I started out with a Target Dollar Spot file folder and cut it to the size I wanted. This one is the exact same size as an Amy Tangerine Day Book, I think 4x6. Then I rounded the corners.
The next part took me literally days. Gathering up the papers for the inside. It took me forever and really, it shouldn't have. A Junk Journal is just that. Whatever junk you have around. Some of the patterned papers I chose were white on the backside. Too white. So, this was something else I learned from the video...
I put coffee in a small spray bottle and spritzed the backs of my papers to age them. Then I put them in the window sill and they were dry within minutes.
Here's a look at the finished, aged paper. I'm sure you could spray another layer on to darken it even more.
My other pages consisted of an envelope,
Some old railroad ledger paper that I found at an antique store, patterned paper from a paper pad,
A tag and a bag :)
And just a few other pieces I found.
To bind the book together, I punched three holes down the center of the book and did a simple stitch with some twine then tied it off in the center.
My initial plan for this journal was to use it as a mini art journal of sorts, but I've decided to play along with the #listersgottalist again this month over in Instagram. For a sneak of what I did to the cover of the book you can find me over there: @fourthouseontheright
Thanks for stopping by today! Hope you have a wonderful day :)