Cardboard Boxes On Covers?

by Sabina Pamfili
(Ontario, Canada)

I know it is probably a stupid idea but I actually started making a journal from what I thought was a really nice clean sturdy box, but of course then I discovered that it has corrugated insides. So my question is: do you feel that resorting to using a cardboard box is better forgotten? I am also using old books. I am just not sure about the cover or what I need to use but I do know that I like it to feel sturdy and strong, not flimsy and soft. Lol.
Thank you for any opinion. And help.

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Oct 25, 2016
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using a cardboard box for journal cover
by: Sabina

Hello everyone! Thank you, thank you. I feel so encouraged by your comments and truly appreciate it. Actually I need to take a photo because right now the cover or what is supposed to end up as a cover is sitting there on the work table whilst I am 'thinking' about the next step. I have done a lot of work on it but last night I was almost on the verge of forgetting about it.

I am really encouraged now by CynD (so sorry but not sure of your name yet). Cyndy or ? do you have a video anywhere re. cardboard box?
Thank you both for your help.

Oct 25, 2016
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Any thing works
by: CynD

You can use any thing and even rip down to show the coragation off, and add it as part of the over all journal.. perfect for grunge. Or vintage.

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by: Debbie-Anne

Hi Sabina, the first thing I want to say is that I'm happy you're diving in to create! Secondly, there are no rules in junk journals as far as what supplies to use. The idea is to create a functional journal for whatever purpose you want, and with whatever supplies you have. Most of us have learned our way through junk journals by experimenting with different types of covers, binding, supplies etc. I'd encourage you to try things out and see how they work out. My first few journals were learning tools where I goofed up and started over and experimented. I think a box for the cover is a great idea, and if it needs more sturdiness, add a cereal box layer to it as. Just try things, and have fun !

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