Your vision will become clear only when you look into your heart.
He who looks outside, dreams. He who looks inside, awakens. Carl Jung

Wednesday, April 20, 2011

Junk Journals

Although I’ve been silent on-line, I’m still journaling daily and adding in visual components too.  I’m still trying to figure out what exactly a junk journal is, as there are varying definitions.  However, I saw one made out of cereal boxes that looked like fun.  I did my own thing out of a cereal box, cardstock and twine.  It actually started with an ATC:


Then I gesso-ed and painted the “cardboard” side of a cut cereal box (I used the outside of the cereal box as the inside of the journal and covered it with scrapbook paper but didn’t take a picture), added ribbon, stamping, paint pen embellishment, the ATC and a flower:


I only painted and stamped the backside:


I added a brad and some twine to close it and used coffee-stained cardstock for the inside pages with some random stampings(the pictures of those did not come out well).  By the way, I found some great, low-priced stamps @ (I’m not an affiliate).

I’m still in the learning curve of making my own journals.  If you are interested in learning more, there are tons of you tube videos & of course, the many talented bloggers out there:)

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  1. Thank you Charmaine ~ glad you stopped by!

  2. i love your creativity! i'm going to try to make one! I'll have to let you know how it goes!


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