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Handmade Journals: The Everyday Junk Journal

teacher avatar Linda Matthews, Digital & Mixed Media Textile Artist

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12 Lessons (1h 18m)
    • 1. Introduction

      1:41
    • 2. Make a Hard Cover from a Book

      8:12
    • 3. Make a Hard Cover from Chipboard

      11:19
    • 4. Cover and Signature Hole Templates

      3:43
    • 5. Selecting Papers for the Pages

      2:55
    • 6. Sewing the Signatures to the cover using Pamphlet Stitch

      4:45
    • 7. Sewing the Signatures to the cover using Long Stitch

      7:24
    • 8. Introduction to Embellishing the Everyday Junk Journal

      2:48
    • 9. Embellishing with Fabric, Lace and Thread

      12:54
    • 10. Embellishing with Pockets and Tuck Spots

      11:57
    • 11. Embellishng with Tags and Journal Cards

      6:39
    • 12. Flip Through

      4:11
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It’s the small things in life that sometimes touch our hearts the most, but they are also easily forgotten unless we make an effort to remember.

In this class I'm sharing techniques for making and embellishing an everyday junk journal that is the perfect journal for collecting and storing daily memories, mementos, photos, inspiring quotes, or anything that crosses your path during the course of the day that you might want to remember in years to come.

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Linda Matthews

Digital & Mixed Media Textile Artist

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I’m a full time digital and mixed media textile artist, designer and teacher and I love nothing more than sharing what I’ve learned as a way to encourage and inspire the creative spark in others. If you love to tell your story using images and words, visit me at www.www.CreativeArtnSoul.com

