Saturday, November 16, 2019

Junk Journal Confetti Strips - Using up scraps!

Confetti strips can be used in so many ways in your junk journals. I sew them to the outer edge of pages, position them as bellybands, and cut them up to make clusters, just to name a few.

I always keep a stash on hand by storing them in these 4 x 6 bags. (available in my Etsy shop) It's easy to make confetti. Just arrange a layer of your small scraps on your cutting mat - with a ruler and rotary cutter, cut through the layer both horizontally and vertically spacing each cut about 1/2" apart. If you want smaller confetti, make a cut diagonally, as well.

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Thursday, November 14, 2019

Junk Journaling with Fabric

If you love texture and the tactile experience it gives when you run your fingers across your journal page, try incorporating different fabrics in your design stage.

This double-sided page has fabric on one side and paper on the other, the best of both worlds.

Here's another sample for inspiration. It doesn't need to be perfect. It just needs to be fun...

Find these and other designs at Icky Chic Designs.

Saturday, November 9, 2019

Collaging Junk Journal Pages is Fun

Collaging is a creative path that encourages and promotes individuality. No two people will, while using the same elements, assemble the same finished collage. I think that's amazing!

The key for me is to let myself work around things I love. Windows are certainly at the top of my list. They tell a story and lead to imaginative speculation. But whatever inspires or warms your heart is what will lead to your best collage projects.  

This project is a double-page junk journal insert. It's fun to make some of these when I'm in the creative zone to use later when assembling signatures for a new journal. 

I leave the inside somewhat plain so that I can embellish them to 
fit whatever journal they will eventually live in. I usually like to make the front the focus for my collage element for this double page. 

So, what do you think? Are you ready to collage some gorgeousness for your next journal?

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Saturday, October 26, 2019

Perfect Gift for You or Your Junk Journaling Friends - Handmade Custom Supply Books

This is not a typical Junk Journal. On the contrary, it's a treasure trove of fun and inspiring junk journal supplies all wrapped up in one book for your convenience.

Open, it measure 9" x 12" and has a 1" spine which allows a LOT of items to be placed inside. This Flow-ish supply journal will contain a mixture of elements such as: mixed-papers, ephemera, beads, buttons, lace, trim, fabric swatches, fabric confetti, ribbon, stickers, sequins, handmade embellishments, yarns, fibers, etc.

Wouldn't YOU love to have some of these sitting on your shelf just waiting for you to create with them? And, wouldn't they make a great gift for you JJ friends?

Each book is custom made and is different in content, so there is no end to the inspiration you can find within. You'll find them at Icy Chic Designs.

Tuesday, October 22, 2019

Junk Journaling Inspiration

My newest theme collection in my Etsy shop is 'View through My Window'. It's always wonderful to have a special page in each insert that adds a touch of art or exemplifies the journal's theme. In my Silver Label collection are just such pages. Just slip one into a signature before binding. How easy is that? The photos below show the inside and back to this signature insert. Plenty of area for personal embellishment and styling. 


Saturday, September 21, 2019

Junk Journal and Scrapbooking Handmade Embellishments - What to Create?

Make sure to add some fun to whatever embellishment you create.
Make something ordinary just a little bit weird.
These twinchies make cute tucks and page decorations.

Layer and collage some leftover scraps of fabric and paper to create something unique and useful like these adorable page pockets.
By Icky Chic Designs