Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial

Day of 13 #useitupjuly, decided to share a Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial and then share the contents of the Dragonfly Memories Junk Journal. The Pamphlet Stitch Binding is one of the easiest for making journals. Once you have made a few journals it will be one of your favorite ways to bind a journal.

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Video showing the Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial.

Supplies used for the Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial and Dragonfly Memories Junk Journal.

The Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial should help you bind most journals. Today only one signature is used and only three holes are made to attach the pages to the cover.

Once the cover and the pages have been finished, stack the pages making sure these are even. Hold the pages together with giant paperclips or clips. The key is to keep the pages lined up and not let these move.

Make a hole punching template. Measure the height of the book, cut a piece of cardstock at that height and about 2 inches wide. Fold the paper in half both from top to bottom and lengthwise. Mark the center point. Using the fold mark that is the length o the journal mark a dot 1.5 inches from each end. These are the three places to punch holes.

Lay the template in the spine of the journal pages and cover. Punch the three holes. Use waxed linen thread and a bookbinders needle to bind the pages.

Start in the inside center hole, pull needle to the outside, making sure to secure the tail and not pull it through to the front. Now place the needle in the top hole from the outside of the journal and go to the inside. Pull the center tail up towards the top of the journal and use the same hole in the center again to go to the outside. Then pass the needle through the bottom hole on the outside. With the needle on the inside go under the top thread. Pull the tail and the remaining thread in opposite directions. Making sure that the thread on the inside and outside are tight. Tie a square knot.

Once you have bound a couple of journals using this method, you will find it is super easy.

Making the Dragonfly Memories Junk Journal really helped me use up my stash! This journal measures 5.5 x 8.5 inches and has 11 sheets of paper folded in half to make 44 pages.

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Hopefully this Pamphlet Stitch Binding Tutorial will inspire you to get into your stash and use it up! It is a lot of fun to shop for supplies, but now it’s time to use them in projects. 🙂

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What will you use from your stash this month? Feel free to share it using the #useitupjuly tag so I can see your work.

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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.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Day 12 of #useitupjuly and I’m sharing an Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial. One of my followers Cara Brandon shared her project for the use it up July and it was an Embellishment book.  Cara got her idea from CraftingwithLiller. I really liked what Cara shared and took a look at what Liller created and decided I would make my own version and make it geared towards Junk Journals.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Here is my video Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial.

The supplies Used for the Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

The embellishment book measures 5 inches wide by 6 inches tall with a one-inch spine and has four pages inside. There are pockets on each page and on the inside of the front and back cover. Lots of embellishments to use in this little junk book.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Cut the watercolor paper down to 6 x 11 inches. Score at the five-inch mark, and again at the six-inch mark. Fold on score lines and this will be the foundation of the cover.

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Trim giant postcard down to 5.75 x 10 inches. Score at the 4.75-inch mark and again at 5.25 inches fold on score lines.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Apply scraps of paper using my version of Frankenpages. Basically, adhere random scraps on the front cover and the over the whole postcard. I like to use rectangular shapes and rotate the text when applying the pieces.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Sew around the paper borders on both the cover and the page. Attach the cover image with the sewing machine.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Adhere the spine of the pages in the center of the cover, allow to dry then stitch with a sewing machine. This ensures that it won’t fall apart.

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Attach pockets to each page to hold the embellishments. The embellishments can be anything that you like. Get creative on adding items inside little paper bags, attaching things to little cards. Making each piece something useable.

Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial

Use the Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial to help you use up those leftover pieces and make a great gift or swap item. These little books would be great to hold different themes of embellishments that you can grab when you are creating.

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Once all the embellishments have been used the book can be used as a journal, by adding journal cards. Or cut the book apart and use each cover and page as an added element in another project. Remember with Junk Journals there are no rules. Have fun using up your stash for this project.

It was so much fun creating the Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial that I ended up making two Embellishment Junk Books, these are listed in my shop.

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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.

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 Embellishment Junk Book Tutorial.

Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper

Today I’m sharing a Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper. My neighbor gave me three wallpaper sample books and I decided that as part of my #useitupjuly challenge I would use some of the wallpaper for a junk journal cover.

Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper

Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper.

Supplies for the Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper

Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper

When I make a junk journal, I begin with the pages. Once all the pages are made I use the measurement of the width, height and then dept of the stack of pages to determine the cover size. For example, I use the largest pages in the journal which are the digital images that measured 5.25 x 8. when folded in half. The stack of pages (8 sheets folded in half makes 32 pages, times three signatures for a total of 96 pages.) then measured 1.75 inches tall.

