I hope your week is going well. I am having fun playing along with a Youtube Turorial on Treasure Books. This lady makes wonderful art and I thought I would make a smaller version of a Traditional Junk Journal to use up some of my “JUNK”
You will find the Tutorial that I followed “HERE” I just adjusted to what I wanted to make. I didn’t cut the box up or stitch it together. I used a smaller biscuit box, then did a background technique for the cover using baking paper and paint. I then just embellished the front. I added jumbo eyelets and used seam binding to keep it closed. I went with elastic to bind it instead of sewing in the page signatures!!
Above I have added some photos of the finished journal so you can see the different types of “JUNK” I added to it, the binding and the closure.
These are so much fun to make out of junk. the types of stuff I added was puzzle page, a couple of cards, lined coffee stained papers, magazine pages, a couple of Daphne’s Diary mag pages, music sheet, book page, vellum, a couple of calendar pages, white paper bags, lined notepaper, a couple of encyclopedia pages, watercolour paper, brown paper, storybook pages, couple of junk mail flyers, envelopes and handmade paper. You can add anything you like 🙂
I will be adding stuff to this one and showing you my Inspiration Journal very soon so stay tuned!!