What is a Junk Journal

Almost daily I’m asked What is a Junk Journal? So today I thought I would take the time to share what a Junk Journal is and how I use one in my life.

What is a Junk Journal

So what is a junk journal? Junk journals are different things to different people. What I love about junk journals is that there is no wrong way to make one. When I think of a junk journal I think of a book that is usually handmade but isn’t limited to being handmade. Then the content of the Junk Journal is usually a variety of “junk” that the owner adds to the journal. And place to write memories.

What is a Junk Journal

Things that can be in a junk journal? Well, there are all kinds of things that can be in a junk journal. Photos, postcards, maps, envelopes, receipts, bits of ribbon and lace, important documents, pressed flowers, items that might be considered trash to others can be found in a junk journal. Old book pages might be used for pockets to hold mementos. Items that have been altered to write a note on or tuck something inside – small paper bag from the drug store, a coffee sleeve to hold a greeting card or even an old-fashioned calling card.

What is a Junk Journal

And in my opinion, each junk journal should have a place to write. The writing space can be blank sheets of paper, notebook paper, graph paper, cardstock, letterhead, stationery, tags and more. Every person has their own style and may only need a small space, others want page after page of blank space to write. Having a junk journal that is handmade can help the writer have all the space they could ever want.

In this video, I share my thoughts about what is a junk journal and show several journals I have made.

A Junk Journal is a visual way of recording moments. The visual pieces might be paint, and papers and written notes. It could be recycled trash. The contents could all be items that were found or could be purchased items.

When it comes to what is a junk journal? It is whatever you make it for yourself. No one can tell you that what you made is wrong. So have fun.

What is a 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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CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Hello, my friends. It’s that exciting time again where I get to share my CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry. Being a part of this round robin has really helped me to stretch my creativity. What have you done lately to stretch your creativity?

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

For this CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry I decided to use a page of Mixed Media Origins Nature by Tattered Angles. This paper is almost like fabric. It has a beautiful texture and it is strong. Adding wet media to this paper is no problem and that is why I chose to use it today.

Here is a video showing how I created the CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entry.

Some of the products used today were Mixed Media Origins Nature paper from Tattered Angels. One of my big go to products Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Iridescent Gold, Red Chillies, Crimson. I love how thick the Tattered Angels High Impact Paint is and how it adds that perfect touch, used; White and Black.

Loose or free form water coloring is so beautiful. When using the Mixed Media Origins Papers with Glimmer Mists you can get that beautiful water color effect with very little effort.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Spray Glimmer Mists into a palette and use a paint brush to add color where ever you want. Use water to dilute and move the color. A heat tool comes in handy to dry each layer of color.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

When I started using the Tim Holtz stencil with a foam brush I found that I wasn’t getting the coverage I wanted. So I switched to a stiff stencil brush. Sometimes you have to switch tools to get the look you want.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

The Vase of Roses image was something I found in my old digital image file folder and loved the boldness of the image. It seemed a perfect accent to the Nature paper with the roses highlighted in reds.

CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017

Every month I get a new journal as do 23 other artists. I hope you will take a look for the #CCBTRAVELINGARTJOURNAL tag to find all of the other CCB Traveling Art Journal August 2017 entries.

To see the other journal entries do a search on Social media for this tag: #ccbtravellingartjournal or #ccbtravelingartjournal Also make sure you visit Canvas Corp Brands Blog, there are lots of beautiful things posted to inspire you.

Thanks for stopping by today.

Magnificent Junk Journal Page

Welcome to my blog. Today I’m sharing how to make a Magnificent Junk Journal Page. Using stamps from Brutus Monroe, Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists and various scraps of paper I share how to make a Magnificent Junk Journal page.

Magnificent Junk Journal Page

What are your favorite themes to use in a Junk Journal? Mine varies depending on my mood. Some are chosen because of the digital kit or a favorite stamp set that I want to use.

