STEP 1 in this series, after deciding on my inspiration pieces was to decide how to alter the book … trust me this was a hard one as it was not the typical book I take apart.
I like to choose books that are falling apart or have had the pages damaged in some way, however, I could not pass up the title, theme, and condition for a gift that will be given away.
In this video, I show how I remove some of the pages and glue them back together creating journalling pockets.
I plan to use the removed pages to create embellishments and journalling spots for the book. I am excited to try my hand at this style of junk journal as I have never made an altered book. My preferred style is to remove the entire book block and create signatures. I may use some of the other books, that I found while out “antique/thrifting” to try some other styles. Stay tuned for the next installment in the “Western Junk Journal” series!