Food Diary Junk Journal
Hey guys. Kelly Boler from Book and Paper Arts, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, has created a pretty nifty Food Diary Junk Journal for us this month. As you know, we feature one new Junk Journal each week that is created by one of our team of beloved book makers. Our goal is for you to be totally inspired by this series! Therefore, please make sure you check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…please scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will let Kelly tell you all about her book…
Inside the Food Diary Junk Journal
Sadly, my final junk journal for The Graphics Fairy Design Team has a food theme with lots of space for writing and drawing about your favorite meals. I keep an illustrated diary. One of the most fun things to put in there are memories involving eating! I freely admit this and recommend it to everyone. Even if you don’t draw, you can make notes about a special meal in a restaurant, a lunch with friends, your favorite foods, a dish you would like to try, or something you enjoy making yourself – with a recipe and ingredients. This journal has a soft cover of a light, corrugated cardboard, and fastens with tea dyed, sari silk ribbon.
Inside, pages are embellished with a variety of images such as wild onion, mushrooms, and tea cups from the The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site. I include these to embellish and maybe even provide prompts for your entries.
Additionally, there are images throughout of utensils printed on tracing paper, which made the page translucent when glued over another page, including one of a vintage ad for a Swiss hotel.
This inside front cover also features utensils. Don’t you just love the hand mixer image?
I added a variety of premade cards and tags to a heavier-weight paper and they can be used for notes and drawing.
A Junk Journal Must Have Pockets
I also added tags to a variety of premade pockets from the Premium Members site, such as an oversized envelope with pears that clips in with a mini-bulldog clamp, and a smaller pocket with green beans. Yes, green beans. I even made a pocket out of a found vintage wrapper for baking chocolate from my stash and filled that with more tags.
I used several bundles from the Premium Membership site for images, tags, pockets, envelopes, and much more. Here are the bundles I selected this time: Botanical Fruit, Ephemera & Transfers, Kitchenware Sketches, Autumn Botanicals, Tea Party , Black & White Kitchenware, Vintage Garden Kit, and Owls and Mushrooms.
Food Diary Junk Journal Video Flip Through
There is a lot more to see, so please check out the flip-through on The Graphics Fairy YouTube channel:
For more ideas on how to use this or a journal that you make yourself as a food diary, please check at my Journal Arts page on my website: Book and Paper Arts. And please feel free to follow more of my book art on Instagram under the name @bookandpaperarts.