Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Sharing a Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial. The Crazy Pages were made for an International Art Journal Pages Trade “Crazy Pages”. Coordinated by Ayala Art through Facebook. The idea was to create any size page with any medium and send it out to eleven other artists. Then when we got the pages we would then make these into an Art or Junk Journal.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

International Art Journal Pages Trade “Crazy Pages”

Twelve pages, Two amazing teams. Each page made with a different shape, design, and techniques, painted with incredible backgrounds, are being shipped to different states and countries around the world! 📓 🛩 🎨 📓 😁 📹
Once completed, each artist of the two teams will take their 12 pages, which were painted by 12 different people, and then will film or take pictures of them binding the pages into a unique, fun, and amazing Art Journal of Crazy Pages!!

Please be sure to check out my fellow YouTube Artists who are participating in this trade with me. Some will have pictures up on their Instagram Accounts and some will have a video up on YouTube detailing the whole journey. ⭐ “Crazy Pages” was created by and organized by Ayala Art / I Love 2 Paint.

Artists:

  • Ayala Art https://www.youtube.com/user/AyalaArt
  • Bea Grob https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCe7QGFU5YICjkDfn3jpkctg
  • Britta Toftebjerg https://www.youtube.com/mindartdk
  • Cecilia J. Forteza https://youtu.be/Fifds8dvm_c and https://youtu.be/2B-uFlixt7E
  • Cindy Porter https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCU6shFsb0tBbIi9bvQCfYCg
  • Courtney Hancock Wadehttps://www.youtube.com/channel/UCM6TRvc38-vM5SvMzmefvZg
  • Erin Serviss DeCoste https://m.youtube.com/#/channel/UCDVNmRKap2rbQ3t3Bv84J8g
  • Gabriele Gamatz https://www.youtube.com/user/gamatz2708 https://Instagram.com/gamatz
  • Kristin Van Valkenburgh: https://www.youtube.com/user/TwinkleArtist
  • Kristy Tyra will share on Facebook
  • Linda Israel https://youtu.be/RlWxk719dO0
  • Mona Lundeborg https://www.youtube.com/user/monchri08
  • Shae Leigh: www.youtube.com/shae206

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial Supply list

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial Video.

After collecting the items I attached the two sheets of watercolor paper together with washi tape on the back backside. This made a large sheet I could work on and then cut up later.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Stamp the images with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven. Then adhere torn bits of the Damask Tissue paper and dictionary page.

Using the stencil made on the Cricut Explore Air I used the Chalk sprays to add color to the page.

Next applied the Glam and High Impact paint with some yellow acrylic paint with an old room key card in a random fashion.

Using a couple of stencils and gesso I then added a layer over the whole sheet.

Apply a little watered down glimmer mist or use a spray bottle of water then spray with Electric Blue Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist here and there.

Use PVA to attach the torn napkin all over.

Once this is dry – I used a heat tool to speed up the process. Apply the three different pink acrylic paints to create flowers around the torn napkin pieces. Creating whole new flowers.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Apply Cranberry Zing Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist with a paint brush over the flowers.

Seal the work with Krylon Matte Finish Spray – I took it outside as the fumes are not good to smell.

Then using a Pitt Pen made marks around the flowers to give more definition.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Remove the washi tape from the back and cut the two pages apart. Then cut down to 5 x 5.5 inch pieces.

I really love how these Mixed Media Crazy Pages turned out! There will be more I will be making! Soon I’ll show other projects using the scans I made of the pages.

Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial

Take time to play with your art supplies. There is no wrong way to enjoy making something beautiful. Try new things and don’t worry about how it turns out. It might look like a hot mess at first, but keep playing and before you know it you have a wonderful work of art.

ANNOUNCEMENT! The artwork has now been included in a digital Junk Journal kit by Calico Collage Called: Linda’s Wisdom. Love to see what you make with this digital kit use the tag #lindaswisdom on social media. Thank you everyone for helping me reach a dream of having something of mine out for mass consumption.

