Junk Journal Blog

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Feb 19, 2018

September Bride

Take a look at this gorgeous bride in her wedding dress! This illustration is from Harper's Bazar magazine, dated September 6 1873. The lace trim and bows

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Feb 03, 2018

Mail Art Postcards and Envelopes

I was going through my past projects and came across some postcards I made in 2014. They were so easy and fun to make! For the postcards, I started by

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Jan 31, 2018

Byzantine Architecture

Vintage architectural illustrations are also a favorite in my collection. Here's one from the Byzantine era - known for its circular structures, domed

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Jan 15, 2018

Little Rae Virginia
Cabinet Card

Here's a sweet photograph of a little girl named Rae Virginia Morrison. The handwritten note on the back says that she was 15 months old in April 1892.

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Cabinet Card"

Dec 18, 2017

New Year Postcard - Winter Scene

Here's a beautiful postcard to mark the beginning of a new year. I love the row of birch trees casting shadows in the snow. This one is postmarked December

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Dec 06, 2017

Botanical Graphic - Mid 1800's

I absolutely love vintage botany illustrations. They are so exquisitely detailed! This is the cynara scolymus plant, or artichoke from the mid 1800's.

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Dec 06, 2017

Christmas Postcard From Blanche - 1915

A charming Christmas postcard postmarked December 24, 1915 to what looks like 'Mrs. Walter Rose' from Blanche. Download here.

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Sep 09, 2017

Organizing Collage Bits and
A Sampling of Glue Book Junk Journals

I just wanted to share how I organize my collage art ephemera before I start a project. When I'm creating, I don't like clutter around me. Of course some

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A Sampling of Glue Book Junk Journals"

Sep 09, 2017

4 Pockets from 1 Glassine Bag

Hi every one I made a short video of how I make 4 pockets out of a 8inch x 4inch Glassine Bag

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Aug 25, 2017

Color Your Paperclips!

I love embellishing my vintage junk journals with metals of all kinds - charms, pins, paperclips, etc. But finding them in the antiqued/bronze finish that

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