Journal · Mixed media

Handmade Junk Journal

My very first junk journal. Did a lot of stitching to each page to add interest. There are three signatures and I stitched them to the spine instead of using glue or double-sided tape. Tried double-sided tape before but when the weather gets too cold, the tape came off and everything fell apart. I also used fabric for the cover. I’ve seen a lot of crafters using double-sided tape to put pages together or even for binding and it works for them. But when I tried using tape it doesn’t work and it’s not strong enough to hold everything together. So I am still searching for best glue or tape for bookbinding because I want to try to create a journal that I don’t have to do any stitching.

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Art Journal Using Grocery Paper Bag

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Hello everyone! I have so much grocery paper bags and I am running out of space in my craft room. Instead of putting it in a recycling bin I made a journal book out of it. I used seven paper bags and glued it together to make a book. So if I want to practice or try out some new products I use my paper bag journal. Before you start using acrylic paints or any other paints you use, apply gesso to the paper first so that the ink would not soak through the pages. I had so much fun creating this one and it doesn’t have to be perfect. I hope you like it and thank you for looking.