Monday, 6 May 2013

Junk Journaling

Images by Crowabout Studio B at Deviantscrap.com

So, how much fun can you have making a junk journal? I can tell you, it's a whole lot of fun! I enjoyed making this journal so, so much. I made my covers from recycled corrugated cardboard, and then made inside pages from a variety of things: Cereal boxes, food packaging, acetate pockets, clothing tags, business envelopes ... you name it, it's in there.

I used a Tim Holtz die to cut a tab and added the word 'junk' using my vintage typewriter:


I put some of my new-found doodling skills to use on my background. Did you spot the colour wheel? I LOVE colour wheels, and have long admired wonderful journal pages by Mary as she adds them to her pages all the time. I also recently spotted some on Danielle Daniel's fabulous blog too. I even have a Pinterest board just for colour wheels :-))

I wanted my journal to be spiral bound (*Smash* style), but then I covered the binding with Claudine Hellmuth's sticky back canvas (after decorating it, of course):


Here are some of the internal pages ... all a work-in-progress:


Some clothing tags are fabulous and far too nice to throw away... I added some of mine to a page after decorating with stamps by Tim Holtz, and Invoke Arts:


I added an acetate pocket (one of those clear bags you can use to present your hand-made cards in!) for all of my useful collectibles, and also added a recycled business envelope. I love the way it has 'private' written on it LOL!


I decided to scan some of my previous journal backgrounds and use them as new backgrounds in my junk journal:



And I also scanned and used some of my doodled faces from my Art Doodle Love book (by Dawn DeVries Sokol):





And finally, just to give you an idea of size, here's a cheeky pic of me holding my new junk journal!


I'll be teaching this project at The Craft Den (Sheffield,UK) in a couple of weeks. Anyone fancy joining us? See *here* for all the details. If you are coming along to that class, don't forget to bring some junk along with you ... cardboard, cereal boxes, clothing tags, tickets, old envelopes, etc etc!)

Byee for now :-)




25 comments:

  1. Love Love Love it! Your pages always make me smile.

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  2. that looks such fun Kate!

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  3. That looks like a lot of fun.
    Liefs, Melanie

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  4. So cheeky, Kate. :) Love it as always! -S

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  5. Hi Kate, your cook is gorgeous, I love it.....Might just have a go myself......Wish I was nearer Sheffield so that I could take your class........I'm sure it'll be a roaring success....Love S xx

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  6. The journal.is.just fab Kate

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  7. very very very cool......

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  8. Oh now i have to find some spare time to make me one of those. Thanks for the post Kate, i love it.

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  9. Just fantastic Kate, wow all that woek, it looks such fun. Debbiex

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  10. Love love love it!!!!!! Will have to make myself one of these, thought I was doing well making a journal from scrap DP's!!! Love the bright funky colours on your backgrounds & your doodled faces are just fab!!! Hugs Juls xxx

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  11. Love it and everything that's in it!

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  12. Oh my goodness. I love it! And using copies of your own artwork is a great idea.
    Thanks for following me on twitter too! I feel very special now!!

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  13. Wonderful and fun book! I like the way you covered the binding, very cool!

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  14. Love this journal, and your color wheel...there is something so appealing to me about them...can't seem to stop painting them! :)

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  15. I just love the colours, wonderful!

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  16. Oh Kate! I love your journal, very, very beautiful work!

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  17. Whoop! I'm coming! Booked this a couple of months ago for my sister and me. So looking forward to meeting you and doing this class. Now to start gathering!

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  18. Whoop! Whoop! I'm coming to that class! I booked it a couple of months ago for my sister and me. So looking forward to meeting you and doing this class. Better get collecting!

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  19. I just LOVE your junk journal and enjoyed seeing the many different pages! LOVE seeing the book on the easel and the best was the cheeky pic of you and the journal! LOVED seeing the size! Great post!

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  20. WOW,your junk book looks fab,beautiful colors and backround, i love it to much,its very fun.

    Hugs Jeannette

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  21. It looks absolutely fab! what a great way to recycle

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  22. Fab book Kate.....am thinking a junk/duct tape book might be a fun idea:)

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  23. Love love this- I have wanted to make a junk journal for ages- just need to get on it!!! Great idea covering the spiral with canvas!

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  24. Looks totally stunning!! Wish I had the time and the ideas to do something only remotely as beautiful as that ... Suzanne

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  25. Oh this is lovely, I made one with watercolour papers, old maps and vintage book pages but I never even thought of scanning in my own backgrounds....thanks for the inspiration.

    Kyla

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