Free Junk Journal Cards

Upcycle junk paper sentiments added

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. And I get free junk journal cards for my efforts!

While you can buy beautiful readymade cards and tags for your journals, it’s much more eco-friendly to make your own from junk cardboard.

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. These were roughly cut to journalling card size.

Free journal cards from painted packaging
Free journal cards from painted packaging

Next I stencilled in contrasting colours on the backgrounds, using a wedge makeup sponge.

Stencilled packaging
Stencilled packaging

Scribbling and doodling with paint pens and permanent markers enhanced the surfaces even more.

I pasted lined paper on the backs for journalling.

Journalling cards sentiments

Upcycle junk paper sentiments added
Upcycle junk paper sentiments added

Lastly, I glued words cut from a mail order catalogue to form some motivational sentiments on each card. Also, I wrote other words with paint pens.

Unique free junk journal cards

So, from a few empty medicine packets I ended up with a bunch of freedjunk journal cards. What a great way to use trash cardboard and leftover paint from your palette.

I have had many careers in my 70+ years, but always creativity was at the forefront. I am passionate about using less and wasting less. I love design, painting, decorating, and now I am combining all that into making junk journals. Creating is like breathing for me!

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