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1. Introduction: Hi, I'm Linda Matthews and in this class I'm sharing techniques for making an everyday junk journal with the hardcover. And everyday junk journal can be used to collect and store daily memories, mementos, photos, inspiring quotes, or anything that crosses your path during the course of the day that you might want to remember in years to come. It's the small things in life that sometimes touch our hearts the most, but they're also easily forgotten unless we make an effort to remember. A junk journal is the perfect journal to hold these small memories during the class. So I'll be sharing two methods of making a hardcover photo journal. One method uses a hard cover from a book, which is a great way to recycle old or unwanted books and give them a new lease on life. But if you find it difficult to recycle a book in this way, I will also show you how to make a hard cover from chip board or thick cardboard. I'll also be sharing to different methods of finding using a basic pamphlet stitch and a more challenging long stitch. And of course a junk journalism complete until you've added some embellishments. A really good junk journal is not to be stingy with your embellishments. You're Journal should be overflowing with all sorts of fabric and lays pockets and tags, feeds and charms, and anything else you want to include. 2. Make a Hard Cover from a Book: To recycle a book into a cover for your journal. Ideally, you need a book that has a hot cover with a pages are not glued to the spine. The book doesn't necessarily have to be vintage or even old. It just has to have a hot cover. This book was published recently and the cover is still in good condition. So it's perfect to recycle and use as a handmade General Pavel. You're not restricted to just using ordinary book covers. Any talk of hot cup of book will work. The cover on this journal would make a lovely hand by general cover. And as you can see, the pages and not glued to the spine so they can be easily removed. The same with this planner. Even though the pages are attached using a wire binding, it has a lovely hot cover that wraps around it. Because the pages are not in fact glued down the center makes it quite easy to remove the pages, to use the Canva to remove the pages, open the book and find the crease where the pages made the cover. Using a small shop craft knife. Carefully cut along the edges of the pages. They attach to the kappa. Slowly and be careful not to cut through the clutter. Once the first side is caught, flipped to the other side. So. Once you've cut away the pages, you can discard them or keep them to use and other junk journals are OK. If there are any rough edges on the book cover, carefully snip them away with a small pair of citizens. At this point, you can leave the inside of the book cover and you stress it is. And calculate the inside and the outside with a folk cover using fabric or paper. I'm going to add a folk cover to the outside and the inside. So first or need to reinforce the inside section of the spine. This can be easily done using duck tape. Simply measure the length of the book cover, cut a piece of duct tape to length, and press it over the spine area. When applying the tape, Be sure to press into the edges of the spine so that the book will open and close easily. I'm going to cover the inside of my book with fabric because a small flexible than paper measure the size of the inside of the Kaba and counter piece of fabric to size. Make sure to take into account the racists in the spine. The inside of my book is 7.5 inches high, by about 12 and a quarter inches wide. I've cut a piece of fabric the same height, but a little longer in width, so I can trim it back to size. Once it's been positioned. I'm going to glue the fabric in place using spray glue because it's quick and easy to use and I can reposition the fabric fairly easily. I've applied the glue to the fabric and pressed one side in place, and then press the fabric into the spine where he says, once the fabric is positioned correctly, a conceive that it needs to be trimmed on the right side by bad a quarter-inch. For this technique, using sprank Louis, less messy than using liquid glue. And you can easily peel the fabric back to cut it and then reposition it and let it dry. 3. Make a Hard Cover from Chipboard: The advantage of using chip board or thick cardboard to make your journal covers is that you can make them to any size. First, decide on what size you want the journal to be. I'm making this channel five inches wide by 80 inches high with a one-inch spine. I like this particular size because it's not too big, not too small, and it just feels good in my hands. Once you've decided on the size, cut the front and back covers some of the spine from a piece of chip board or thick cardboard using a Stanley knife and arugula. I like using a cruelties rule because it gives me very accurate measurements. Once the pieces of cat attach them together using a piece of duct tape. This makes the cover easier to manage when covering it. Place the length of duct tape that's wider and slightly longer than the spine on a flat surface with the sticky side facing out. Position the spine piece along the center of the type empress family. Use a piece of leftover chip board as a space to create a space between the spine and the covers sections so that they can fold over easily. Align the edge of the space of one edge of the spine, position one of the couples along the other side. Once positioned, removed a spacer and press the cafe's section in place. Then do the same for the other side. The name should be a slight gap between the spine and the front and back couple of sections. Make sure that all the pieces are aligned along the top and bottom and reposition if necessary. Then once you're happy, fold the edges of the type over to secure the pieces together. Then apply some type to the other side to finish off. Once type together, use a bone folder to make deep creases into the type along the edges of the spine on both sides. This will allow the covers tw easily foldover. To cover the chip board. You can use either fabric or paper. For the outside. Fabric is more flexible, particularly when opening and closing the book. And it will also last longer and where better than paper will. To cover this channel. I'm using fabric which I'll be gluing onto the chip board. So I've cut a pace about one inch wider and longer than the