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Topic: Junk Journal-along 2019 - Let's keep on making books!  (Read 17487 times)
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« Reply #20 on: November 06, 2016 07:54:06 AM »

"Hey! How did I miss this craft-along?" I thought. Then I looked at the date - oh yeah, I missed a lot of August and September. But 2016 isn't over yet, and I do have a pile of stuff waiting to be made into a journal. Let's see how I do in a week or so once I get caught up on the rest of my most pressing UFOs!

Craftylittlemonkey, you never do make only one of anything, do you? I was just looking at your 5 sock monkeys and now a whole table of junk journals! I love the idea of small journals for kids to write in day-by-day. They'll lose interest in them as soon as they're done, but if you scoop them up and store them away, they'll one day be their greatest treasures!


« Reply #21 on: November 12, 2016 06:03:57 PM »

I keep making books but these were for a swap. Finished size is about 6" x 6".

Cover made from grocery bag, you can see that I did use my Crop-A-Dile and grommets on the spine. Label is from Target Dollar Spot.

The inside cover is a half sheet of scrapbook paper - I did glue the grocery bag and scrapbook paper together but left the edges glue-free for sewing.

Pages include lots of scraps and junk from my arty endeavors - painted papers, atlas pages, scrapbook paper, tags and other goodies from Daiso and other dollar stores/clearance sections of craft stores, envelopes and even a plastic page protector cut in half.
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« Reply #22 on: November 12, 2016 06:18:45 PM »

So it's easier for me to work in multiples so here is the second (and the 3rd and 4th are still in progress!)

You can see that I used many of the same elements in the books - that's why it's better to make in groups of two or four - when you rip something in half - you can make two pages! Also used calendar pages and
advertisement flyers. I'm wary of decorating too much - I want the receiver to be able to decide if they will write in it, glue or paint the pages.

Now I need to finish the other two!
« Reply #23 on: December 02, 2016 03:19:57 PM »

Painted a bunch of paper today with coffee (it was the featured medium in the art room today) - vellum, a map, construction paper, envelopes, file folders and more. I will attempt a coffee-themed book for a friend. I have a stencil (Crafter's Workshop, I think) with cups and mugs so that will feature also in the design.

Will paint some scrapbook paper tonight also - not sure how that will look.
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« Reply #24 on: December 02, 2016 03:22:57 PM »

Your books look great. Love the little bunny person place holder, so cute!

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« Reply #25 on: December 08, 2016 04:12:17 AM »

Oh man, I am just finding this craftalong! I definitely have some projects to share. Will try to take some pics when I go home tonight.

« Reply #26 on: December 08, 2016 10:46:23 AM »

No worries - I plan to continue this next year/month. I'll change the name after Xmas.
« Reply #27 on: December 17, 2016 12:44:18 AM »

I love all the inspiration! I have a couple of 70's cook books that I have started to covert to journal form. I've just removed pages at this point, so nothing really to see yet. I hope to have them going after the holidays Wink I always love journals, but never really commit to making them or using them. So one of my goals for 2017 is to actually finish stuff and try new techniques! I've been scouring YouTube for inspiration and was inspired by LittleRavenInk. Her art isn't really my style, but I like her videos.

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« Reply #28 on: January 02, 2017 11:11:41 AM »

Got all of my papers organized for the new year!  This area of my craft room is just for junk journal making!


« Reply #29 on: January 02, 2017 08:54:36 PM »

I'm working on getting organized, but here is the book/journal I'm working on!
A 1970's cook book!


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