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« on: April 12, 2017 04:27:17 AM »

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Swap name: Junk Journals




*** FYI - there is a lot of info here.  please read it all and ask questions either in this thread or PM me!
Craftster member who is organizing this swap: geekgirl1000100
Sign-up date range: April 12 - April 21
Date to send item by: May 22

Limited to a certain number of people? (optional): no

Restricted to people who all live in the same country? NO

Additional Age requirement?

Swap Organizer himself/herself meets these conditions:
- Has fully read the Swap Info Guide: YES
- Has successfully completed two swaps as a participant: YES
- Is not organizing more than three swaps right now: YES
- Will recruit a co-organizer or give all details to a Swap Moderator if this swap has more than 25 participants: YES
- Is at least 18 years old: YES

Swap Organizer will check each participant to make sure they meet these conditions:
- Has been a member for at least one month: YES
- Has posted at least 15 times: YES
- Has completed one swap successfully before signing up for multiple swaps at a time: YES
- Is not currently signed up for more than five swaps: YES
- Does not have any negative feedback: YES
- Participant has agreed that he/she is at least 16 years old: YES
- If within the US, understands that Delivery Confirmation number is required for this swap: YES
- If outside the US, understands that a mailing receipt copy is required for this swap: YES

Details of swap:

Previous Gallery: Mini Junk Journals

*** Disclaimer - I will do my best to partner people up according to themes but shipping requirements, allergies and number of participants may make it difficult to come up with perfect partnering!

- This swap is for a junk journal,  You will make your partner a junk journal that is between these sizes:
6 x 9 in <==> 152 x 229 mm
up to
8.5 x 11 in <==> 216 x 279 mm
with a front cover, 20 sheets (that would be 20 fronts, 20 backs, so if you numbered them with page numbers they would number 1-40), and then a back cover.  The sheets can be sewn into signatures or not depending on how you are binding the journal.
- Half the sheets should be embellished.  This could be stamped, or with ribbon/lace, pockets, tags, brads, hanging bookmarks, borders, etc.
- The other half do not need to be embellished but would need to be some sort of decorative or otherwise designed paper (not just plain printing paper), Examples of things you can use: old calendar pages/images, magazine pages, junk mail envelopes, paint chips,paper bags, book pages, playing cards, greeting cards, yellow mailing envelopes, ziploc baggies, postcards or pasteboard packaging that have been gessoed/painted over, gelli printed pages, and other interesting but not bought (i.e. scrapbook) items.    (you CAN use scrapbook type items but it is NOT required)
- Then bind it in some way.  The simplest is punching holes and just using O rings and you can decorate them with ribbons and such so they don't look so plain. But you could do any sort of binding you like.

This swap is just for the book with pages.  You would not do any actual journaling in it.  The recipient would use if for their own purposes.

here are some reference materials.  

some example pics:
https://artfrommysoul.wordpress.com/tag/junk-journal/
http://jazzycreations.blogspot.com/2013/06/vintage-tiny-junk-journal-photos-and.html
https://artfrommysoul.wordpress.com/2013/06/01/my-junk-journal/

and some sites with instructions (although the second one looks like she included some actual journal writings which we wouldn't do
http://weekly.craftsnthings.com/issues/v2/i81/cntw-c.html
https://stampington.com/blog/2014/09/11/mini-junk-journal-project-guest-artist-lindsay-ostrom/

Sample video
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=ILzG-yugqMc

A video tutorial series
steps 1 - 3 are mostly about cutting paper and gathering materials.  She uses a lot of store-bought, pre-made stuff.  That is not necessary.  junk journals can be made out of, well junk Smiley  I would check other sites out for types of ephemera other people use.  Probably you could skip steps 1-3 and still have a good idea what she did.
step 1 - about cutting paper and covers
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=f84PHdXlXlY
step 2 - about gathering embellishments.  she does mostly/exclusively flat decorated journals, but you don't have to be limited to flat items.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=JIu3hyAw5kY
step 3 - gathering inks and stamps to use
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=NGOQ0g3RKZE
step 4 - starting to put it all together - flips through her pages and shows where she inked/stamped, added pockets, dictionary pages, etc.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=_iUflsbZ_xo
step 5 - final step on putting it together - adding final embellishments and binding. again she keeps it fairly flat. she binds with 0 rings.  and shows how to fancy up the look of the orings
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=45IEeUYjcvE

