When designing a junk journal, the maker chooses a style or category from some of the many design genres of junk journals to model the journal around.
Note: The following list is not comprehensive.
Many junk journals fall into these categories:
- Little Golden Book
- Shabby Chic
- Trashy (my favourite)
Based around a flower or flowers.
Extremely popular in online junk journal circles, anything from the natural world features. Butterflies are a recurring theme in my work.
Little Golden Book™
People are making journals using damaged or discarded Little Golden Book™ children’s books. Although these journals are for adults to use, they are nostalgic reminders of one’s childhood.
Self explanatory styles which vary from person to person, age group to age group.
Unicorns anyone? Perhaps fairies or angels?
Vintage junk journals remain one of the most popular categories of junk journals ever. Below is a video from Gayle Agostinelli who is one of my favourite YouTubers. Love her stuff!
There are many versions of this perennial favourite style online. Featuring pale colours, laces, ribbons, very feminine, ever in fashion.
My first junk journal ever was a trashy style of junk journal. Of course, I was unaware that it was even in a style. I have since made several in this category of junk journal. I just love making them.