I have been having a blast working in my little 5 x 7 inch junk journal. It is such a handy size to doodle in at the end of the day or to jump start my day in the morning. This page is a good example of how I work… starting with the “blank” (junk journal style!) page.
There is a bit of scrapbook paper, part of a page from a Sabrina Ward Harrison book, some painted paper, and some washi tape on this spread. Sometimes I keep elements, and sometimes they get entirely painted over, but either way it is fun to have a starting place!
I also don’t worry about working in order on my pages. I doodle here and there as the mood strikes me, adding paint and/or collage here and there. This page evolved over a couple of weeks until it became so full and busy that I called it done!
The journal itself is one I made with scraps of junk mail, scrapbook paper, book and magazine pages, painted papers, and whatever else I could lay my hands on. Some pages are a blank white, but not many. I have been studying junk journal techniques for some time, learning from the greats like Julie Fei Fan Balzer, Teesha Moore, and Traci Bautista. I have combined their techniques with some of my own and have a journal to work in that I am very happy with!
This weekend I will be leading participants in decorating papers and binding them into a journal at Tessera Fine Art Gallery in Wichita. Call (316) 262-2435 to see if there is a spot for you! Hope to see you there!