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

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

Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin.

Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

Thank you, so much for stopping by my blog today To see the Mixed Media Crazy Pages Tutorial.

Tutorial Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card

Journal cards are a great way to add more journaling space inside a junk journal. This post includes a Tutorial Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card. Using Rubber Stamps, inks and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists I share how to decorate a guest check into a journal card.

Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card

Supplies used for Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card.

Video Tutorial Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card.

Decorating a guest check for a journaling card is really simple and fast. Since I had the Rose Post Card stamp it made the design easy. Take a look around for a postcard stamp that you could use for your project. Even a plain postcard image and then overstamped with flowers would look wonderful.

Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card

When I learned about the Fantastix I was opened up to another way to color images with ink pads that I own. I love the soft color that comes out from using the Fantastix. These tools work great with the Brutus Monroe Surface ink and the Tim Holtz Distress ink.

Blending the edges with Tim Holtz Distress Ink really helps give the guest check a vintage feel. It is easy to add a little or a lot to get the look you want.

Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card

Once all the coloring has been done I then love using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists over the guest check. The Precious Metal color has a soft pearl color that is very romantic to me.

Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card

Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card is a lot of fun. Get a stack and see how you can decorate these for your Junk Journals.

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 Tutorial Decorating a Guest Check Journal Card.

 

Happy New Year Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Happy New Year everyone. Today I’m sharing a Happy New Year Junk Journal Page Tutorial. This Junk Journal Page is for the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group for a swap.

Happy New Year Junk Journal Page

The idea is that we all trade pages and then we can use these in our junk journals. The size of the pages are 8 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide is folded in half to make an 8 x 5.25 inch.

Supplies used in making the Happy New Year Junk Journal Page.

Video Tutorial for the Happy New Year Junk Journal Page.

This Happy New Year Junk Journal Page is super easy to create. Using a 12 x 12 sheet of scrapbook paper that has a light color or print that goes with your theme is helpful.

Happy New Year Junk Journal Page

Using the Fiskars paper trimmer and a stylis score at the 8-inch mark down one side. Rotate the paper and score at 10.5 inches. Fold up the 4 inches at the bottom. Next, fold over the 1.5-inch flap to the smooth side of the paper. On the flap turn the corner of the lower flap down to give a finished edge. Fold the page in half with the 4-inch pocket at the bottom and now on the front of the page.

Now that the page has been folded you can now see where to decorate with stamps and the stencil. Once the page has been stamped and sprayed let it dry for a moment and then added lace to the flap and the pocket. I use a glue stick to hold the lace in place and then sew the lace on my sewing machine.

Adhere the flap and pocket to the page with the Best Glue Ever and set aside.

Assemble the words and numbers, add the rhinestones with the Best Glue Ever and Embellie Jellie. Adding flatback rhinestones to the project was so easy using ScraPerfects, Best Glue Ever and Embellie Gellie.

Happy New Year Junk Journal Page

Attach the words and 2018 to the page with the Best Glue Ever. Then add the journal cards and tuck spot.

Happy New Year Junk Journal Page

Making one of these junk journal pages is so much easier than trying to plan a whole journal at one time. I find that if I think about one page (it actually creates four pages when added to a journal) it is much easier for me.

Happy New Year Junk Journal Page

When you are out looking at paper take a look at the die cut sheets. there might be one that would make a great stencil to use with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

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 for the Happy New Year Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Tutorial Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

With the end of 2017 it is time to get a new planner for 2018 and I decided to make one. Sharing a Tutorial Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal. This Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal is made using Digital Images from Calico Collage – Dragonfly Delight. A Dollar Tree planner, bullet journal and monthly dividers from a 2017 Happy Planner.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Collecting a few of the following for this Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

Here is a video Tutorial Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

To make this Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal I began with taking apart the bullet journal. This is where a Xacto knife comes in handy. When you locate the start of the signature it is easy to pull the book apart.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Next, take the staple out of the Dollar Tree Planner. Then cut the pages down the spine because this was a one signature book and the pages need to be broken up into a three signature book.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Composition book pages are sewn to the calendar side of the Happy Planner monthly tabs. The top and bottom are sewn down and that makes pockets on each page.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

When printing the Calico Collage Dragonfly Delight pages I print lines on the back side. Then use the handmade dragonfly stencil and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists on the back side of the pages.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

While the stencil and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists are out, apply to the bullet journal pages.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Use Distress Inks to stamp Dragonflies and quotes on the pages. I like how it adds another element to each page.

