Peacock Junk Journal Elements

Been working on Peacock Junk Journal Elements. These are the items that will fill a junk journal as journal spots and tuck spots. I have found that if I sit down and make a bunch of these elements and then begin the junk journal it doesn’t take near as long.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

The inspiration to make these elements with a Peacock theme came to me when I found a roll of peacock feather ribbon. I love the glitter on the ribbon and how bright the colors are as well.

There are 28 elements in this pack of Peacock Junk Journal Elements. Here is a video where I share the elements.

When I was at Canvas Corp Brands a couple of months ago I picked up a junk pack that included beautiful flocked paper.  I just knew that these would be perfect inside a junk journal or on greeting cards.

Found a pretty sparkly teal ribbon as well. Pairing the ribbons with the paper came out beautifully.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

Using pages out of an old book I made a few tuck spots. One is a layered piece that has a hidden tuck spot built into the ribbon. Used PinkOddBird’s technique of a Potucelope that she shared on YouTube. These are super cute and easy to make. The little notepads came about from scraps from another junk journal element I made a while back. I’m so glad that I save the bits even if others might think they are too small to use.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

An investment that I’m glad I made is buying different types of dies so that I could make tuck spots and journal spots with the shapes. One of my favorites is a butterfly. It comes as two layers but I only cut the solid image.

Peacock Junk Journal ElementsTrying to use up all of the scraps I made embellished paper clips. It is easy to fold over the paper and add a piece of the beautiful sparkly teal ribbon with a bit of sewing. It is such a pleasure to be able to use my sewing machine in my paper arts projects. These are perfect Peacock Junk Journal Elements to use in the next junk journal.

Peacock Junk Journal Elements

I have made up two of these kits for sale in my shop. The price includes shipping.

Want more items in the kit than the 28 included? Please feel free to contact me through my Facebook Page.

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

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How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

Loving the Spring Peacock Kit from Calico Collage. I have to show you How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal. Once you see the images in this kit you will want to download it today.

How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

For this journal, I decided that my foundation papers would be made from some paper I had in my stash. Years ago when Xpedex paper had a retail store in Oklahoma City I would shop there on a regular basis.

While shopping at Xpedex I would look at their clearance section. One of these visits I found 6 reams of letter size (8.5 in. x 11 in.) paper for four dollars a ream. What was wrong with the paper? It was a flecked sage green. While I love green, it wasn’t a favorite color of mine.

The manager noticed that I was looking at the paper and came over. He said hey I’ve had this paper on the shelf way too long. I’ll make a deal you can’t pass by today. How about I sell these to you for two dollars a ream. I said sold. Not knowing what I was going to do with that paper, but heck at that price I could use it for something some day.

Well, today is that “some day”. Pulling out my Tattered Angel glimmer mists I got an idea. I would mist the papers and change the color. Since the sage was such a light color the glimmer mists would easily change the color.

Wow, what a change the glimmer mists made to the paper. It was so much fun to see the transformation right before my eyes.

Supplies used in How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal
Calico Collage Spring Peacock Journal Kit
Brutus Monroe Surface Ink Aubergine
Tim Hotz Distress Inks, Vintage Photo,  Tumbled Glass, Picked Raspberry
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists: True Turquoise, Cranberry Zing, Turquoise Blue, Pop Rocks, Blarney, Vintage Pink, Party Pink, Blue Bubbles
Glitter Washi Tape
Copy Paper
Heat Tool
Books by Hand Bone Folder
Fiskars 5 Inch RazorEdge Micro-Tip Easy Action Shears
Dictionary Pages
ATG Gun
Waxed Linen Thread
Book Binding Kit – Awl, needle
Jumbo Paperclips
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scrapbook paper
Chipboard
Blue Book Binding Tape
Butterfly Stamps
Peacock Stamp set – Recollections.
Jr Legal paper pad
Lace Seam Binding

Now down to How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal.

The best thing to do is decide on the final size you want your pages. The kit is designed for 5 in. x 7 in. I chose to cut my pages down to 7.5 in. x 11 in. That way there would be a small border around each of the Calico Collage image.

Sort through the images and choose which ones you want to use. In my case, I was able to decide that I wanted three signatures of four sheets of paper each.

Next start selecting Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and spray each piece of copy paper, or text weight paper on both sides. Dry with a heat tool, or set aside to air dry.

Select images from the kit. Use coordinating Brutus Monroe ink or Tim Holtz Distress Ink around the images to finish the edges. Adhere the images with Aleene’s Tacky Glue. When I adhere a full page I left the top open so that it created a natural pocket. Think of gluing in a U shape. Also don’t use tape if you are planning on making a pocket, as items put into the pocket will stick to the tape.

On some of the pages, I wanted to have lined journaling spots. This is where a Jr Legal paper pad is handy. They are light weight and add a perfect touch to the journal. These look wonderful with a little glimmer mist sprayed on these as well.

Here is a fast process video on How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal

It took me about four hours of playing with this journal to get it finished. I really enjoyed making this journal and plan to make more similar to this one.

The completed journal is available for sale in my shop.

Now that you have seen the images and see How to make a Spring Peacock Junk Journal, are you ready to make your own? Please share what you make by joining the Fans of Calico Collage Facebook group. It is a small friendly group and we love seeing what others create with Calico Collage images.

 

 

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