Every month, I like to sit down and design a new postcard image to use for the Birthday Card Ministry at my church.
The current image I am working on utilizes the “junk journal” style of art, which happens to be my favorite form of art, right now. I recently created a couple of journal cards to use in tuck spots in my junk journal and quickly realized I would like to use them as postcards.
I used some older digital printables I had lying around in a stack of paper as the background pieces. I added bits of ephemera that I had cut out of recycled magazines, old sheet music and even packaging from my butter! Nothing is off limits when creating junk journal art. And let’s not forget the textiles, here I added bits of burlap and a doily. Of course not all items are junk, some are simply being repurposed from their original use.
After creating the little cards, I upload them to my computer and modified the size and add any digital artwork before printing them out.
Finally, I decide on making each one unique by using stamps and sometimes stickers. Then a personalized message is included on the back with the address and then it is ready for the post office.
Feel free to download these images, for personal use only. They make great journal cards or can be mailed to a friend. Simply right click on the image and save to your computer.
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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.
First, I removed some of the pages and glued them back together creating journalling pockets…I hope to have this video for you soon.
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!
My friend, Katie, shared her dilemma about what to do with all the papers her son brings home from school. You know the ones. The beautiful works of art and weekly quizzes boasting 100% in red ink across the top. They invariably find a place of prominence on the refrigerator.
I have a confession.
I have most of my daughter’s graded school work, drawings another other ephemera in storage bins and drawers…she is in college now.
Relating to Katie’s struggle, I decided to pull out my daughter’s papers and create a “Schoolwork” junk journal and I am so glad I did. Now my treasured bits and pieces are gathered together and displayed on my shelf and I can flip through it anytime I wish, what’s more, I plan to share it with my daughter…one day.
In my effort to continue challenging and healing my brain, I have been inspired to participate in an October Daily journal challenge and I had to add my own twist.
The challenge is to journal daily throughout the month of October (and I hope to video it as well and post it to my YouTube channel).
I have decided to use this journal time to challenge myself to participate in activities that engage the left brain, logic-based activity (i.e. math, science, history, sequencing) on odd number days of the month.
On even number days, I will participate in activities that engage the right brain, creativity based activity (i.e. paint, draw, write, play music, crochet, using your imagination is the key and your only limit).
I created this image as a visual prompt and show you how I will use it in my video.
Feel free to print it out and use it as you follow along with me on this journey.
If you decide to join me in this challenge, share what you’re doing with the hashtag #odjjwm and tag me on social media.
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