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Once I know this measurement I decide how much I want the embellished pages to stick out from the cover, in this case, I decided that I wanted to see the lace and only made the cover .25 of an inch wider. The height of the book I decided to give an additional .50 of an inch. Then the spine I decided to add .25 of an inch. That makes the cover piece 5.5 x 8.5 inches- cut two. The spine is 2 x 8.5 inches – Cut one.

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Then when I line of these three pieces I can measure how much I need to cover the chipboard. In my case, the chipboard measured 13 inches by 8.5 inches. I added 1.75 to both the height and the width and that was enough to cover the chipboard.

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If you have never made a cover before, grab some scraps and practice. Get the hang of how things go together and you can make covers very easily! Just take your time, I know you can make these because I was able to make them. 🙂

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Create the inside pieces for the cover by using cardstock or heavy paper. I usually cut cardstock slightly shorter on the width and the height of the chipboard pieces. The piece for the inside spine I cut about 4 inches wide if I have a 2-inch wide spine. This adds strength to the spine and when the side panels are attached it makes a strong book cover.

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Attach the pages to the cover. I use the Pamphlet Stitch as that is sturdy and works for me.

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Hopefully, this Junk Journal Cover Tutorial Using Wallpaper was helpful. I know you can make a cover too, it is easier than you think. Just don’t over think the process and make a sample if you have never made one so you can get the idea of how it goes together. 🙂

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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.

Keep updated on my posts by following me. Follow my blog with Bloglovin. Or Follow my Facebook Page or on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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Pin Up Girl Mini Junk Journal Tutorial

Here to share a Pin Up Girl Mini Junk Journal Tutorial with everyone today. In July I will be attending a Pin Up Girl Bazaar and was asked to bring different items with pin up girls. They loved the Pin ups on Route 66 junk journals and I thought why not make mini junk journals too.

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Pin Up Girl Mini Junk Journal Tutorial Video.

Supplies used for the Pin Up Girl Mini Junk Journal Tutorial.

Print the Pin Up Girls images from Calico Collage. The size of these images is two to an 8.5 x 11 inch sheet of paper creating 5 x 7 images. With my computer, I chose the print option of putting one page as a 5 x 7 image which makes the images about 3 x 4 inches in size that fit for my cover.

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The Cover of this journal is a heavy watercolor paper cut at 6 x 9 inches and folded in half. It is what I had and I really need to use up my stash! lol

Cut scrapbook paper or other papers for the background down to 4 x 5.5 inches. If using 12 x 12 inch scrapbook paper you can get 6 pieces for the covers.

Print sayings on cardstock. I used the Silhouette software to design the words. Printed with an inkjet printer and then cut with the Silhouette Cameo 3.

Distress the edges of the cover, the digital images, scrapbook paper and sayings with Vintage Photo Distress Ink.

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Adhere the digital images with the Best Glue Ever by ScraPerfect, then sew with a zig-zag stitch. If you don’t have a sewing machine you could hand stitch.

Attach the saying over the digital image and add a bit of lace, then zig-zag stitch. Once the topper has been created, attach to the cover using a zig-zag stitch. The cover is ready to have pages added.

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The pages are a variety of mop-up pages, notebook paper, graph paper and even scrapbook paper. These are all cut to 8.5 x 5.5 in size and folded in half. Select ten sheets of paper to create 40 pages in the journal.

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Line up the pages. I like for the smaller pages to be in the center of the other pages. Once all the pages are lined up, use jumbo paperclips to old the pages to the cover.

Pierce the pages and cover using a template that has three holes marked. The Center and about 1.5 inches from the edges. Use the Pamphlet Stitch to attach the pages to the cover.

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These are really easy to make and once you get started you will find that you will make a lot. What did you think of the Pin Up Girl Mini Junk Journal Tutorial?

Pin Up Girl Mini Junk Journal Tutorial

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

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

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 Pin Up Girl Mini Junk Journal Tutorial.

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Using the mixed media pages I made for the Mixed Media Frankenpages a few weeks ago and other supplies, I show how to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal measuring 5.25 x 4 inches in size with 8 pages and a few journal cards. Also featured are a few images from Calico Collage Day Dreaming digital journal kit. The images in this kit are beautiful, some remind me of an old English Garden.

