March 7, 2017

Junk Journal | Ivytree Studio


A junk journal is a handmade book consisting of envelopes, magazine pages, packaging, paper bags, junk mail, cards, or doilies. Actually all of the junk we have lying around our studios or offices.  This takes re-cycling to a whole new level! A junk journal is a combination of mixed media art and journaling.
I have a very full plate at the moment, so have to be super organized.  I also have a menopause brain so I have to have notes and lists everywhere.
My junk journal is an old dictionary that I bought at the SPCA and I have had endless joy creating paper flowers from the pages and have also created the odd art journal page. But because I am not usually someone who holds onto junk, I had to look for another source of paper and of course the Ivytree Studio Seize the Day range is simply perfect for what I had in mind to create, this, my first signature. Because I only want to make practical items, I will be using this journal to save ideas & notes that  might make my life less complicated. 

Deadline dates

I cut a pocket pal insert to fit my journal and added a credit card wrapped with washi tape and a few journal cards.

I used a pocket with an envelope to file for index cards.  I cut out some recipes and stuck them to the index cards.  On the back of the card I wrote a shopping list of ingredients.

Notes and sketches for my DT deadlines and projects 

I created a small folder at the back to add extra bits of paper or bills that need to be paid

I love all the positive affirmations and the fact that I can faith journal as part of my everyday life

The paper I used for this project:

Sieze the Day
#171/3     Turquoise Flutter
#171/4     Seize the Day elements
#171/5     Wordy Delight
#171/7     Calendar Cards
#171/8     Mini Inspirations
#171/10   Pretty Pocket Cards
#171/11   Gallery Frames
#171/14   Shabby Gallery Frames

#171/19   Mapped Life


  • adhesives
  • chalk
  • A4 white cardstock
  • envelopes
  • paper clips
  • packaging
  • Pocket pal insert
  • washi tape
  • note paper

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Hoping you have a lovely creative week
'til next time


Desiréé said...

I just LOVE LOVE LOVE junk journals. Wish we had more people in South Africa doing (and showing) it. Thanks for showing.

Wilna Cremer said...

my pleasure, will be doing some more