cava. I'll also be using February to cover the inside. The inside section should be cut approximately a quarter inch shorter in width and height than the cava. It's not necessary to turn under a same on the fabric because it's going to be glued. However, this particular fabric phrase very easily. So to avoid that problem while I'm handling it, I'm going to treat the edges with some fray check. Free check is a lightweight fabric glue that dries clear and prevents the edges of the fabric from frame. To apply it, simply run the line of glue along the edge of the fabric and allowed to dry. For the outside cover of cern, a strip of fabric in a different color down the center to create a contrasting spine section. To glue the fabric to the cover. Uses strong craft strengths, PVA glue, apply it using a paintbrush to create an even layer of glue. Impress the copper onto the fabric. Make sure that the fabric is firmly glued in place. Then run a bone folder down the edge of the spine to make sure that the front and back covers foldover easily. Notes talking to fault the edges of the inside. To reduce the bulk at the corners. Cut away the excess fabric from each of the corners at a 45 degree angle, leaving about a quarter-inch allowance, which will be just enough fabric default does it to hide the corners. Apply some glue along each of the sides, salty fabric, impressed in place. To fold the Conor's use the bone folder, decrease the fabric and then carefully folded over the corner. Attach the lining gluing 1.5 to time to ensure that it fits correctly. Run a folder down the spine creases to make sure that the fabric is properly secured. Once inside fabric is glued in place, allow it to dry. 4. Cover and Signature Hole Templates: To make a whole template for your cover. This measure the width and height of the spine. This book cover is 7.5 inches long by one inch wide. Laying out a piece of paper the same size. Determine how many signatures you going to include in your journal, and then how many holes you going to use just so the signatures in place for the journal made using the book cover. I'm going to include three signatures and I'm going to sew them using a three whole pamphlet stitch. So I need to mock the template with three holes down the center and then another two sets, one on either side. One hole needs to be in the middle, and the other two holes about one inch in from a chair. And if you were making a journal with a widest spine, you may want to use four or even five signatures. And if you journal was longer, you may want to use a five hole pamphlet stitch instead of a three hall. For the page whole template. Cut a piece of paper the same length by about two inches wide. Fold the paper in half and make a crease down the center. Align the folded edge with the markings on the cover template and transfer the markings from the carpet template to the page template. To finish the templates punch a hole through each of the mocks using an All. This will make it easy to transfer the markings for the journal made using the chip board cover. I'm going to include three signatures and I'm going to sew them using a long stitch. Sewing signatures using a long stitch is a bit trickier than sewing them using a pamphlet stitch. Because all the signatures assigned to the cover using one length of thrid instead of separate lengths of threads that are used when sewing pamphlet stitch. This means that you have to work with a very long length of thrid. However long stitch gives you the ability to create exposed threads with lovely decorative effects, such as gathered or Reuven threads. To make this type of cover template, you need to mock one set of holes across each end, about one inch in from the end. These threads will be sown width ways. Then you need to include uneven set of numbered holes in between. I've added two sets of holes in between. But for books that are longer in length, you could even add four sets. These threads will be sewing lengthwise. This should be a gap of about one to two inches depending on the length of your book. Between the end holes in the center holes. I flipped a 1.5 inch gap at each change. The page whole template is made in the same way as before. Cut a piece of paper the same length by about two inches wide, folded in half and make a crease down the center. Align the folded edge with the markings on the cover template and transfer the markings from the cover template to the page template. 5. Selecting Papers for the Pages: There is no right or wrong way to use an everyday junk journal. So you can include papers and pages that work best for you. If you like to write whole journal your thoughts, you may want to include different types of lined writing paper. If you plan to draw a sketch, you may want to include some type of plain paper. You may want to paste photographs and images. So you can include papers that have interesting background patterns and colors, such as scrapbook paper, printable papers, and hand painted papers. You could also use pages from magazines and books. If you remove the pages from a hardcover book, this is the perfect way to recycle them. And rather than let you favorite magazines sit and gather dust, put them to work in your journals. Some magazines have beautiful pages just begging to be used. The pages don't have to be the same size. So this is the perfect type of channel for using up all your different sized paper scraps. For papers that are slightly larger than my journal, I like default the edges over instead of cutting them off. This provides a fold-out page with more room or a place to tuck personal papers. Some scrapbook type is have designs printed on both sides. And all you have to do is cut them to size. So this makes a quick and easy solution for making decorative pages. And some scrapbook papers have designs printed on only one side. So papers with designs printed on one side. You can leave the plain sight blink and use it for writing all sketching. Bola, you can color it using a light wash of watercolour paint, ink send stamps will color Mockus and pencils low. My favorite method of adding quick color to plain paper is to use pen pastels. You could also glu two pages together, so you have patterns on both sides. You could use a glue stick or spray glue, which is quick and easy. 6. Sewing the Signatures to the cover using Pamphlet Stitch: Once you've decided on the tops of papers you're going to include in your journal. Touch will fold them to size and assemble