Supplies used for making the Magnificent Junk Journal Page
Beautiful Stamp Set from Brutus Monroe
Be Brave from Brutus Monroe
Detail ink – Raven from Brutus Monroe
Surface ink – Cabbage
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Emerald Green
Prima paper flowers
Envelope Die from Tim Holtz
Tulip Glitter Paint
Aleene’s Tacky Glue
Scrapbook paper and Mop up paper cut at 8 inches by 10.50 inches
Envelopes
Bling from Dollar Tree
One inch circle punch
Paperclips
Ribbon
Distressed ink – Vintage Photo
Old book page
MISTI
Napkin
Stickers from Dollar Tree
Sewing Machine

The inspiration for making this Magnificent Junk Journal Page was from Liz Costin. Recently I was the swap coordinator for a page swap for Friendly Junk Journal People and I had the pleasure of looking at all of the pages before swapping. I loved what Liz did with her pages so I asked if I could make a tutorial with her pages. She agreed so here I am sharing. 😉

Here is a video showing how to make a Magnificent junk journal page.

Since we are doing page swaps in our group I decided to follow the size requirement that we set in the group for the pages. My page is 8 inches tall by 10.5 inches wide.

When I’m working in a journal it needs to have places to write. Isn’t that what most journals are about? Even though I may not like my handwriting I want to have plenty of room to record memories or notes. That is why this Magnificent Junk Journal Page has pockets to hold journal paper.

Magnificent Junk Journal Page

Every time I make a junk journal page I feel good about using the things I have in my stash. You can make trash into treasure with a little work.

Magnificent Junk Journal Page

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.

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Autumn Junk Journal Page

Today I’m over on the Brutus Monroe Blog with an Autumn Junk Journal Page. Using Brutus Monroe stamps and some “Junk” I share how to make an Autumn Junk Journal page.

Autumn Junk Journal Page

Supplies Used for this Autumn Junk Journal Page.
Autumn Thanks
Turkey Day
Owl Love You
Jack O Lantern Surface Ink
Owl love you – Coordinating Die
Brutus Monroe Detail Ink – Raven
Craft Glue by Brutus Monroe
Used Business Envelope
Manila envelope I got in the mail
Scrapbook paper – two different patterns
Starbucks coffee sleeve
Burlap
Old book page
Washi Tape
Package from purchased beads
Owl Stickers
Flat back gems
Distress ink
Various scraps of cardstock
Mini binder clips
Paperclip

Autumn Junk Journal Page

How to Video for making an Autumn Junk Journal Page.

It is a lot of fun to use those things that others would put in the trash. Making a journal page like this is easy and it can look pretty, even when using trash. 😉

Autumn Junk Journal Page

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.

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Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme

I’ve decided to share how I Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme today. My latest project is a Halloween Junk Journal and I thought it might be nice to see how to alter envelopes for this Halloween Theme.

Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme

Here is a Video on How to Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme.

It has been fun collecting envelopes. My family helps by saving the envelopes that their mail comes in so that I can alter these. What I enjoy is being able to take something that is destined for the trash and making it into something new.

Even though the envelopes I made are going inside a junk journal these can be altered to set back out in the mail. Years ago the stamp club I was a member of would decorate envelopes for our newsletters. Every month we were to bring a couple of envelopes so that the newsletter editor could mail out the newsletter in a decorated envelope. Getting those decorated envelopes was so much fun. Little works of art on the outside to hold information on the inside.

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To Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme you will want a few things. Envelopes, Stamps, scraps of paper, washi tape, sewing machine (optional), cheese cloth, Tattered Anges Glimmer Mists, Halloween images (I used some from Calico Collage – All Hallows Eve digital journal kit, some distressed ink and I also used Brutus Monroe Detail ink – Raven.

Once all the supplies are gathered cut the envelope open. For my project I wanted the envelopes to be no longer than 7.25 inches. Some people will cut each end to make a centered envelope. I just cut off one side that had the return address. Then I cut the other side so that the envelope can open all the way up.

Cut a piece of scrap paper, in my case I used a page out of a book I’ve torn apart to the same size as the envelope. This scrap paper will become the new flap on the envelope. Apply distress ink to the flap and the envelope. Use washi tape to attach this to make a flap.

Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme

Now choose some of those stamps and images and apply these to the envelope. You can decide if you want to seal the envelopes sides with sewing, washi tape or glue. I like sewing these. Sometimes I leave it so that it can be opened all the way and journal inside.

Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme

There is no wrong way to create items for a junk journal. I hope that you enjoyed seeing how I Alter Envelopes Halloween Theme.

