Oregon Junk Journals

 

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I need to use up sandwich bags of junk!  I can’t make myself toss all the goodies, but my drawers can hardly close they are so full.  I thought it would be fun to decorate kraft paper journals to use up junk….and so the Oregon Junk Journal was born.

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I only ordered six journals because I wanted to make sure my junk journal idea worked and also to see if they would sell for my price point.

 

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Queenly Thoughts Junk Journal

I decorated the kraft paper cover with scrapbook paper and some images I got from magazines and books.  I gave her a broken bracelet crown and necklace.  Finally I  attached a chain and a bell for the book mark that is permanently attached with hot glue at the top of one of the back pages.

 

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This Junk Journal is “Bee Happy”  and I used a magazine image under an actual metal picture frame.  The heart shaped charm that is attached to the book mark string has a bee on it.

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This journal is “Live Simply” and I attached several kinds of scrapbook paper and printed out a hinge on cardstock.  I decorated it with buttons and a jewelry pendant that I made years ago that hasn’t sold.

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Believe it or not, I got this advertising image from a magazine…it is a photo of an area rug!  I covered the kraft paper cover with pretty scrapbook paper and used an old pendant that didn’t sell and some leaf charms.

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I have held on to this Texas puzzle piece for about 10 years!!!!  Yay I finally found a way to use it.  I love the plaid scrapbook paper and the lizard charm attached to the book mark fits the Texas theme perfectly.

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This journal features an assortment of used magazine papers plus a metal wine label and a garage sale turquoise pendant.

 

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OREGON JUNK JOURNAL TAG

I made a quirky tag for them to be noticed!

I hope these will be a hit at my featured artist show for First Saturday Art Walk at Sunrose Gallery on December 1st.  :  )

Author: Patty Thurlby

I am a full time artist with a whimsical point of view!

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