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No Sew Junk Journal

Hello Everyone!

In a few months my husband and I will be taking a short trip to Las Vegas! It will be nice to get away and have a small vacation. Since I was so excited I decided to create a no sew junk journal to put all the tickets and postcards and other goodies in. 

I used an old text book as the base and added some fabulous purple Elvis fabric and glitter paper for the spine

Las Vegas junk journal
Las Vegas junk journal

For the papers inside I used Vegas maps, glitter paper, holographic papers, and other random paper I had in my stash. It was fun to pull out some fun papers and adhere them into to the book in preparation for my trip. 

Las Vegas junk journal
Las Vegas junk journal

What junk journals have your created for your travels? 


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How to Create a Junk Journal

Hello Everyone!

Junk journals are all the over the internet right now! I have always loved junk journals and I want to show you how I create mine. 

I use my journals to try out new products or when I go on vacation I like to take my journal and fill it with all the goodies I find along the way like tickets and postcards. 

Junk Journal
Junk Journal

These are so much to make with a vintage pattern. I add all kinds of emphrema and washi tape and bits and bobs from my studio. 

Junk Journal
Junk Journal

For the binding I like to stitch the side, but you can use a long stapler if you want. I add a ribbon to keep it all together.

Junk Journal
Junk Journal

These are so much to make and I like to take mine everywhere!

If you try it out let me know how it works for you. 

 

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Art Journal from Junk Mail

Hello Everyone!

It is that time of year when all the junk mail comes to your house. I recycle what I can, but sometimes it is just too pretty to throw away. So I save it.

And that is were the problem comes in, I have a stack of junk mail that needs to be dealt with, so I turned a few pieces into art journals.

This is just the tutorial on how I created the art journal, if you want to see what I did to the inside let me know in the comments and I will show you the art (when I am finished with it, lol)

Here is the video tutorial:

 

So what you do is start with really great junk mail. I had one from Capital One and Tiffany’s. Side note: I have only been to Tiffany’s once and I bought the cheapest pair of earrings there about 10 years ago and I still get their mailers, lol. And their mailers are beautiful!

art journal from junk mail

Once you decided on what you want to alter grab some gesso. I used white, black and clear. The black is fun so I can use some light colors, it breaks up the book. I also added clear gesso over some of the images, that way I keep the image but the page is prepped to take all sorts of mediums.

art journal from junk mail

The cover of the Tiffany book is so pretty and festive! This will be my holiday 2017 art journal. When looking for junk mail to make into an art journal look for mailers that have slightly thicker paper. If it is too thin then the pages will buckle and it won’t hold up.


art journal from junk mail

The white gesso didn’t cover all the images completely, but that is ok, I will fill the page with other art and it won’t get in the way. But if you want the image to be completely gone, the add a few layers.

I left some words uncovered, I thought they we fun and it will help me start the page.

art journal from junk mail

art journal from junk mail

The Capital One mailer was a great size and it will be fun to do more landscape journal pages. I kept the images and some words, and it makes for a great starting point.

art journal from junk mail

art journal from junk mail

 

It was a lot of fun to prep my new art journals. What piece of junk mail do you have that is too beautiful to recycle? And did you just keep it or did you re purpose it?

 

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