JansJunkJournals

Jan's Junk Journals are handmade just for you!

Kandos, New South Wales 0 Sales On Etsy since 2019

JansJunkJournals

Jan's Junk Journals are handmade just for you!

Kandos, New South Wales | 0 Sales

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Announcement    G'day and welcome!
A junk journal is a book in which you can write, draw, paint, store photos and other small keepsakes, and is usually made from upcycled (junk) papers and vintage materials.

My journals are amazing, and for good reason. I make them with enthusiasm and attention to detail. My background as an artist, quilt artist, and having worked in interior design, web design and page layout, helps me enormously.

Colour, pattern, texture, feel — all speak to me loud and clear.

Such fun stuff to enjoy every day!

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Last updated on 14 Dec, 2019

G'day and welcome!
A junk journal is a book in which you can write, draw, paint, store photos and other small keepsakes, and is usually made from upcycled (junk) papers and vintage materials.

My journals are amazing, and for good reason. I make them with enthusiasm and attention to detail. My background as an artist, quilt artist, and having worked in interior design, web design and page layout, helps me enormously.

Colour, pattern, texture, feel — all speak to me loud and clear.

Such fun stuff to enjoy every day!

About JansJunkJournals

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Video summary: Look inside one of my old books, which I turned into a gorgeous junk journal full of butterflies! The new owner loves it.

I love making junk journals

G'day and welcome to my shop!
WHAT ARE HANDMADE JUNK JOURNALS?
Sometimes called trashy junk journals, materials that mostly would not be considered 'good' paper make up the pages. Paper such as advertising materials (junk mail, flyers, catalogues), vintage stationery, envelopes, greeting cards, and used folders.

Pages can be different sizes, colour, pattern, thickness...

Journal makers assemble all these elements into signatures and stitch them inside a cover. Or they add them to the pages of an altered vintage book.

HOW DO YOU USE A JUNK JOURNAL?
You can write in them, paint in them, glue pictures in them, make lists in them. Likewise, use them as guest books in your B&B, at a wedding, for a baby shower. Keep memories in them, put your bills and receipts in them, make art in them. (Some papers may need to be prepared with gesso or collage before art materials can be used.)

I'm sure you can think of exactly why you need one (or two) of my handmade junk journals!

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  • Jan T

    Owner, Designer, Maker

    I have had many careers in my 70+ years, but always creativity was at the forefront. I am passionate about using less and wasting less. I love design and painting. I combine all my skills into making junk journals. Creating is like breathing for me!

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