them into signatures. The number of signatures and the number of pages in your signatures will vary depending on the size of your channel. So assemble them together and insert them into the cover first to make sure that they'll fit. For an everyday gentle that you'll enjoy picking up and using every day. It's important to use papers in Collis and patterns that you love them will inspire you. For the journal made with the book cover. I've made three signatures with pages of different sizes using antique style colors and patterns. In this journal, I've included printable papers, scrapbook papers, and other types of pipe is that I've found in my stash. Once all the signatures are assembled, now it's time to sew them into the cover. For this journal. The signatures are going to be signed to the cover using a three whole pamphlet stitch. Position the company template along the length of the spine on the inside. And molecule will haul positions using a Sharpie. Once the markings have been transferred through the cover using a bookbinding all or a large employer during the ETL. After the holes have been punched through the cover, do the same with each of the signatures. Using the signature template, transfer the whole positions, then punch holes through all the pages. If the page is a shorter in length from the cover, but just the length of the template by trimming the ends to size to make it easier to manage the signatures. But a couple of paperclips, so bind eclipse on the pages to keep them all together. After I transferred the hallmarks, I couldn't see them because the page was too dark. However, you can also transfer the markings using a white marking pen, such as a quiet, gentle pin. Cut to length of bookbinding or embroidery thread, a little longer than twice the length of the page, and thread it through a large embroidery needle. Position one of the signatures inside the book cover. And starting with the middle hall on the inside, push the needle through the signature and the cover to the outside, leaving about a four-inch thread tail. Bring the needle back to the inside through the top hole, back out again through the center and back him again through the bottom hole. Pull the thread tight, then tie off and they're not in the center. So the MS signatures into the coda in exactly the same way. 7. Sewing the Signatures to the cover using Long Stitch: For my general, with a handmade cover, I've made three signatures with pages of different sizes in bright colors and patterns. I've included hand painted pages, printable papers, scrapbook papers, and some old cards that are found in had never used. I love pride and saturated colors. So this is a fun journal that are really enjoy using on a daily basis. For this journal, the signatures are going to be signed to the Cabo using a long stitch. Transfer the markings and poke holes through the cover and signatures in the same way as for the book cover journal. Can lengths of thread about the length of the journal cover multiplied by the number of signatures plus an additional extra links. It's better to be too long than two showed. For this journal, I have three signatures, so I've cuttable length of sweared about four times the length of my journal. When working with long lengths of thrid, it spends 2x the thread or use pre-web thread. As this makes it less prone to tangling and nodding. Start at the bottom hole on the outside, on the last signature. Push the needle through the cover and the signature, leaving about a five to six inch thread tile on the outside. Push the needle back to the outside through the next tall. Push the needle back to the inside through the next TO. Then back to the outside through the last TO pull this right taught before moving on to the next signature. So push the needle through the next hole in the car and the top hole in the next signature Back to the inside. Continue selling in and outs for each of the holes to attach the signature. Make sure the thread is taught before moving on to the next signature. The last signature is attached in a slightly different way. Attach the signature through the next two holes, which will bring the needle back to the outside. While attaching the last signature, you can create a decorative gathering effect on the middle set of threads by weaving the needle under all the threads and catching them in a loose snot. Before doing this though, make sure the thread is taught. Then continue sewing the signature in place. To finish off, push the needle to the inside through the cover only through the next Hall along the top. Then tie off by wrapping and noting it around the top thread on the inside cover. And we want to do the same with the thread tail at the other end. 8. Introduction to Embellishing the Everyday Junk Journal: To finish off the journals, I cut to size and glued to pieces of scrapbook paper to the front and back of the book cover and are also glued a piece of life's down the spine to hide the stitching. On the journal with the chip board cover occlude One of my small fabric collages to the front. Alternatively, you could attach a favorite photo or picture. Now that the journal is assembled, it's time to embellish it. The techniques that I'll be showing you can be used to dress up not only this everyday junk journal, but any other type of junk journalists. Well, my style of sewing may be quite different from yours. So the methods and techniques I share should be used as inspiration to get you started. And I encourage you to make your journal in a style that's a reflection of you rather than a copy of me. Because then it will have more meaning and relevance for you. The secret to a really good junk journal is to not be stingy with your embellishments. You're Journal should be overflowing with all sorts of fabric and lice, pockets and tags, beads and towns, and anything else you want to include. I've included so much embellishment on this particular everyday journal that I can hardly close it. So there's no room to add much more in the way of embellishments. I've left some of the pages blank, however, so I can add more photos or journal cards, which word had to much more bolt. Or use these types of journals to hold memories such as this business card from one of my travels, as well as photos and other things I come across in the course of my day that I might want to remember. I also like to make contemplated journal cards that don't take lot of time to assemble. And remind me of a particular