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