Sunday, 8 July 2018

Junk Journal part one

Hello friends, I hope your week is starting off well.
I am busy working on my latest junk journal, and thought it would be best to show it in stages. So today just the cover and some of the many embellishments I have been making for it.
Here first of all is the cover. Those of you who follow me on Instagram will have seen this already as I posted it there a few days ago.
Here you can see both the front and the back:
I made the journal using the Eileen Hull Journal die which makes a Midori sized journal, one of the sizes I love for journals. I used paints (on a die cut cut from black mount board), washi, some ripped card, enbossed with Tim Holtz 3D embossing folder, and some embellishment made with his new 3D Sizzlets cut and emboss dies. I absolutely love these, they are so versatile.
Below a photo of the inside:
On the right I made a deep pocket, a place to keep ephemera, journaling cards etc, etc.

I am making three insert, all with tea dyed papers, but will show you that some other time.
Today just some photos of some of the numerous tags, pockets, tug spots and altered paperclips etc.
Exceptionally I actually used a downloadable journaling kit, something I normally never do, but when I found this shop on Etsy, I could not resist, and she even makes kits in TN (Travelers Notebook/Midori) size...
Corner pockets and little envelopes. There are a ton of tutorials on youtube on how to make things like this. I watched quite a few of them, but then did my own thing. If you are interested in a tutorial on these, let me know in the comments and I will do one.

Loads of tags to insert in the pockets of course.

And journaling cards

Finally my favourite thing to do:
Altered paperclips. If you want to know how to do these, my lovely Ozzy friend Margaret from Margyz Paper Games, just did a brilliant tutorial on how to make these and I made mine in a very similar way.
Here are two of my favourites. The images for these were from another lovely Etsy shop

Well, that's it for part one, I'll show you part 2 and probably 3 at some other time. Meanwhile, thanks for your visit today like always and happy creating!!


Patty O'Malley said...

What a fabulous junk journal, Astrid! I absolutely love the cover and the assortment of inserts you made to add inside. The little envelopes and paper clips are amazing. I am so intimidated to try this but I love what you made. Would love a tutorial on those little items you made as well. Perhaps, I will get the courage to give it a go!

Valerie-Jael said...

Fabulous vintage journal! Valerie

froebelsternchen said...

This is so precious and all so beautiful made - what a fantastic project!
You cannot fail to be impressed by it!
Of course I would appreciate a tutorial on those lovely little items!
Hugs, Susi

Rita said...

Love these so much Astrid. They certainly hold the vintage theme of You journal perfectly. I'd love it if you did a tutorial. XxI got the XL Journal die from Annie for my birthday. Xxx

Kate Yetter said...

A beautiful journal, Astrid. I love the little envelopes with the vintage touches. I have this journal die but have yet to actually finish one of them. I love yours and can't wait to see the finished piece.

Meggymay said...

Wow the covers of the journal look awesome and so do all the pieces you have made to add to your journals. I look forward to seeing more of this fantastic project.
Yvonne xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Loving the way your junk journal is taking shape Astrid, so beautiful.
Julie x

Margaret Mifsud said...

This is super gorgeous Astrid!! The cover is amazing!! I love the colour and the fabulous layers, stamping and embossing .. such amazing texture!! Really love those medallion type embellies! I so love the inside covers too. Love the way you use your washi tapes, looks brilliant!! .. and then there are the all the embellies you made!! They are so fabulous and thank you so much for the sweet shout out for the paper clips, really appreciate that so much. I love the pockets and tags (and the clips too, of course) and I may have to steal .. errr .. borrow (LOL!!) some of your ideas. Love, love . love this to bits!! hugs xx

Helen Wallace said...

Another wonderful blog post Astrid. As usual, it's chock full of wonderful ideas to inspire and delight. I adore the colour on the covers with that tealy blue/green patina on the ?metal shapes. The Tim Holtz dolls are a favourite of mine and the tiny envelopes are just divine. So, so inspiring. TFS

Thelma said...

As always, Lovely. You have just changed my mentality about making journals as I would have tackled things a page at a time, batch making tags and corners, etc, makes it a much slicker process. Thank you.

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, your journal cover is stunning and I loved seeing all the tags, pockets and altered paperclips - amazing! The colour palette of the cover are my favourites and I love the texture with the patina and gold accents 😀. I'd love to see a tutorial on those little envelopes and I'm off to check out your friends tutorial now 😁. Wishing you a great new week! J 😊 x

BEARKIS said...

Прекрасно поднесен проект!Стил и красота!

Redanne said...

Your journal cover is gorgeous Astrid, I love those new TH 3D folders, must try and find some! All of your ephemera for the inside is wonderful and those paper clip decorations are beautiful. I would love to see a tutorial from you. Hugs, Anne xx

Felix the Crafty Cat said...

Hi Astrid, got the message x Loving the journal and so much detail too. Have a great crafty week, Angela xXx

Jackie PN said...

Astrid, you never do any artwork in a simple way, this is over the moon gorgeous! oh my oh my! those tags and those lil altered paper clips and those corners! Yes, a tutorial please! ")
I adore what you create and so appreciate your sharing your knowledge and techniques- thank you!

Jackie xo

Dorthe said...

Oh my goodness Astrid, this is all so very wonderful. I love your cover, which you already know from fb- but all the extra wonders you have created are truly gorgeous, too. Envelopes, pockets paperclips, all are so adorable, and lovable.
Thank you for the links, too, I just need to try the paperclips :-)
Hugs to you. Dorthe

Theresa said...

I love how you incorporated the 3D embossed pieces into your journal. Adds such a touch of both elegance and a vintage feel. Looking forward to part 2 and any tutorials you want to share. thanks as always for sharing.

Annie said...

Absolutely fabulous Astrid and I just love all those wonderful details, especially those mini pockets corners etc. A tutorial required for sure xx Looking forward to seeing you next week xx

Huge hugs
Annie x

Mrs.B said...

The covers for your junk journal look fabulous, love all the layers and textures. The little envelopes and tags etc. look amazing, and I would love to see you do a tutorial. Look forward to seeing parts 2 and 3.
Avril xx

sarascloset said...

Only have a second, but I wanted to pop over to see what you've been up to! Wow! Love this! going to have to come back after vacation to soak it all in! Sending hugs!

pearshapedcrafting said...

It's so good to see this at 'proper' size ! Adore all those tags and altered paperclips! Chrisx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

I've had to take the long route to this post Astrid, comp crashed twice on the journey but I didn't remember seeing this post so had to come on over and check.
What a stunning piece with all those lovely pockets and extras, it all works so sweetly together. Glad I managed to catch it all.
Hugs Tracey xx

Paper Wishes said...

The back of this journal has the most fabulous colour and texture. I love the torn piece of embossed paper, you have a wonderful eye. x Amanda

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