time, thought or memory. Embellishing the edge of the pages with stitches, beads, and Champs can be used as a tab for special pages and also as a way to make the journal look more interesting when it's closed. I like lots of TOC spots made with paper clips because they hold things securely in place and I know they weren't fall out. Small fabric and lace embellishments can be attached in unexpected places just because they're interesting to look at. On days when I don't have much time to work on my journal, I like to browse through my bits of ephemera and delta types of journal cards and pull something out that holds meaningful me at that particular time. I also keep a good stock of blank journal pads and tags on hand so I can write on them or use them to make an embellished COD. 9. Embellishing with Fabric, Lace and Thread: Although junk journals are primarily designed using pages made from paper or cod stock, it's very easy to include fabric can stitch elements even after the journal has been made. For me, separate gives a balance to all the paper and mixed media elements that you normally use. An adjunct journal. Where paper and mixed media can be perceived to be original firm. Fabric is soft and flexible and stitches can either be functional to adhere things in place. We'll use it as a form of mock making in place of mocks made using pens or pencils. I love using Rubin and lice in my journals because a dance such a feminine touch, and I love using it, particularly only edges of the pages. After cutting the lice, I like to use a bit of free check so the edges don't unravel. Free check is a lightweight fabric glue that prevents firing. To so lysine place along the long edge of the page. You can submit directly onto the page before you saw in the signatures. For ritual journalists already assembled such as this one, there are several ways to attach it. So it to the edge of the page using a sewing machine, if it's possible to follow the pages of your journal back. If doing it this way, it's best to use a glue stick to hold the lysing position while you saw. Or you could simply glue it in place without adding any sewing. Once the glue is dry, salt the pages over and you should be able to so it easily on your sewing machine. I, so in this section using a narrow zigzag, white thread. So the stitching is not very noticeable. You can totally off the thread tails in a nod and then cut them, leaving a couple of inches. Cert tales add some texture and interests to your finished channel. If it's too difficult to so directly onto the page, You can use my favorite technique for attaching fabric and lice, which has to lie along with some fabric strips and other embellishments on TO backing of terror. Why stabilizer lies are acts as a support when machine or hand stitching. And once everything is assembled on Southern simply tail will cut away the excess stabilizer and glue the section onto the page. Doing it this way is quick and easy and you can position lice and fabric sections wherever you like on the page. That's coming up. And why? Unlike with fabric sections to run off the page, because it makes the journal looking perfect and interesting. As the final touch, you can age. You could pre-state the lice by dying it with tea or coffee before you saw it. But I sometimes like to stain it using an ink pen and applicator because you can get a more regular stain doing it this way. Fabric can lay scraps, can also be used to make tabs for the edges of your pages. Tabs can be used as markers for important or special pages. Well, they can simply be used to embellish the edge of the pages along the top side or boron. Unlike to include fabric salvage for this purpose, particularly the bits width colored shot, because it looks so interesting. Embellishing the edges can be as simple as sewing a few stitches around the edge using some thick embroidery thread to tie off at the end loop the surrender and the needle is if you're going to make a nod, but don't pull it tightly. Insert the needle point through the loop and back into the last whole thing. Carefully pull the thread tied. Doing it this way, the threat should run down the needle shaft and full Monod at the very base of the needle point. You can embellish this further by leaving a long thread tail and timing on a large bead or a channel so that it dangles down me outside of the pages. Once the bead is threaded on trial, not at the end, so it doesn't fall off. You can also do a similar siren edge using a small fabric scrap. The fabric adds some additional visual texture and interests. Fold a small fabric scrap over the edge of the page and make a few simple stitches along the length of it. You can further embellish the stitch by sewing on some beads between the stitches. Like shorter, so not at each end and not in between each page as you saw it on to make sure that it's a touch securely. Oh. So that extend beyond the edge of the page. I like to dress them up a bit with some stitches. And I also like to use some terror. Why stabilized her underneath to make them use some fabric will craft glue to position the fabric. Terawatt stabilizer sold in half and glue onto the page. Tabs can be layered, sewn together, and then glued onto the edge of the page. 10. Embellishing with Pockets and Tuck Spots: Pockets and tuck spots have similar purposes. That is simply a place where you can talk things such as journaling, Kant's tags and other types of loose papers. Fabric and lice pockets could be signed directly onto the page, but it's a bit awkward to do this. So the easiest way is to first saw them TO piece of terawatts stabilizer, and then glue them onto the page. With this slice corner pocket, I'm going to lay as some fabric strips down the sides just to make it look more interesting. The fabric strips were a little too long. But instead of cutting them to size, I'm just going to fold them over. And then so abutment top. Recite the fabric strips on my sewing machine using a zig zag stitch and are tied off the thread tails at the front to wed more visual texture. So at the bottom and edited a couple of cross stitches at the top of each fabric strip. Now, but I'm finished sewing. I can cut away the excess tear away stabilizer. I've left an amorous strip of stabilized down h side, and this will make it easy to deploy the pocket to the page. I could use a glue stick to glue the pocket in place, but I really want this pocket to well and truly stick to the page. So I'm going to use some score tape