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New blog and update

Hi everyone,

Well, I’ve run out of space on this blog. I can’t upload any more photos – do’h!

Plus I haven’t been diligent in updating this as YouTube is taking up most of my time in terms of sharing my creations.

I don’t want to neglect writing, though, and so I’ve started a new blog to help me focus on writing a bit more regularly.

I’m also working on publishing a book about everything I’ve learnt from my journey with depression and anxiety. So I’ll be sharing my art, poems, and thoughts on this new blog.

Not sure how it what it will look like or if it will last, but will give it a go and see what works best.

Here is the link if you’re interested in continuing to follow my journey over there: Juni’s Journal

Feel free to help me out by subscribing, leaving a comment, etc. if you like what you see.

I’m still making journals and I’m working full time on Willowbound Journals. I’m just trying to keep up with my writing too. We’ll see how it goes.

Not sure what I’ll do with this blog. Any suggestions?

How you are all going and what are you up to?

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Junk journal

Reusing music paper and napkins

I’ve been making some embellishments for junk journals, and here I’ve been working on envelopes.

I used music paper from a series of music books I got from an op-shop to make the envelopes.

Then I used a bunch of napkins in my stash. All of them except for three I got in happy mail from people all around the world.

I’m so glad because I live in a small country town and can’t find pretty napkins like these.

I always ask for blue birds, blue butterflies, and peacocks so I’m thankful for these treasures from people.

I love how the envelopes turned out. I made about 70. Yep, I do things in bulk.

Here’s a video I filmed of the envelopes if you want to know a bit more about the process and see them in more detail:

What do you think?

Junk journal

Unicorn journal

Yay, made my first unicorn junk journal in this paper bag series.

I used to love unicorns. I still like them but when I was a kid I used to collect them. So I was excited to make this journal.

Here are the front pages:

I had fun with some silver glitter ribbons with this, and of course with the beautiful images.

Here’s a look at my favourite pages:

And here are the pages with a large pocket on the inside of the back cover.

What do you think?

Junk journal

Custom order faith journals

My faith journals are my biggest hit. They’re my best sellers by far and people have been requesting custom orders.

I tailor the journals for them with the colours, themes, tags, and quotes.

A friend of mine is buying one for her nan’s birthday, so I made two journals that she can choose from, the one above and this one below:

They’re exactly the same style but with a different range of papers and tags.

Here’s a look at some of the pages:

Junk journal

My second fairy journal

After having so much fun creating my first fairy journal, I bought some more fairy books from an op-shop so I could create more.

I love the beautiful images. I used them to create the pages and to embellish them.

I love using not just the images but the words in the journal too.

I backed some of the images onto scrapbook paper and made journaling cards and tags.

I had so much creating different shaped tuck spots and also used scrapbook paper as journaling cards.

Junk journal

My first fairy journal

Here’s the first fairy journal I’ve made and I had a lot of fun creating this, especially the cover.

I’m trying to get more into layering so I did a bit of a collage on the front and included some lace, a button, and a charm.

I used pages and images from a fairy book and love how it turned out. I went for a blue theme with the embellishments and journaling papers.

I created a tuck spot with lace on the inside of the cover.

I created lots of tuck spots using images from the book and did some more experimenting with embellishing the pages.

I included some of the mason jar printables because they have fairies on them and even say, ‘Fairies.’

I’m also trying to get into using more vellum because I love how you can see through it.

Here I used some vellum with butterflies to create this tuck spot with a mason jar journaling card.

Here I created some pockets, one is a page pocket and the other is created with some blue paper that I collaged on with an image from the book and some ribbon.

I added some paper for journaling and I also made some tags using images from the book that I stuck on scrapbook paper. I love how these tags turned out.

Here I used some of my pre-made embelishments with a pocket for a tag and a tuck spot behind it.

I love the layering effect here and included two of these with various fabrics and laces from my stash.

Here I included an enveloped that I pre-embellished. It has a tag inside it and behind it I created a tuck spot for another tag.

Then for this page I added some ribbon along the edge of a page that flips out and a flower and a button. It’s so simple but it’s one of my favourite pages.

I really love this journal. It’s one of my favourites I’ve made so far.

Let me know what you think. Do you have a favourite page?