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In the video, I show how to make the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

Supplies used for the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal

Once the Frankenpages are created it is easy to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal. Since I knew the Franeknpages were 8 x 10.5 the measurements of the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal would be 4 x 5.25. The pages inside would be slightly smaller.

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The pages I created were from old book pages and I used the same method as the Mixed Media Frankenpages to create the pages but didn’t use copy paper as the base, but another mixed media Frankenpage. There are three Mixed Media Frankenpages that make this journal with a total of 8 pages.

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A tool I used for creating the Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal was the gluing helper. There are many versions on the web, mine was a small little container that I cut kitchen sponges to fit (three layers of sponge). Added water and glue and let it sit overnight. I add glue every time I’m done using it so that it will be ready for the next time.

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For the images, I used Calico Collage Day Dreaming Digital journal kit. On the computer, I told it to print the corner elements page at 5 x 7 and that gave it the perfect size to fit inside this Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

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ScraPerfect’s products really do come in handy when assembling this Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal. The No Clog Writing Tip helps to add a touch of sparkle with Tulip Dimensional Paint. The small tip on the Best Glue Ever helps to get just the perfect amount of glue for the project.

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Embellie Gellie is a wonderful tool to help with perfect placement of small items. It is easy to use to add flatback rhinestones or little punched shapes

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One of the reasons I love Junk Journals is because I can do anything I like. If I want to do mixed media I can. Or if I’m in a vintage mood I can make it very vintage. There are no rules in making junk journals. Don’t let anyone tell you otherwise!

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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 how to make a Mini Frankenpages Junk Journal.

 

Stamped Journal Cards

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

Stamped Journal Cards

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

Supply List for Stamped Journal Cards.

Stamped Journal Cards

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

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

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

Stamped Journal Cards

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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

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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 Stamped Journal Cards tutorial.

 

Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

I’m asked if I use my junk mail to make a junk journal. Today I decided that I would make a Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial to show you how I use junk mail. One of my friends texted me so we could visit. On that visit, she gave me a stack of junk mail. It seems I don’t get that much junk mail, or Henry throws it out. So this was a perfect opportunity for me to create using junk mail.

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial Video.

What is fun about using junk mail for a junk journal is that no two will be alike. Each piece will be unique. In my case Using some thick cardstock ads and postcards works great for mixed media painting.

Supplies Used for the Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial.

Gather some Acrylic Craft Paint and something to apply it to the junk mail. An old credit card, key card or gift card is a great tool to spread paint very thin on paper. It is easier to dry when it is thin. The first layer of paint is to help cover what was printed on the junk mail. If you like the colors and images you may skip this and go into the next portion.

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Applying media with stencils is a lot of fun and a great way to change up the look of junk mail. Layering those stencils help gives depth to the project.

Rubber stamps can be a great help for adding a shape if you don’t want to freehand paint the images. If you don’t have the stamp you want, try cutting a piece of fun foam into the shape and mounting it to an object for the “handle” and see how it looks. Heck, you can even use a potato that you carve. Look up Potato Stamps for ideas. 😉

 Mixed Media Junk Mail Journal Tutorial

Adding outlines helps to define the images and makes these look finished. My paint was still a little wet and some of the pens were not working. Soon I’ll share another solution I found after I was done with this project. 😉 So make sure to come back to see it soon.

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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?

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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.

 

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

It is with great pleasure that I share the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal. In January while at Creativation 2018 a few of us met up and discussed having a swap and YouTube Video hop. The final decision was to have a Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Theme. Each artist would make a 4 x 6 postcard with any mixed media they wanted and mail to the other artists.

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In this swap, there are three other ladies who participated. Check out the other Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime ladies social media.

When I got the postcards from the other ladies I decided that I would make a Junk Journal just for these postcards. Here is the video showing How I made my postcards and then the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Supplies Used for my postcards.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Playing with a Gel Press is so much fun. There are so many things that can be done. Lots of layers, single layers, lots of texture or little texture. It is all about whatever you want at the time.

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I love how vivid the colors are on the postcards I created for the ladies. Green just spoke spring to me and that is why I used it with the blue.

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Supplies used for the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

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Having the inspiration in seeing someone else’s work really helps me think of ways to use it in my art projects. Seeing the different designs from each artist gives me ideas, helps me appreciate others art and gives me joy.

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Making a mixed media Junk Journal to hold all the postcards was so much fun! I love trying new things and mixed media allows me to play. These are now all in one place and easy to enjoy.

