One Family Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Jack Ravi, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous One Family Junk Journal for us this week. As you know, we feature one new Junk Journal project each week created by one of our creative team of artists. Our Design Team Members select from the 100’s of Vintage Image Bundles on our Premium Membership Site, for their creations, in order to show you beautiful ways to use those images. We hope you will 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 step out of the way and let Jack introduce himself, and tell you all about his incredible project…
Hello, my name is Jack Ravi and I am a collage and mixed media artist. In my practice I work a lot with found objects, and found photographs are one of my biggest obsessions. I love them,
collect them and can never tire of them :). This little junk journal is a celebration of my love for found photography.
I used several bundles, which are listed below as well as two of the handcraft tutorials on the Premium site, the DIY Faux Antique Cabinet Cards by Lisa and the Folded Paper Book by Jane. This journal is called One Family and it comes in an old rusty tin box. It has textural pages collaged with vintage papers, old ephemera, stained watercolor scraps and many more bits and pieces.
I tried to use a variety of techniques to keep the journal interesting. There are some image transfers, but to add an element of age I gently sanded them down, so that the portraits are only partially visible, and they look older or more abstracted.
Throughout the journal I incorporated several faux antique cabinet cards. Some are inserted in fabric or paper pockets, others are only attached at the top with washi tape, so they can be lifted for secret journaling.
I used many images from the digi-people bundles in my collage pages. I created digital sheets of them, adding a beige background. By doing that I can avoid unattractive white strips around the edges when I fussy-cut, as colored backgrounds are more forgiving than white ones.
One of the techniques I am exploring in my practice is Cyanotype. I have a few glass negatives that I use to print portraits. These are far from perfect, but ideal for junk journaling. So I added a couple, one on paper, and one on fabric.
For added interest, I like including tiny journals within a bigger journal. I think they’re ideal writing spots. So I made a little scraps journal with a cabinet card as a cover, and a small folded paper book, made from a single sheet of instant ancestors collage pages.
This journal sat on my desk for months and I would only add a few elements once a week, or so. It grew slowly and now it’s bursting with images. Yet, there is plenty of journaling space, and I hope it can sit on someone else’s desk for even more months, to evolve and grow my big “One Family”. I hope you like my journal!
Let’s take a tour of it together:
ONE FAMILY JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
The bundles I used are:
– Instant Ancestors
– Antique Portraits
– Digi People
– Washi Tape
This journal is available to buy on my website
To see more of my work follow me on Instagram
Thank you for your time!
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