Acrylic paint was applied to the book pages with an old credit card. When the paint is spread thin with the card it allows the words to be faintly seen in the background. Stamp with Brutus Monroe Embossing ink and sprinkle with Brutus Monroe Gold embossing powder heat set.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

These new painted book pages were then folded on one side then sewn with a zigzag stitch. Now, these are new pockets for the Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

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Group the pages together. Paying attention to where the monthly tabs and the weekly planner pages fall in the Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Once all the pages have been arranged it is time to attach the planner pages. Using Washi tape either attach to a journal page or to a corresponding planner page. These new pages will then rest in the journal and can be bound to the cover.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

Making the cover is something I really enjoy. It makes me feel happy that this journal is almost complete. When the signatures are applied I will sometimes pet the journal. It makes me so happy.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

As I sit and admire my journal it fills me with joy. This is MY Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal. I get to use this for the next year. Hopefully, I will enjoy every day I get to write inside.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal

If you haven’t taken the time to make your own junk journal do so today. Heck, you can even try to make your own Dragonfly Bullet Planner Junk Journal.

Dragonfly Bullet Planner 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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Mermaid Planner Junk Journal

A few weeks ago I was asked to make a Mermaid Planner Junk Journal for a friend. She wanted this as a gift for a dear friend of hers. After asking a few questions I had an idea of how I would make this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal and I began the task.

Mermaid Planner Junk Journal

Here is a list of a few of the items used in this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal.

Flip through video of the Mermaid Planner Junk Journal.

Once I had all the items selected for the Mermaid Planner Junk Journal it went together quickly. First I created a stencil using my Cricut, a seaweed image, and transparency film.

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Lately, I’ve found that I really like making a stencil to match the theme of the junk journal I’m working inside. While looking around for stencil material I remembered I had a box of write on, wipe off transparency film. To me, this was the perfect material to use inside my cutter and I was right. I had to adjust the blade settings but once I figured out how to get it set things worked great.

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The planner from Dollar Tree was a great help in this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal too. I wanted her to have space to write details or appointments and when I found this planner I knew it would work great inside the Mermaid Planner Junk Journal. Since there are over 200 pages inside she will have lots of room to write.

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The fabric on this cover was a remnant I picked up a while back. There was just enough for the cover of one junk journal and I knew I wanted to use it for this one.

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When the fabric was applied to the cover I decided that it needed more glam. That is when I used my fingers to spread around some Tulip Dimensional glitter paint. The glitter in this paint really helped to make this cover beautiful.

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I enjoy making custom junk journals and this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal was no different. It was fun to see how I could add the planner part into the junk journal and I think I succeeded. My friend was very happy with this Mermaid Planner Junk Journal and I hope that the person she gave it to loves it and will use the planner. 🙂

Mermaid Planner 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 for the Mermaid Planner Junk Journal.

Pink Song Bird Junk Journal

I’m loving this Pink Song Bird Junk Journal I just completed. Using the Calico Collage digital kit Song Bird. This time when I used this digital kit I decided to use a lot of pink throughout the journal.

Pink Song Bird Junk Journal

This Pink Song Bird Junk Journal measures 6 x 8.5 with 64 pages. Lots of journal cards and tuck spots throughout this junk journal.

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Here is a video flip through of the Pink Song Bird Junk Journal and Journal Kits.

For the cover of this Pink Song Bird Junk Journal, I used a pretty floral fabric with butterflies. I loved the pinks in the fabric and that is what made me choose to use pink inside the journal.

