Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

Last month I went on a cruise and I made a Personal Mermaid Junk Journal. In this Personal Mermaid Junk Journal, I used images from Calico Collage, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and things from my stash.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

To help new junk journal creators I made a video on How to make a Personal Mermaid Junk Journal.

My method is pretty straightforward. Using a basket I collect the items I want to use for the junk journal. In this case, I collected sea themed items, like stickers, scrapbook paper, digital images, stamps and more.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

The next decision is to figure out what size I want the journal. Since I was using Calico Collage digital images from two different kits, A Mermaid Tale and Enchanted I deiced to use those to determine the size of my journal.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

Once the size has been determined, cut the pages to the desired size. Next, add some color with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. I love to use stencils with the mists for added texture.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

Since this was going to be my Personal Mermaid Junk Journal that I would use while on a cruise I decided that I didn’t want bulky embellishments to get in the way of writing. This journal stayed very simple.

The cover was cardstock that I used a stencil and then sewed the Calico Collage image from A Mermaid Tale on top. While looking around in my stash I found a pretty Prima Pearl embellishment that I knew would be perfect for the cover.

Personal Mermaid Junk Journal

The mermaid charm that was attached to this Personal Mermaid Junk Journal I found at Hobby Lobby on clearance. (I didn’t remember for sure in the video, but went shopping again and found more at Hobby Lobby). Isn’t she cute on the journal?

Personal Mermaid 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.

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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A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Here it is the second installment of my Junk Journal series A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal. In this project, I show the items I selected for the journal and then make the journal from the insides to the covers and including the embellishments.

Napkin Embellishments

This is the video showing How to make A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal.

Supplies Used in A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit – A Mermaid’s Tale, Summer Paradise
Scrapbook paper – sea theme
Book Page
Note Cards
Printed Cardstock Journal cards
Graph Paper
Notebook paper
Mulberry paper
Paper Clips
Washi Tape
Rubber Stamps
Chameleon Pens
Tulip Glitter Paint
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
MISITI
Fiskar Scissors
Tim Holtz World Die
Stencils
Ribbon
Calendar image
Cricut Seahorse shapes
Jot Glue Sticks – any brand will work
Sheet music
Map
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Distressed Ink – Vintage PhotoStormy Sky
Dritz Cheesecloth, 36-Inch by 6-Yard
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Mint JulipPrecious Metal and Denim Blue
Sea Themed Stickers
Shell sequins – party supply
Tulip Dimensional Fabric Paint, 4-Ounce, Surf
Sewing machine with a dark green thread
100 ORGAN FLAT SHANK 15X1 HAX1 HOME SEWING MACHINE NEEDLES – SIZE #80/12

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

The first thing I do is pull my digital papers to the front if I’m going to be using some in the journal. My reason for doing so is this will determine the size of all the pages I use in my junk journal. I prefer to have all the pages the same size. Occasionally I’ll do a journal with all different sizes of papers but when working with digital images I like using the size they are printed.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Having pulled the digital images out of A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal digital kit, I’ll see if I want to print lines on the back side and then trim the page of the white area down to the page image. Now I measure this page and that is the size I’ll cut the rest of my pages.

Napkin Embellishments

When all the pages are cut I’ll then decide to either stamp on the pages and Add Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

If I’m working on a theme then I will make embellishments as I make the journal. And by theme one that is not going to cross over from another very well. lol Like the Mermaid isn’t a Jane Austin style journal so you wouldn’t really find one in the other. But I will make a batch of Jane Austin style elements to use in lots of journals. Mermaid stuff I try to make as I need so I don’t have to store it when I’m done if it didn’t get used. 😉

Napkin Embellishments
A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Then I proceed in stacking the pages and adding the embellishments, including journal cards and tags. The cover is chosen out of cardstock this time to keep it simple and I liked the pattern. Using my sewing machine I sewed the elements in place. Doesn’t the stitching make you want to touch the cover?

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The cover for A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal is attached to the signature of pages with a pamphlet stitch. I used a pretty teal blue ribbon slipped through the binding and tied in a bow to hold it closed and the journal is done.

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There are 10 sheets of paper folded to make 40 pages in this A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal. The journal measures 5.25 inches by 7.25 inches. It is for sale in my shop and if sold out a similar one can be made feel free to contact me through my Facebook page to discuss.

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Napkin Embellishments

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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.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal

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 of 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 learn about A Mermaid Tale Junk Journal.