a picture guide
mini junk journal
https://stampington.com/blog/2014/09/11/mini-junk-journal-project-guest-artist-lindsay-ostrom/

binding tutorial
You can use any binding you want.  The easiest appears to be punching holes and using 0-rings. Here is a link for coptic stitch.  This is where you would have to make "signatures", basically you'd make long pages and fold them in half and then sew them together.
http://www.tortagialla.com/2010/08/16/chain-or-coptic-stitch-bookbinding-tutorial/

A really good step by step picture guide on sewing signatures and binding
http://are-you-flowin.blogspot.ca/2012/01/make-your-own-long-stitch-bound-journal.html

More tips
http://www.vintagejunkjournals.com/junk-journal-tutorial.html

If you want to participate, information to send to organizer:

QUESTIONNAIRE TO ANSWER:
Name of swap
Craftster username
Email address
Your real name
Mailing address including the country
Would you be willing to ship to an address outside your own country?
Confirm that are at least 16 years old: (YES/NO)

What allergens are in your house?
What allergies do you have?

*** general note about themes: if you list a very specific theme, it's likely your partner may not have that much in the way of paper-related items/emphemera in that theme.  It's best to keep any themes (if you want a theme) generic and open.

Is there anything/theme you would NOT want to have in your junk journal (colors, types of ephemera, themes, religion, etc)
Is there anything/theme you'd espcially like to see (shabby chic, vintage, steampunk, cutesy, etc)
Is there anything/theme you'd espcially like to make?

*** For partnering purposes I will be looking at shipping preferences and allergies first and foremost.  
If at all possible I will take the following questions into consideration:
Keeping in mind the swap is for a journal that is 6x9 inches to 8.5x11 inches, do you have a size preference?  
Do you have a preference on what size journal you make?

Anything else you want your partner to know?  pinterest link, etc?

IF YOU WANT TO PARTICIPATE, REMEMBER TO SEND YOUR INFO TO ORGANIZER VIA PRIVATE MESSAGE AND NOT TO REPLY WITH IT HERE.


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« Reply #1 on: April 12, 2017 04:28:26 AM »

Participants:

1. geekgirl1000100
2. SonjaBoo
3. Sharalee
4. LovelyMiss
5. stellato_escuro
6. Sinjah
7. stefaniegk
8. Wulf



Partners:
geekgirl1000100 <--> Wulf
LovelyMiss <--> stellato_escuro
SonjaBoo <--> Sinjah
Sharalee <--> stefaniegk
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« Reply #2 on: April 12, 2017 11:45:55 AM »

Oh boy! I have to get in on this one. I'll be sending in my info tonight! Cheesy
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« Reply #3 on: April 13, 2017 04:40:24 PM »

I'll get my questionnaire in, in a day or so. This will be lots of fun!

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« Reply #4 on: April 15, 2017 04:52:16 PM »

I'll definitely be signing up!  The mini round last year was fabulous! Smiley
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« Reply #5 on: April 16, 2017 09:18:40 PM »

I plan on signing up tomorrow! I could use a new journal, and I would also love to make one. Smiley
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« Reply #6 on: April 17, 2017 09:18:36 AM »

I sent my questionnaire  in. This will be so fun.&#128518; I loved the last one we had. Can't wait for partners! &#128521;

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« Reply #7 on: April 17, 2017 07:14:43 PM »

I sent my questionnaire last night!  I have been saving a pile of junky treasures since the last round, and can't wait to get started. Smiley
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« Reply #8 on: April 17, 2017 08:24:27 PM »

I have not done this one before, but now that I have sent in my survey, I am SUPER excited. Cheesy
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« Reply #9 on: April 19, 2017 04:20:53 PM »

I missed the mini round last time, and was bitter about it. Angry I've had a pile of junk journal ingredients growing for several months - maybe I should share it. Cheesy

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