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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Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

Hello everyone today I’m here to share Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page over on the Brutus Monroe Blog. Using the Brutus Monroe Stamp club set for September – I love you more than tacos, I create a fun Junk Journal page with pockets and little note pads.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

Here is a video for Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page.

I’m always looking for new ideas and It took me a few days to think about how I would use this little stamp set. Sometimes it takes a few days for inspiration to strike. I had been thinking about this on and off all day and I couldn’t figure out what would be cute and clever. So I went to bed and as I laid there my mind kept working.

Finally, the idea Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page came to me and I got out of bed so I could sketch out the idea and get some sleep. lol

The next morning I started looking through my papers and found this cool zig zag that reminded me of the bright colors you see in Mexican restaurants. I knew that would be a perfect background for my page.

Digging around in my scraps of paper and fabric I found the paper to cut a black and red heart. Then I found an old package from some jewelry findings and thought that would be perfect for a journal card.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

It’s amazing that once you let your mind go you can come up with something creative.

The foundation paper in this journal page is one of the old letterheads from my husband’s office. I love putting these in my spray box and let the over spray cover them. This page I had a stencil in the box and decided to add color with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

My brother gave me a box of goodies he found at an auction. Some of these items were in the trash and some he purchased for $1 for a large box. I found the 90’s girl in the box and thought it was funny to add I love you more than Tacos in a speech bubble.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

Creating a junk journal is about having fun. That is why I thought I would share Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page as it is funny and it made me laugh.

Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page

I hope you enjoyed my post today about Creating Taco Themed Junk Journal Page.

Make sure to check out the Brutus Monroe Blog.

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.

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Jane Austen Junk Journal

Sharing a Jane Austen Junk Journal made with Calico Collage digital images and items from my stash. This beautiful journal is a perfect gift for the Jane Austen fan in your life.

Jane Austen Junk Journal

The journal measures 5.5 inches wide, 7.25 inches tall and has a 1.75 inch spine. For the cover foundation is canvas over chipboard with cardstock and the digital images sewn on top. Inside are 3 signatures of 11 sheets of paper each for a grand total of 132 pages.

This journal has a tie closure, made with hardware and pink organza ribbon. There are pockets on both the inside front and back cover. A great place to add little notes, in the back pocket is a few extra bits I didn’t use in the journal.

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Watch the flip through video of this Jane Austen Junk Journal below.

Throughout this journal, there are many tuck spots and pockets that hold journal cards. So many journal cards that it makes this journal fat!

There is a tutorial on one of the pages I made using Brutus Monroe Stamps. You can see it over on the Brutus Monroe Blog. Inside are three of these page sets in this Jane Austen Junk Journal.

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Love the Calico Collage images that I used in this Jane Austen Junk Journal. For this junk journal, I used the following downloads

First the Jane Austen, Printable, Journal Kit
Second the Jane Austen, Printable, Digital Tags these look like mason jars
Third the Jane Austen, Printable Ephemera, ATC size journal cards.

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I decided that I wanted to use more fabric in this journal than I have before. Several of the pages have fabric over the edges attached to pages from an old book to make pockets or tuck spots. The texture of the fabric and the paper sewed together makes me happy.

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Most of the Jane Austen Junk Journal has been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. This is my favorite way to add color to blank pages. I don’t use the coffee or tea method to dye paper. I like the bright colors that you can get with the Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Don’t you think these look beautiful?

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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.

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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.

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Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Hello, everyone. Today I’m sharing a Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal that I made for a swap in the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. The Marie Antoinette images are from Calico Collage.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Here are the guidelines we were to follow for our swap journal. This is for a Travelers Notebook size Junk Journal.
Size Requirement: 8.25 by 4.25 and no bigger than 8.5 by 4.5Size Requirement: 8.25 by 4.25 and no bigger than 8.5 by 4.5Minimum Page Requirements:
• 10 pages (folded in half equals 40 pages)
• 2 pockets
• 4 tuck spots
• 4 journaling spots/cards included
• 2 nice pieces of junk (magazine pages, book pages, mop up pages, maps, comic book pages, children’s book pages, etc.)
• 1 envelope
• 2 tags
Cover Requirements: The cover should be decorated and be made of at least cardstock weight paper.

