done so far in a junk journal. I like using the pages out of an old book to add pockets, tuck spots etc. It is fun to figure out new ways to make a cool tuck spot in these junk journals.

When I work on a junk journal I try to use as many scraps of paper from my stash. For example, the journal cards throughout this journal are all from scraps. Some may not have made it for the final cut in the original project so these went into my scrap bin.

Many people made fun of me for keeping all of these scraps, I even sort these by color. But now I’m able to use these up in Junk Journals. The funkier the piece the better.

Recently a friend gave me a box of fabric. I decided to dig through it and see what I found. I didn’t get far into the box and I found a beautiful piece of velvet. This is perfect for the cover. Don’t you just love the feel of velvet?

Making these junk journals gives me so much joy. I love to flip through and look at all the elements. I hope that you enjoy seeing what I create too.

Gypsy Soul Junk Journal

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Handmade Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal

Handmade Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal, I made using the Calico Collage digital images – Pink Grace. Also used, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Scrapbook papers,

Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal

Video Flip through of the Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal.

This handmade journal has 3 signatures of 10 pages for a grand total of 120 pages. It Measures 5.25 x 7.5 x 2 inches.

There are 9 embellished paper clips in this Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal.

For this journal, I tried to keep a theme throughout even the folded pockets that are inside. There are about 12 different folded paper pockets or tuck spots added to this journal.

So that there was plenty of room to write notes there are 4 mini journals tucked in pockets throughout this journal.

Used several different Spiritual stamps throughout.  These were stamped in either Tim Holtz Distressed ink or if black it was Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

The smaller color printed images are also from Calico Collage – Bible Verses domino size images. I cropped three images that I felt matched the color in the Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal. These were printed as a photo sheet of nine images which made these larger than the domino images.

Other journal spots were from Calico Collage and are free to use. These were the Vintage Seed Packets, and I altered the colors to match the Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal.

I was glad to be using up more of my scraps of paper from my stash. The scraps were used in the die cut images and tuck spots in this journal.

Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist were sprayed on every page. I love how it gives a beautiful shimmer to the pages, don’t you?

The cover of this journal is a scrap of canvas from Canvas Corp Brands. I sprayed the canvas with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists to change the color to match the journal. I did the same with the strips used as ties for the journal.

This Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal would be a great gift to give to someone you love. You could write notes in this journal and then give it as a gift. Several of my friends have been making journals like this to give to their daughters.

Pink Grace Prayer Junk Journal

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Pink Grace Junk Journal

Welcome to my blog as I share a Pink Grace Junk Journal I made using the Calico Collage digital images – Pink Grace. Also used, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Scrapbook papers, and Brutus Monroe Botanical Banners Rose stamp.

Pink Grace Junk Journal

This Pink Grace Junk Journal has three signatures of 10 pages for a grand total of 120 yummy pages to enjoy. There is three fold out pages I made by adding a page out of an old book with washi tape.

For this Pink Grace Junk Journal, I stamped a lot of Rose images from my stash of stamps.

Did you know that you can edit the images from Calico Collage? Since the images come as jpg files you can import the images into a photo editing software and alter these images.

I wanted more journal cards so I cropped one of the images and then had my printer put 9 on a page. That makes these images about 2.5 x 3.5 in size and are perfect to tuck into the journal here and there.

Also used in the Pink Grace Junk Journal are some of the free downloads from Calico Collage. I altered these images by turning the dark brown around the edges pink. The images I used are the Seed packets.

There are nine pockets made from old books, three of these are from an old dictionary. I love finding ways to use these old pages that are from old damaged books.

It was fun to dig around in my stash and find scraps of paper to stamp images or die cut into shapes. Every time I make a junk journal I’m making a dent in all of this paper I’ve been saving for years.

Back in January, I picked up some hemp cord. I like using this cord for the binding of my junk journals. I used a pretty pink Hemptique Cord for the Pink Grace Junk Journal. I think I’ll be on the look out for more Hemp cord to add to my stash.

The cover is canvas from Canvas Corp Brands. This was one of the grab bags of canvas. Lots of big pieces are in this grab bag for such a low price.

Here is a flip through video of the Pink Grace Junk Journal.

Making these junk journals are a lot of fun for me. I hope you enjoy seeing what I create.

Pink Grace Junk Journal

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