Antique Postcards is a junk journal which uses patterned paper from a stack called Antique Essentials by Kaisercraft. The imagery is vintage postcards and roses.
On the cover is this printable from The Graphics Fairy It’s both a vintage postcard and a rose image, therefore was perfect for my junk journal.
Printables for backgrounds
Instead of plain paper or coffee dyed pages, I like to print page sized images to use. The rose on music page below is one such page.
Here you see the printable used in my junk journal, Ladies and Roses:
Paper I prefer for printables
I use three types of paper for my printables:
- plain copy paper for page backgrounds
- matte photo paper for images like the cover images above
- sticker paper for images that I ‘fussy cut’
If an inkjet printer is used, you need to treat printed images with a fixative like Krylon™. Spraying over a printable, once the ink is dry, helps to preserve it and prevent smudging. (It’s important to do this outside or in a well ventilated area.)
Printables improve my junk journals
My journals benefit greatly from the different printables that are available online. They are livelier, prettier, and more interesting. Here’s some places to source imagery for your junk journals.