Junk Journal Page Ideas
Hi Friends! I am Heather from Ruby & Pearl xo. Welcome to Part 3 of How to Make a Junk Journal. Today we will go over some pretty Junk Journal page ideas and spreads too, for on the inside of our journal, using the beautiful imagery from The Graphics Fairy along with some other bits and trims and embellishments. This is the fun part!
On the inside cover I love to add pocket pages. To make the pocket you want to run a bead of Fabri-Tac glue along underside of lace going from the left edge along the bottom and then up right edge.. then press to the page. This will leave the center open for a pocket. Then you can tuck little cards of ephemera inside your pocket to use in your journal. I also tucked a few decorative papers to the right side with a tiny clip. I love all of the different textures!
This is the back inside cover.. I glued this pretty bluebird image from The Graphics Fairy and just added a tiny strip of vintage book page at the bottom. It is perfect to add something pretty to the back inside cover!
Now that we have the inside covers decorated.. lets move on to the inside pages. In this spread I created a pocket from this pretty French script paper but cutting it to the size of the page. I then added a piece of polka dot tulle fabric to the top. I then tucked a pink floral journal card inside the pocket.
For the next page spread I created a tuck spot in the upper right corner. I layered the bird image on top of an old book page.. then I glued along the top and outside edge under the tuck.. then press down. This allows your papers to slip under in the center. I added notebook paper to write on in the tuck spot. I also slipped the bird image into the pages on the left because I love it!
For this page, I simply glued this pretty French Typography image to the short page and added a rusty paperclip with some ribbon tied to it. This will give a place to add something later when creating in the journal.
On this page I created a belly band with the golden ribbon. I tied a bow and simply glued each end allowing the center to be open. this allows you to slip some pretty papers or your writing under the belly band. I added a piece of embossed paper to the right side of the page.
So just by adding a few simple things to the inside of your junk journal, you can create a beautiful journal to write your thoughts or give as a gift! It is fun to create using a theme or with a color palette. If you need theme inspiration you can find loads of Junk Journal Ideas HERE.
Other art journaling embellishment ideas included adding tickets, envelopes, sheet music, stickers, stamps, paper scraps, wrapping paper or doily papers. Many people enjoy sewing in their books too but it’s not required.
Thank you so much for following along… I hope this series has inspired you to create a Junk Journal! Junk Journals are a wonderful way to create from the heart using your own imagination. Fill your own journals full of whatever you dream up!
How to use your Handmade Book:
A junk journal is sort of like a cross between a diary and a scrapbook. You use the various blank spots of paper in your journal to write your thoughts, record memories or even do some creative writing if you desire. Then you can insert little mementos like photos, ticket stubs from a favorite play, a dried flower from a loved one etc. If you make a travel journal, you can include postcards or menus from your trip as well as other little souvenirs.
Watch the Video Below to see how Gina Testa used Her Book to remember a Family Vacation:
Images used for the Junk Journal Page Ideas can be found here:
Have fun creating!
Heather ~ you can find more of my art here at Ruby & Pearl xo