|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!"