An element I like about this Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal is that I was able to put Mixed Media with Vintage themed elements and I think it turned out amazing.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Mixing denim, lace, yarn, and paper with the paints and Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, gives this a unique look.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

The photos and video don’t do any justice to how beautiful these pages are. The surface is smooth and really feels good in my hands.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Being able to use the extra postcards I made in this journal was also a plus. Really wasn’t sure what I would do with them until I saw I needed a few more pockets.

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal

Many people ask me about where to find cool things for their junk journals. In this case, it was junk mail given to me by a friend, old book pages, and scraps of fabric and lace. And a few digital images from Calico Collage mixed with some awesome mixed media art by, Lena, Bea, and Shel C. And I think it turned out to be a pretty cool junk journal. How about you?

Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime 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 to see the Mixed Media Mail Art Collaboration Springtime Junk Journal.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Getting the Crazy Pages Swap has been so much fun. There are so many talented artists in this swap. Now I’m taking all those amazing works of art and turning it into a Crazy Pages Junk Journal. Using as much of the items that came in the mail and a few things from my stash I create a super cool Crazy Pages Junk Journal.

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Video showing how I bound the Crazy Pages Junk Journal and a view of the pages I put together.

The idea behind these crazy pages was for us to decorate the pages when we got them in our possession. I decided that I would turn mine into a junk journal that can be further embellished.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

The Crazy Pages Junk Journal measures 9.25 x 6.25 and has a total of 32 pages. The cover of the Crazy Pages Junk Journal is a watercolor paper that I stamped and then sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists through one of my stencils. Next, I sewed around one of the Crazy Pages to then attach to the cover and leave room for a pocket.

Crazy Pages Junk Journal

Used several of the envelopes that the Crazy Pages were mailed inside. By using the envelops those became the base page to attach the Crazy Pages. And it kept the old envelopes out of the trash. 🙂

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Some of the envelopes I applied acrylic craft paint, some got Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. It all depended upon my mood and what was on my desk at the time. lol

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Using my sewing machine to add design touches or to attach elements just makes me happy.

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Now that the journal has been made I’m looking forward to adding more artwork. 🙂

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The different sizes of the pages really make this Crazy Pages Junk Journal unique. While some of the pages might have been duplicated slightly no two junk journals would be 100% alike as we all have different ways to create journals.

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Make sure to look at the other Crazy Pages that have been posted on YouTube. There are some who even made a Crazy Pages Junk Journal like I did.

Crazy Pages 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.

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Mini Junk Journal Tutorial

Several followers have requested that I show mini junk journals that can be added to a larger Junk Journal. It is nice to have more writing space inside a journal, so adding a mini journal expands the writing area. In this Mini Junk Journal Tutorial, using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, a homemade stencil, Distress Inks and my sewing machine I share how to transform a dictionary page into a mini junk journal.

Mini Junk Journal

Mini Junk Journal Tutorial video. I also show that I made many different colors using the same techniques.

Some time ago I was given an old dictionary. The covers had been removed and all I had was the really old looking pages. The pages are great, but not strong enough to use on their own. That is when I realized that I had a whole stack of cardstock that would be the perfect size to make a mini junk journal.

Mini Junk Journal

I like using what I have on hand to make something pretty. In this case, the pages for my mini junk journal tutorial helped determine the size of each journal. When I was working for a large company for almost 24 years I helped with special print jobs. One of our print jobs required some perforated papers. The first sample that the company sent to us was not the correct type of paper. This paper was going to be trashed when I took it home. Granted I’ve had it for many years and only recently thought about it and started using the paper. But it was perfect to get two journals out of one sheet of paper.

If you are not lucky like me to have perforated paper, you can use standard copy paper. Just cut into 8 pieces measuring 4.25 x 2.75 inches.

Mini Junk Journal

Working with the dictionary pages it was easy to make two journals out of each. It was so easy that I ended up making 10 sets or 20 total mini junk journals. These measure 2 1/4 x 3 inches with 4 sheets of paper to make 16 pages measuring 2 1/8 x 2 3/4 inches each (when folded). Each Piece of paper measures 4.25 x 2.75 inches.

Here is a tip for you. If you have white crochet thread that you want to change to another color, use a distress ink pad and a blending tool. Place the thread under the blending tool directly on the ink pad and pull the thread. Repeat this process until the thread is the color you want. This way you don’t have to buy every color in the rainbow. You can make your own when you want. 🙂

Mini Junk Journal

Pull out items from your stash and make your own Mini Junk Journals today using my tutorial as inspiration.

Mini 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.

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