Friday, August 18, 2017

Kraft Junk Journal Page 3

Hi everyone. I have another double sided page to share which I created for my kraft, black, and cream junk journal. Each page has holes on one edge and fits into a binder type system. To see the first two pages you can look here (pg.1) and here (pg.2). I am playing with different types of paper, pockets, and tuck spaces, learning as I go and having a blast! For this 5.25 x 7.5 inch page, I chose to double a coffee stained sheet of copy paper and stitch it together along the edges to create a pocket. I punched the holes on the left side first so that I could stitch inside them, thereby preventing the tags inside from blocking the holes. A 1 inch half circle was punched from the open end on both sides and then all outside edges on both sides were aged with Coffee Archival Ink.

To make the tuck spot on the front, a page of old book text was folded in half. Two triangles were cut from another page of the same book paper, taking one section from the top and another from the bottom so that the text from all three parts run in the same direction. All edges of the triangles and the folded background were inked with Coffee Archival Ink and then the edges of the background topped with the triangles were stitched by machine, fastening it all together and creating two tuck spots. To dress up the triangles, a scrap of cheesecloth topped with a star punched from packaging were adhered on each.

Now came the fun part of choosing what would tuck in there :) I had an adorable trading card image of a little girl but I wanted it to tuck into both triangles. It was a little too small so I backed it at an angle on a larger rectangle of black card stock. Problem solved. The other piece of ephemera is a Monopoly card from an old game. Both the image and the card were inked around the edges.

The back of the pocket page had these awesome coffee stains which I was reluctant to cover. A length of crocheted lace was adhered over the stitching beside the holes. A tiny post card tag from an ephemera pack was inked and then adhered only on the half containing the hole. This created another tuck spot.

A 3.75 x 6 inch rectangle of designer paper was corner-rounded, inked, and folded in half to create a journalling spot inside. It was held shut with an Idea-ology paper clip decorated with a length of tiny coffee dyed rickrack. Also tucked under the tag was a row of vintage tickets, inked front and back on the edges. To add a little something extra to the page, a wooden word spelling love was inked and adhered to the post card tag.

All that was left was to fill the inside of the pocket. I decided to keep it simple, adding a double sided page torn from an old teacher's math book as well as a piece of  an old map which was blank on the other side, leaving lots of room for writing. It was edged with Coffee Archival ink on both sides. To add a little interest to the peekaboo cut out circle, two circles (one 1.5 inch and the other 1 inch) were punched from the black and white checked packaging paper. These were folded in half and adhered to the tops of the two insert pages so that they showed in the half circle openings on both sides of the pocket. I also like how it brings that same black and white detail from the stars to the other side of the page. Repetition lends continuity.

Thanks for stopping by today to check out my latest junk journal page. If you haven't already discovered this group, I highly recommend that you check out the Junk Journal Junkies Facebook group and JJJ Chat group. There are amazingly talented people there who very generously share their knowledge as well as their talent. I am so inspired by their projects and regularly follow the links to their YT videos. So much fabulous inspiration!

Life is good; so is art.