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Using the iridescent glitter tule on the dragonfly junk journal was a hit so I decided to use it again on this Pink Song Bird Junk Journal.

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The pages have been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through stencils that I made using my Cricut. I’m really enjoying making my own stencils. I can match the theme of the junk journal and it is an original design.

Another favorite tool in my studio is my sewing machine. I love adding the zigzag stitches to the pages and elements.

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The lace elements in this Pink Song Bird Junk Journal were all colored with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Spraying the lace with the colors I love helps me use up the white lace in my stash. It also makes it easy to make more lace matching the colors I’m using.

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Sewing strips of the fabric to the journal cards helped tie the elements together. When making the Journal Kits I made sure to add enough of the fabric that can be used on the elements that you might make.

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When I’m making junk journals I really love being able to use my rubber stamps. It makes it easy to make pretty journal cards with a great select of stamps.

The journal kits have all the elements used in the Pink Song Bird Junk Journal. The sewn elements – pages and journal cards are done. But you get to choose where to attach the pocket, tuck spots and install the journal cards. You can even add more of your pages and elements.

Pink Song Bird Junk Journal Kits in my store.

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Refer to the How to make a Junk Journal Cover Let it Snow video for the directions on how to make the cover and attach the pages. If you have questions, please feel free to contact me through my Facebook page. I’ll be glad to help.

Pink Song Bird 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 for the Pink Song Bird Junk Journal and journal kits.

Winter Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Sharing a Tutorial for a Winter Junk Journal Page made for a swap inside Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook Group. Making these monthly pages are a lot of fun.

Winter Junk Journal Page

The concept is that a page measuring 8 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide is folded in half to make an 8 x 5.25 inch page that can be added to a junk journal. The group decided that it was easier to swap pages than a whole journal. Each person will have pages they can add to a junk journal or they can make one junk journal with all the pages.

Here is a video Tutorial Winter Junk Journal Page.

Items used for this Winter Junk Journal Page

The method for this page is very simple. Choose a page that has an area that can be cut into a pocket. Cut the corner and adhere this piece to scrap of paper. My pages are printed on standard copy paper and I wanted the pocket to be thicker.

Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Use the Brutus Monroe Surface ink – Sea and the Ranger Blending Tool to add color to the edges of this cut piece.

Adhere the main page with a glue stick to another scrap paper to give a finished backside to the page and to give a foundation where the corner was cut free.

Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Sew lace on the edge of the pocket. Then Sew the pocket on the page. I went ahead and sewed all around the page.

Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Assemble the page. Prior to the video, I created altered paperclips and journal cards using Calico Collage Simply Winter junk journal kit.

Junk Journal Page Tutorial

I like trying new things when making my junk journals. I hope that seeing the Tutorial on this Winter Junk Journal Page has inspired you.

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 Winter Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

Been following the blog? Then you will want to see the Golden Christmas Junk Journals I have made. Using Calico Collage Golden Christmas digital kit and lots of items from my stash I share the Journals I made.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

These Golden Christmas Junk Journals measure 6.25 x 8.25 with a 1.25 inch spine. There are three signatures that are 5 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 45 pages.

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

One of the three Golden Christmas Junk Journals has already sold just from the tutorials I shared. There are two left for sale in my shop.

Some of the supplies used to make these journals.
Calico Collage Digital Golden Christmas journal kit
Festive Deer
Jingle All the Way
Mixed Media Stencil – Snowflake
Sketched Holiday
Tim Holtz Distress Ink vintage photo
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Iridescent gold

Happy Holidays Christmas Junk Journal Flip Through video.

Rejoice Santa Christmas Junk Journal Flip Through video.

Making these Golden Christmas Junk Journals I created several tutorials.

Have you tried sewing on paper for a junk journal? Check out this video. How to Sew on a Junk Journal Page.

How to Sew on Junk Journal Page

Fun gingerbread men to add inside the Golden Christmas Junk Journals. How to add bling the quick and easy way.

Making Gingerbread Men

Did you know that you can sew lace on the pages? Check out How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages.

