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.

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Some of the pages are my version of Frankenpages. Using pages out of a few old dictionaries sewed onto a piece of copy paper. The dictionary pages were very thin and I wanted a good foundation.

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The pink pages inside the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal feature the Lace Stencil, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and Rubber Stamping using Brutus Monroe Detail Ink.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Canvas from CCB was used as a base for a couple of the pages inside the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal. Journal cards are stuck in a side pocket.

Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal

Tulip Dimensional Glitter Paint was applied using the ScraPerfect Medium No Clog Writing Cap. The Cap has a very fine point and works perfectly with the Tulip Glitter Paint.

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My neighbor is moving and as a result, she cleared out her sewing room. In her pile, she gave me several old patterns and I used some of the paper on journal cards.

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.

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Using Calico Collage Digital images for junk journals makes the journal beautiful. These crisp unique images are truly amazing.

Hopefully, I’ve inspired you and you enjoyed seeing the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal today. Feel free to ask questions. Check out my shop for this and other junk journals I have created.

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

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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

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 very much for stopping by my blog today to see the Tea Soiree Fabric Junk Journal.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Wanting to challenge myself I decided to use a variety of items to make a junk journal page. The result was a Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial. Using Canvas from Canvas Corp Brands as the base, then adding fabric, lace and paper including digital images from Calico Collage – Tea Soiree I made a great junk journal page.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Video Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Supply List for the Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

This Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial can be broken up into two pages. I decided that I wanted to have the fabric on one side and the Calico Collage Image on paper for the other side. But these could each be their own page designs.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

One of the things I loved about making this project was I got to use scraps of fabric that to some would be trash. Since I used them all over the page it gives it a beautiful vintage touch.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Being able to sew paper is so much fun. It adds another detail that you can’t get unless you sew on paper.

Layering fabric, lace, and paper make me smile. Making Junk Journals is a great way for me to do a variety of techniques and get to us a variety of materials.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

The way the lace looks peaking behind the roses is so beautiful. I’m thankful to my neighbor who is moving that gave me a box of lace. Thank you, neighbor.

Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial

Take a look at your stash. Do you have some old clothes or even blankets that are worn but you just can’t throw out? Maybe there is a piece that you could use for a junk journal. Remember there is no wrong way to make a junk journal, just go for it! If you love it, then use it, in a junk journal.

Now, are you inspired? Did you enjoy seeing the Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial today? If so, please leave a comment what you liked the most. And if you really like this tutorial, please share it on your favorite social media for others to see.

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

Interested in any of the journals I created? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page. Here is my shop, I have a lot of items uploaded and add more weekly.

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

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 Fabric Lace and Paper Junk Journal Page Tutorial.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

You are in luck it is another Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting. The question was asked How did you begin crafting Linda?, on one of my YouTube Videos. That is why I decided to share a quick video to share how I began crafting many, many years ago while living on a small farm with my family in Oklahoma. I was blessed to have a creative mom that helped me get started.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting Video.

 

When I was a little girl I wanted Barbie Doll clothes. But even back then these were expensive to buy. Since I didn’t have an income. LOL I decided to make my own. Thankfully we were involved with 4 H in my family and we had a huge garage sale as a fundraiser. There were clothes that would be thrown out and I took a box home to make Barbie Doll Clothes.

One summer my Step-Grandmother spent about 3 weeks at our home and she taught me how to sew, how to read a pattern and pick the fabric for my project.  I’m so glad that she spent the time with me so that I could sew. We moved schools mid-year in High School and I was put in Home Economics when they were finishing up their sewing segment. Because I had spent time with Grandmother I was able to get a 100 on the written sewing test and I had only been there for a week. There were people in my class that was there for the whole class and they failed. It was natural for me to sew.

Later I helped my mom with her crafts. She made floral arrangements usually with dried flowers and silk flowers. I would help pick dried flowers and spray paint them for her.

Another Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting segway. My best friend taught me how to knit and another grandmother taught me how to crochet. Everyone got a blanket from me for a few years back then. I don’t have any of the blankets I made. I’m not sure if my family still has them or not.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

For my Sr Prom in High School, I made my prom dress. To pay for my dress I worked at a stable cleaning the stalls and working with horses. I even sold friendship bracelets to my fellow students, I would make these bracelets while riding the bus since we lived several miles from the school.

After high school, I would make curtains, pillows, and clothes for others. Coasters, cord covers, mug rugs and anything else I could sew.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Mug Rug put on your desk and set your mug on its own rug. lol

In the 1990’s is when I fell in love with paper crafting. My neighbor invited me to a stamp party where I purchased my first stamp from DOTS – Dozens of Terrific Stamps. Later I joined a stamp club and became President of the Okie Inkers for several years.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Easle Greeting Card

Easle Greeting Card.

