Tuesday, December 13, 2011

a look into my workshop - making junque journals

my junque journal
If you've been watching my Etsy shop, 
you'll see that I have something new for sale.  
To me, a junk journal is like a diary, 
where you use everyday ephemera along with words and illustrations.  
I've enjoyed the junque journal I made for myself, 
so I thought others would enjoy them too.    

These are the two I finished last weekend:

What I did was take a composition notebook (it has 100 pages of lined sheets), and glued decorative paper on the covers and on some of the interior pages.  I added gesso to a few pages, so people could see that you can paint in the journal without any problems.  To give the journals their own flavor, I added ribbons and flowers in different ways.  I punched holes in the cover of the journal on the left and attached two flowers there.  With the journal on the right, I glued one flower to a long ribbon, for the owner to use as a bookmark.  I didn't know how much I loved ribbon until I started working with it!  

In the picture below are some supplies for the next junque journal I plan to make.  I've already glued paper to the cover - my theme.      

Do you have a favorite color or theme? 
Let me make you a journal for your everyday life.  
Writing and expressing yourself using art is a great release of pressure.  
And a nice memento for the future.  
Art journaling is loads of fun, and like my Ning group says, "It's all good!"


7 comments:

hopeandjoyhome said...

Very cool! I have a couple that I have gotten as far as covering them in vintage wallpaper, then there they sat. I need to finish them!

Judy Nolan said...

The possibilities with junque journals are endless. I'm glad you're having so much fun with this!

Splendid Little Stars said...

I love the idea of junque journals!

BeadedTail said...

They look like fun to make and fun to write in every day! I'm glad you are enjoying the process so much too!

Rose said...

These are such a fun idea! I look forward to seeing your new ideas. I love that you can customize this any way you want or your customers want.

Kathleen said...

Very fun creations - and what a wonderful way to encourage others to be creative.

memoriesforlifescrapbooks said...

What fun! This is right up my alley...just like scrapbooking, but messier :)

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