Hello friends, hope your week is going well. As more than half of you who commented on my previous post
requested a tutorial for the corner pockets, here you are:
First of all, a little reminder of how such a pocket can fit into a junk journal:
The journal I am making right now is Midori size (roughly 4 x 8" each side, so the actual pages are 8 x 8" folded in half), but of course a pocket like this can fit in any size journal, or indeed on the inside or even outside of a card.
1. Start with an A4 sized piece of paper ( more or less 8.5 / 11 for my American visitors).
I used tea dyed printer paper, but you can obviously use any kind of paper or thin card.
2.Fold the paper in half length wise
3. Fold one side down to form a triangle. The open side needs to be at the top.
4. Cut along the side as shown in the photo below. With the paper left over you can make one more corner pocket, plus a decorated envelope if you wish.
5. Lift one corner and fold it back on itself, this will create the pocket.
As you can see in the photo, the bottom is open, but so is the long diagonal side, which will form the actual pocket.
6. You now need to close the bottom and loose flap. This can either be glued, or as I decided to do, sewn.
7. Time to decorate and if you want a vintage look, ink the edges.
8. Gather some bits and pieces to add, here is what I used: A piece of lace, half a doily, some cheese cloth and a medallion made with the Tim Holtz 3D impresslets and a tiny little flower.
9. Now all you need to do is put it all together.
Here you can see it with the two journaling cards I plan to keep inside.I coloured my medallion with Distress Oxide Inks to match the l I fitted mine on the right side of my journal, but if you turn it 90 degrees clockwise you can fit it on the left. If you don't glue the whole back side to your journal page, put just put a thin line of glue along the two short sides, you then have a double pocket.
Well, there you have it, hope it all made sense and happy crafting!