A friend of mine told me about HGTV’s show, That’s Clever. She had gotten the information to sign up and she shared the info with our stamp club and encouraged all of us to sign up. There were 30 artists in Oklahoma that were featured on the show.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

Filming the intro out in one of the Parks in Yukon Oklahoma.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

What my room looked like for the video taping of HGTV. I had to remove a table that was in front of the desk and cover any “brand labels” on items in the room.

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More of my desk for the filming.

Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting

More of my room. This area now is my lightroom. It was my sewing area in this photo from 2007.

Because I was on That’s Clever I decided to try doing my own videos and started filming for YouTube. It’s amazing how far I’ve come since then!

Currently, I am on three design teams, Calico Collage digital images, Canvas Corp Brands (who is the parent company for Canvas Home Basics, Tattered Angels, and 7gypsies), and ScraPerfect – offering glues and tools for paper crafting.

My crafting journey has taken many twists and turns over the years, but I’m so glad that I have had all the opportunities I have had. Learning new things and keeping me trying out new things too!

Hopefully, this segment of Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting has given you a little view of where I began and where I am now.

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 newest segment, Story Time with Linda How I Began Crafting.

 

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. 😉

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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.

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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.

 

Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal

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

Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Drop Your Anchor Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial

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

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

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

Supplies used for the Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

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

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

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

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

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

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

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

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

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

Garden Fresh Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog today to see the Garden Fresh Junk Journal Cover Tutorial.

Compose Your Life Junk Journal

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

Compose Your Life Junk Journal

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

Purple Among the Stars Junk Journal

Hello friends. today I’m sharing a custom junk journal I made for one of my fans. Purple Among the Stars Junk Journal uses lots of purples. The digital images – Among the Stars from Calico Collage were used in this junk journal. But I altered these with a scan of a paper I created to give the pages a darker purple and to tone down the pinks. I love how it turned out!

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Here is a flip through video showing the Purple Among the Stars Junk Journal.

When I saw the purple fabric that was used for the cover I just knew I found the perfect piece. Since she said she loved purple, black and stars it was easy to pull items from my stash and get to work.

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I even made three pages out of canvas from Canvas Corp Brands. These pages were sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Fully Purple using a stencil I made on my Cricut Explore Air. Then I added a fabric and lace pocket and more fabric and beaded trim to finish out the page. It is so pretty.

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It was fun to do a little mixed media inside this Purple Among the Stars Junk Journal. Used some old street maps for Oklahoma City and covered those with purple paints. I love being able to alter the color of paper.

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Using my Cricut Explore Air I made two different star stencils. One was what I call a waterfall of stars the other is an all over star pattern. Fully Purple Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist was the main one I used for this Purple Among the Stars Junk Journal.

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Take a look at those supplies you have, it could be that spraying with something like Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists will take something blah to wow. In this journal, I was able to alter the color of paper, canvas, and even eyelash yarn.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to see the Purple Among the Stars Junk Journal.

Purple Among the Stars 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 Purple Among the Stars Junk Journal.

 

7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal

Getting ready for Creativation 2018 in Pheonix AZ, are you? I was asked to make a few junk journals for the Canvas Corp Brands booth that includes 7gpysies and Tattered Angels. I came up with a 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal that I’m in love with and don’t want to let go of for the show. lol I do hope to get it back.

7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal

Supplies used in the 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal

When I got this paper collection in front of me I decided I really wanted to use as much as possible and not add other products from other companies if I could help it. I believe that I have achieved this goal.

Here is a flip through video of this 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal.

I began by cutting the papers 8 inches tall by 12 inches wide. Saving one of the papers for the cover and the others to become pages.

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Next, I selected three pieces of burlap to make pages and used the 4-inch pieces that were cut off of the cardstock papers to make pockets on the burlap.

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Sewing canvas, paper, fabric, and burlap was a lot of fun. I love the look it gives this journal. One of my friends said it looked tattered, old and junky. Well, that was my goal! lol

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Trying new things in each project helps me grow as an artist. Today it was making a page out of burlap. What new thing have you tried lately in your creative play?

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Traveling to Creativation in Pheonix AZ will be a great week. I’m looking forward to seeing all the new products and connecting with other artists.

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Thanks so much for stopping by to see the 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal I made for Creativation 2018.

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 7gypsies Seamstress Junk Journal.

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.

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