Junk Journal Blog

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Jun 17, 2019

Altered National Geographic Paper

I recently got some vintage National Geographic magazines, CitraSolv and Matte Acrylic Spray.. Not sure I'm doing this correctly, as some pages bled well

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Feb 04, 2019

DIY Junk Journal Embellishments

Junk journal embellishments can be made with a variety of recycled items. See some unique ideas here.

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Oct 31, 2018

Harper's Bazar Opera Fashion - 1876

Here's a lovely lady in a gorgeous cashmere opera cloak from a December 1876 issue of Harper's Bazar Magazine. Look at the embroidery detail! Download

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Sep 10, 2018

Blackberry Engraving

This beautiful image is one of my favorites from a very precious book in my collection entitled 'The Popular Art Instructor' published in 1887. I found

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Jul 24, 2018

More Byzantine Architecture

Another beautiful architecture image from the Byzantine era. Download here.

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Jun 29, 2018

Book Spine Q & A

See how I reinforce vintage book spines when making junk journals, the materials I like and a few ways I make and attach a hidden spine.

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Jun 14, 2018

Best Adhesives For Junk Journals

When making junk journals there are different glues/adhesives that work best on different parts of the journal.

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May 11, 2018

Junk Journal Ideas and Flip-Throughs

Junk journal videos filled with tips and ideas

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May 10, 2018

Botanical Graphic - Mid 1800's

Here's another beautiful botanical graphic from the mid 1800's. It's called the 'Mimusops Dissecta'. I wasn't able to find much info on it. Download here.

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May 10, 2018

Recycling Watch Parts - Junk Journal Embellishments

Raid your junk drawers and dig out your old jewelry boxes. You'll surely find broken and discarded junk that can be re-purposed. Here are a few ideas

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