The reason I chose Marie Antoinette because I had a give away on my YouTube for getting to 2500 Subscribers. The winner, Jennifer Russell, loves Marie Antoinette. So I thought I would make two journals and use the same images in both.

Here is a video on How to make a Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

For this journal, I made the embellishments or tags first. Since I knew I had a requirement of what needed to be in the journal I set to making those items first. I love adding sewing to my projects since I started out my crafting journey with sewing my own Barbie doll clothes. Adding scraps of fabric is also something I love to do as well.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Once I had the elements made for the  Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal I started collecting papers for the pages. Selecting papers is a lot of fun! Some of the papers I used: scrapbook paper in 12 x 12 size, coloring book pages, mulberry paper, mop up paper, a page out of a dictionary, notebook paper, copy paper, and a desk calendar.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Time to decorate the Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal pages. Using the MISTI selected a pretty scroll stamp and use Picked Raspberry Distressed Ink. Adding a little pretty touch to the top of each of the pages. Next, used Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists, Black Cherry, and Vintage Pink to add color to the pages in this Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal

Using Aleene’s Tacky glue, adhere the elements to the pages. Some of the elements were attached with washi tape. This is one of my favorite techniques to adding a little flip out element to a junk journal.

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When the pages were completed I then decided on how to create the cover. Using a nice piece of printed cardstock I made the cover to have a flip out. The outside was covered with pieces of a dictionary page, fabric, paper doily, washi tape, lace, ribbon, the Marie Antoinette image, and sewing. On top of all of this was some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist sprinkled to give little dots.

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The Pamphlet stitch is one of my favorite ways to bind a journal and I use Waxed Linen thread and a nice sturdy needle to bind the cover to the pages. The gold ribbon that matched the inside, as well as the cover, was used to tie the journal shut.

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It was fun making this Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal for my swap partner and for Jennifer. I hope that each person enjoys the journals I made.

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but 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 Marie Antoinette TN Junk Journal.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

One of my friends contacted me and asked if I would make a Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal for her. I told her yes I would! Looking through Calico Collage I found the Enchanted Journal Kit that had a few Mermaids and then I did a search on the internet for a couple more images I could use.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

For the cover, I used the Mermaid image from the Calico Collage Enchanted digital journal kit. This was layered on top of a pretty mermaid cardstock. Then I used some Tulip dimensional glitter paint and added sparkle to her. The sea horse is from a stamp set out of the Creative Stamping Magazine from the UK, The Sea View Collection by Sheena Douglass. These images stamp beautifully.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

It was fun to create some journal bling or a journal charm to go with this theme. Digging around in my jewelry making stash I found a few items to use. Visiting the local craft stores I found a letter C to add to the journal charm that I decided to make into a bracelet. She can leave it on the journal or take it off and wear the bracelet if she chooses.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal measures 8.25 tall by 4.25 when closed and has 18 sheets of paper for a total of 72 pages to use.

Here is a flip through video of the Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

Since she said, Mermaids, shells and the ocean I went to work collecting things to make the journal. Using a couple of stamp sets that had a Mermaid Images was fun to create little journal cards.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

While out shopping at the Dollar Tree I found these really cool sea themed stickers. I love how they shift to another image when you tilt them.

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Love adding coloring book pages and found a few that fit the theme for this Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal.

This time around I decided to add some fold out or flip out pages. I wanted this Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal to be pretty and useful for her.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Another technique I tried was using small jute to tie items into the journal. I think it gives that sea feel to the elements. I also like using cheese cloth that was sprayed with Tattered Angles Glimmer mists. It reminds me of nets.

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Most of the pages have been sprayed with Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists. Several of the pages were stamped with a starfish and Tim Holtz Distressed Ink.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

This Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal is full of lots of tuck spots and pockets. It was fun looking around for elements to add to this journal.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

Looking for a custom made junk journal? Then feel free to connect with me through my Facebook page. I’ll be glad to work on a custom journal for you.

Mermaid Travelers Notebook Junk Journal

If you haven’t checked out the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group, please do so. Of course, you are welcome to join the Friendly Junk Journal People Facebook group. At the moment it is a small group, but 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. Follow me on Instagram for updates that may not be shared on my blog.