to attach it. Score type is the strongest and sticky is type of ever used. And whatever you attach it to is guaranteed to stay well and truly stuck. The fabric of this slice pocket is quite flimsy and I don't want to risk having things fall out of it. So the school type will hold it securely in place. Once you've positioned the type, simply pale the backing away. For a final touch, I'm going to stain the lace using my ink pad. Pockets can also be made from paper or cod stock, such a scrapbook paper, paper scraps or even your leftover book pages. For corner pockets measure across the width of the page to determine the size. For this page, I'm going to cut a piece of paper five inches square, and then fold it to create a triangle shape. No, you can add some machine or hand stitching around the edges before gluing it onto the journal page. I've machines stitched around the edges using the zig zag stitch. And I'm going to sew on some fabric scripts and glue on some words to make a small collage. To finish the pocket. I stayed up with some distressing before touching it to the page with score. To make a dumbbell corner pocket like two corner pocket, one slightly smaller than the other. And then this pocket, I'm also overlaying it with a piece of lice. This is an easy way to make a lace pocket that is more Richard than when using lice alone. As well as corner pockets. You can make square and rectangular pockets in a similar way. This was a paper scrap, but I like to section with the butterfly. So I simply folded the ends over and it was the perfect size for a rectangular pocket. I added some paper and Fabric scraps and a key charm to make a small collage. You can mix and match shapes to create unusual pockets. This is a rectangular pocket with two triangular pockets attached at the sides. To address Saddam, I've added some Fabric scraps and a button embellishment. Tuck spots don't necessarily have to look like a pocket. That can simply be small, embellished bits of paper card stock of fabric that are glued to the page we're attached by paperclips. Perfect to make using leftover scraps of paper or fabric. Because they don't need to conform 20 specific shape or size. A simple flag can be made from a strip of leftover card stock folded in half and then attach to the page with the paperclip. I like to dress mine up a bit by sewing on a couple of Fabric scraps, leaving room to slip the paperclip underneath. The paper clips can be dressed up a bit as well by tying on some ribbon at the top or chomped to the end. When using fabric, glue it to a piece of stabilizer which will make it stiff. You could also use small individual scraps of fabric, glue just stabilizer language and embellished with stitches or charms. Then a touch to the page, one on each side with the paperclip. Paperclips can be easily hidden if you're thoughtful about your design. This is a larger type of TOC spot made from a circular piece of paper with Fabric scraps stitched on top. Then fold it in half and held in place with the paperclip. 11. Embellishng with Tags and Journal Cards: Gentlemen, cots and tags are fun and easy to make. That can be used as a way to quickly write notes or your thoughts or things you want to remember. For that can simply be used as embellishments or as a way to display photos and images. There's really no right or wrong way to use them. They usually come in standard sizes of about three inches by four inches by four inches by six inches. But when making your own, you can really make them any size. To make a basic general cod cut a piece of paper or card stock to size. I've cut a piece of scrapbook paper three inches wide by eight inches long. When using paper, it's best to use two pieces glued together because it becomes a bit more stiffer and more usable than when using just one thin sheet of paper. Once the cod is made, you could leave it blank to ride on all use at a later date. Or you could add a simple embellishment for blank cards. I like to. So a bit of fabric will ace trim down one side or across the bottom. I also like to age it by staining with some distressing. Texts can be made in the same way as gentle cards. Then snip the corners that are 45-degree angle and punch a hole at the top. As well as blank gentle cards which are handy to have on hand. I also like to embellish my general Tod's and tags with small collages using words, images, and Fabric scraps. To make these embellished cards a first choose a word, sentence or a saying, then a photo to go with the word. Well, sometimes I might choose a photo first, then a word or saying to go with it. These types of journal cards and will contemplate of a nature that are quick and easy project to make on a daily basis, which gives you the opportunity to use your everyday journal as a contemplatives. A lot to work intuitively. So I don't overthink what I'm doing. And I like to assemble my images and words with a few Fabric scraps and some hay and stitch. The first layout, the design until I'm happy with the way things look. Thank Lew And so everything together. When hand sewing on paper or stock from the back to the front. Rather than guessing it, Cc omega whole first. So you know where the stitch these to go because once you put a hole in paper, you can't remove it. Okay. To finish it off. I like to add some just stressing. You can also add tuck spots to journal carts and tags. By gluing was showing a little pocket to the bottom. I like to keep a bundle of blank journal caused some tags on hand because they're so convenient to use and a number of different ways. You can make quick and easy photo frames by either cutting slits into the card and inserting the photo, was sewing the photo directly onto the card. I like to save my favorite quotations by printing them onto paper and attaching them to a COD with few stitches. That can also be used as backgrounds for small contemplate of collages. 12. Flip Through: When making your journal, take your time and enjoy the process. This project is meant to be fun and creative. So always be thinking of ways that you can make your journal unique and personal. This can be done by using colors, patterns, and textures that you love, as well as using visual elements that hold meaning for you. I hope you enjoyed learning how to make an everyday junk journal. And I also hope you develop the habit of using it to keep remembrances of the little things that happen in your life. Compare that to the other 0.1 additional one. The other one. Ok.