What is a Junk Journal?

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A junk journal, sometimes called a  trashy junk journal, is full of materials that mostly would not be considered ‘good’ paper, such as advertising materials (junk mail, flyers, catalogues).
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Antique Postcards Altered Book
Inspired by some vintage stationery, the antique postcards and paper pack make this journal very appealing
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Butterfly Blue inside cover
A very pretty junk journal inspired by some leftover paper from another project
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It's A Dog's Life inside page
My friend gave me a cute calendar with Seeing Eye Dogs in training on each month. It's such a fun journal.

What do you use them for, these journals?

You can write in them, paint in them, glue pictures in them, make lists. Some papers may need to be prepared with gesso or collage before art materials can be used on them. my garden dreams interactive pages

I make journals with you in mind

There’s places for you to pop in torn out pictures or articles from magazines. You’ll find blank pages or tags where you can quickly write your thoughts. There are even secret pockets to write information only you can know! Butterfly Blue inside cover Junk journals are also known as eco-journals.

Truly, a green craft!

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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