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).
Antique Postcards Altered Book
Inspired by some vintage stationery, the antique postcards and paper pack make this journal very appealing
Butterfly Blue inside cover
A very pretty junk journal inspired by some leftover paper from another project
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.
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!
Junk journals are also known as eco-journals.
Former quilt artist, now a painter having a great time creating art!
For more than thirty years, I have been teaching (make that enthusing) people about making quilts, and am now retired!
And now I make art every day!