How to sew lace trim on Junk Journal Pages

Want to see how to make painted envelopes to match your junk journals? check out this video. How to Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals.

Paint Envelopes for Junk Journals

Super fun way to make pockets to match your color scheme inside your junk journal. How to make a Painted Pocket for Junk Journal.

Need help creating covers check out this video How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal.

How to make a cover for Christmas Junk Journal

Great video on How to make a Christmas Journal Charm and ribbon tie closure.

Christmas Journal Charm

My passion is helping others learn new things. When sharing my hope is that every time I share a project you learn something new and useful. Having my creations going to a loving home puts me over the moon with joy!

Golden Christmas Junk Journals

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 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 my Golden Christmas Junk Journals.

Making Gingerbread Men

Welcome friends. Today I’m Making Gingerbread Men. Working on a Christmas Junk Journal and wanted some handmade elements added. This is where I use stamps I’ve had for years and some bling that I had leftover from another project.

Making Gingerbread Men

When I found the gingerbread man stamp in my stash, I knew I wanted to make these to add to the journal.

Items used for Making Gingerbread Men.
ScraPerfect – Best Glue Ever
Colored Pencils
Stamped image on Kraft paper with Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven
Flat back rhinestone
Distress ink – Vintage Photo
Blending tool

Here is a video showing Making Gingerbread Men.

For this project Making Gingerbread Men, I started with stamping the gingerbread men in Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven onto Kraft colored cardstock. Then I used my scissors to fussy cut the gingerbread men.

Making Gingerbread Men

Choosing a few color of pencils I then colored in the areas I wanted on the gingerbread men. Then I used Distress Ink – Vintage Photo around the edges.

Making Gingerbread Men

Sometimes it is hard to find the right glue to adhere items. The Best Glue Ever is perfect for these rhinestones as it doesn’t take very much and it holds quickly. Other glues the rhinestone would pop off the project. I just applied a small dot on the back of the rhinestone, used the tip of the glue to spread and then attached to the gingerbread men.

Making Gingerbread Men

My hope is that I have inspired you to look differently at those items you have in your stash and use them in projects.

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 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 Making Gingerbread Men today.

Natures Glory Junk Journals

Today I’m sharing three Natures Glory Junk Journals I made using the Calico Collage Digital Journal Kit – Natures Glory. These were fun and easy to make. Of course, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists were used along with Stamping and Distressed Inks.

Natures Glory Junk Journals

What I love about the Calico Collage Digital Journal Kits is I get to pick and choose the images I want to use in my junk journals. For this set of Natures Glory Junk Journals, I decided to use the journal cards as a focal piece on the cover.

These Natures Glory Junk Journals measure 5.25 inches wide by 7.5 inches tall. Each journal has 10 sheets of paper folded in half for a total of 40 pages.

Here is a flip through video showing all three of the Natures Glory Junk Journals I made.

Using papers from my stash and things that were given to me brings me joy. How about you? Do you try to use up items from your stash?

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Each cover has a page out of a dictionary, Canvas Corp Brands Canvas, Prima flower and more. My best friend gave me a couple rolls of the red mesh. I decided to make a little flair for the flowers.

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My youngest brother loves to go to auctions. Since he loves going, I gave him the task to look for papers, photos, calendars and more. He didn’t disappoint when he brought a box full of goodies to me. There was an Oklahoma City Street Atlas and datebooks in the box that got used in these journals.

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Because I often use hardback books for journal covers I end up with a lot of pages from the books. For this batch of Natures Glory Junk Journals, I decided to try my hand at painting pages for envelopes.

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Using craft acrylic paint in, yellow, orange and purple I painted the paper. This is where an old credit card or gift cards are handy. Use the card to spread the paint in a thin layer. Then these will dry quickly. I even used a stencil for a pretty design.

The Rose stamp in the corners of several of the pages is from Brutus Monroe – Botanical Banners. Stamped the Rose image with Picked Raspberry Distress Inks.

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Lots of yummy goodies in this set of Natures Glory Junk Journals.

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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