A while ago I completed a partner swap through Crafting Passionz Forum. This time it was for Junk Journals. If you've never made one for yourself or anyone else they are a great way to use up lots of scraps of paper and oddments of embellishments.
The idea behind them is to create a plain journal with as many pages as you would like using whatever junk you have lying around. You can then use the journal for whatever you like such as an Art Journal, Sketch Book, Ideas Book and the like. Anything you want to put in there, sounds great.
The first journal is the journal that I made to send to Gail in Australia. I made the covers as per my usual technique. It is easy to do and is just about fail proof.
The flowers on the front cover are die-cut from cork sheets using Tim Holtz Sizzix Tattered Flowers die. I inked the edges and then layered the flowers and finished with coordinating rhinestones. I finished the journal off with coordinating ribbons.
This is the journal I received from Gail in return. She covered it with a flocked paper which just looks and feels so decadent. I love the garter used to hold the journal closed. It will be so handy as I start to fill the pages up. I definitely need to remember this for future art journals.