It ain’t easy being green!

Kermit didn’t know about upcycling junk paper into beautiful journals! How much junk paper do you throw into your garbage bin or recycle bin each collection day? Where does it all come from? There’s packaging from foods, from medications, from cleaning products. What about the flyers from local shops that fill our letterboxes? Do...

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How I use one of my own journals

I thought I would tell you about a little journal two of my friends gave me the makings of. It started with a bundle of cards with sayings on them which Marsha thought typified me. Denise then came along with a book that had flamingos in it, and a pen to match. So my...

Marker Text

Writing in Junk Journals – 7 Tips

How do you use the pages in a junk journal that have printed matter on them already? Junk journals are often made with recycled or upcycled materials and a mix of paper types, such as tissue paper, vintage book pages, old documents, and junk mail. Many people ask how do you use these pages if...

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Free Junk Journal Tags

Following on from my gluing scrap strips to junk cardboard to make tags I have been painting and stencilling on more trash cardboard and packaging. Surface design on the cardboard pieces Starting with a couple of acrylic paint colours from a current painting, I painted the surface of the cards which were roughly cut...

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