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

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

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Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

It is day 31 of my challenge #junkjournaljuly and I’m here to show you How to make a Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal. Using muslin fabric printed with Calico Collage Digital image from Flowers and Lace and using Vol 1 and Vol 2 of the same digital kit for the pages and elements. I will share how I made this journal with a video of the process.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

The Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal measures about 5.5 inches wide by 7.75 inches tall with a 1.75 inch spine. There are three signatures of 10 sheets each for a total of 120 pages. Lots of room to record memories in this journal.

Supplies Used to make the Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

  • Calico Collage Flowers and Lace Journal kits Vol 1 & Vol 2
    Calico Collage Flower Mason jar Tags Freebie
    Bleached Muslin
    Flower print fabric
    Flat lace
    Freezer paper
    Tim Holtz Distressed Inks, Picked Raspberry
    Cricut picket fence gate image
    Digital Vintage flower images
    Ribbon
    Fabric Scraps
    Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist
    Sewing Machine
    MISTI, I use this to stamp on the pages in the same spot so it is consistent.
    Old Book pages
    Maps, coloring book pages, notebook paper, graph paper, scrapbook paper, paper doily, various scraps of paper.
    Fiskar Scissors
    Book Binders cradle – mine is home made
    Fiskars cutting mat
    Book Binders Needles
    Awl
    Bone Folder
    Waxed Linen Thread
    Aleene’s Tacky Glue
    Flower lace trim, I found this at Hobby Lobby in the clearance. Score for me!
    Hole punch
    Handmade journal charm
    Martha Stewart Butterfly punch

Video of how to make Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal.

To begin making this Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal I used bleached muslin fabric and freezer paper. I cut a piece of fabric and then iron it to the shiny side of the freezer paper.  Next using a rotary cutter and a cutting mat I trim the new fabric paper to fit inside my printer at 8.50 inches by 11 inches.

In my photo editing software, I edit the Calico Collage image I want to use for the cover and crop it down to just the image without the text. Then I set my computer to print on my inkjet printer. I have found that it is better to print on this new fabric paper soon or make sure to store it in a way that it won’t get damaged. As the new fabric paper will fray around the edges and you will need to trim these threads before printing.

Once the fabric has dried for a while I usually print and set it aside to dry for 10 to 30 minutes. If you try to use it too soon the ink will smear. Peel the freezer paper from the back Or leave it in place until you cut the page to the size needed for the project as the paper will help it to be easier to cut on some paper cutters.

Prepare the cover by covering it with fabric. I use Aleene’s Tacky glue to hold the fabric in place and then sewed a zig zag stitch around the edges to finish.

The inside cover is scrapbook paper. I find that I love to use printed paper for the inside, but sometimes the thin scrapbook paper isn’t enough. It might be necessary to add cardstock to the inside.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

One of my favorite things to do in my journal is adding pockets. These could be made with the actual page by folding up the bottom and sewing down the sides, or it could be making a pocket out of paper and gluing to the page. I think it adds interest to the pages.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

For this journal, I decided to try cutting apart the pages and rearranging. On the photo below I cut the lace portion out of the center of the page and added it over an old book page then attached to the edge of the page to make a double pocket or tuck spot.

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The left over piece was attached to one of my mop up pages and the new pocket covers the area where I cut the page.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Adding scraps of paper to the pages is something else I enjoy doing. I’ve been lucky to have several friends give me scraps that I can use and I have a few of my own from making quilts. I think it adds a bit of softness to the journal. Don’t you?

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Love the Calico Collage images. The colors and images are so beautiful. When I use one of the kits I try not to cover up the beautiful work that was created on the pages.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

The beautiful Flower Mason Jar tags are a Freebie from Calico Collage. These are a perfect addition to this journal.

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When all of the pages have been completed for this Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal bind to the cover using waxed linen thread.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Select a length of lace or ribbon and wrap around the journal and tie into a bow. Then on the spine of this journal I glued a pretty flower chiffon trim with Aleene’s Tacky glue. I just love how soft and pretty this looks. Using a small hole punch I added a hole at the top of the spine so that I could attach the journal bling I made.

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal

Doesn’t the fabric cover look beautiful? I love how a fabric cover feels in my hands. It is so easy to print on fabric for junk journals. My hope is now that you have seen how to make a Flowers and Lace Fabric Cover Junk Journal you will make your own.

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