This month's our challenge on the Graphic 45 blog is the Junk Journal. I made a folio folder for the style of an old school notebook. I used the perfect collection for this theme - An ABC Primer. I used the papers and add-ons from this collection only. I have cut out many elements, it has a lot of. Thanks to them, you can do a really rich and varied artwork, without having to reach for anything else. Of course, I wouldn't be myself if I didn’t use some string and gauze. They added the character that the Junk Journal should have.
Making this type of project, remember about aging each element! This is what gives your work the final character. I frayed with scissors all the edges of the notebook, but also every element. In the middle, I glued pages from an old book, and on them, I put the rest. Don’t be too precise, too perfect. This project is to be slightly ragged, careless, splashed. Use a watered ink, watercolors, or even coffee or tea, to make beautiful "old" stains and blots.
I hope that my project will inspire you to create such a journal yourself. The form is very versatile and depends on your imagination or available materials. You can use an old book and decorate its cover and pages, just as good as an old notebook or some unnecessary brochure. You can even fold together several pages of your favorite papers and sew them. Try and share your ideas using hashtag #G45JunkJournal. Good luck!
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