Junk Journaling with Vanessa

Hello Awesome Ladies!

As some of you know, I love making my own journals to not only document my life but also for art.
Journals can be done in many different ways and one of those ways is junk journals. In case you are not
too sure what a junk journal is, let me tell you. A junk journal has 2 main characteristics: it’s handmade
AND it’s made out of recycled or found materials.

I like junk journals for a few reasons: 1) I can use extra papers (including magazine pages, scrapbook
paper, flyers, etc.) that I like but I have no idea what to do with them, 2) I can incorporate other materials
such as envelopes and cardboard (like tissue paper boxes), and 3) Nothing has to match! The papers
can be of different sizes and shapes. It’s whatever you want to add.

How do we put them together? Well, most people sew the papers/materials. You can also staple or
glue paper together. When sewing you need big needles, an awl (something to make holes on the
papers), and waxy thread. You can purchase the materials or a kit, but as long as you have some type
of thread, something to punch holes, and a needle, you should be able to do it.

Do you want to make your first, fifth, or tenth junk journal with us? Awesome!!! We will have two special
hangouts to make junk journals together. That way we can help each other and answer questions!

Many of the awesome ladies have a lot of experience making journals.

Join us inside the clubhouse Thursday, July 14th at 7:30pm ET and Wednesday, July 20th at 7pm ET.

Links are on the calendar.

All levels of experience are welcomed or if you just want to hang out you are welcome to join us as well!
See you soon!!

Vanessa

PS — here’s a list of Kristin’s favorite Junk Journal/Bookmaking tools in case you’re looking to grab some!

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  1. 🙁 I don’t think I’ll be able to make either one. I work a closing shift Thursday and I will be visiting my daughter next week and she has plans for us that Wednesday. But I sure look forward to seeing everyone’s finished junk journals.