Junk journals made with mostly new materials are the most popular type. They are favourite junk journals for more people than trashy junk journals are.

People make or buy them for gifts, or to celebrate special occasions. If you search online for most popular junk journals, you will find many pages devoted to this favourite junk journal style.

Mostly new materials

Usually a junk journal uses many upcycled papers, but not these books.

These popular journals are constructed with almost all new materials, or from an altered vintage book. They often include tea- or coffee-dyed papers, along with beautifully handmade pockets and tuck spots.

It’s easy to see why these are the most popular junk journals. They are beautiful, usable, with absolute attention to detail.

Cover Ladies and Roses
Ladies and Roses, an altered book with many new materials.

See inside some of these most popular journals

YouTube videos are a wealth of information about junk journals. There are tutorials and walkthroughs of these most popular junk journals from all over the world.

Gayle Agostinelli makes amazing altered book junk journals. Furthermore, Gayle is one of my favorite YouTubers.

Again, the size of these junk journals range from micro, mini or A4. They vary in style, colour and theme. From Boho to Vintage style, they delight everyone.

My own popular junk journal type

This is an altered book junk journal. It features a paper collection called “Scrap Studio” by Kaisercraft. I used some vintage materials, but most of the ephemera is new.

Altered vintage book “Antique Postcards”, a favourite junk journal