Junk Journal/Scrapbooking hybrid layout

by Niamh Baly

Hi all,

Todays project took a number of different turns. It was starting out as a scrapbook page, then I decided to do an art journal page (below), then I came back and combined both into one interactive junk journal layout! So I’ve called it my hybrid project!

I started off in a junk journal gifted to me from a crafty friend and for some unknown reason, I was really drawn to the yellows in this spread (I’m not a yellow person at all!!!). I combined the we belong together chipboard painted white and the nature transparency to create a title page. Then I glued in my photos on a flap and used the scrawl hearts and heart spray as frames for important parts of the photos I wanted to capture. All these pieces I coloured with posca paint pens. Finally I journaled over my last two pictures in the white space to blend them in with the background. These are simple pages, but they captured my simple wedding and I love that these photos are included in my junk journal that I use regularly, rather than in an album on my shelf.  Here is a link to the process video of how these spreads came together, and some close ups below: https://youtu.be/Z0Aff57yaxY

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

As I was playing around with the idea on this page, I dug out my art journal and just started using all the products I had on my desk. I have a love/hate relationship with this page due to using the wrong ink to stamp with (it smudged and it lost the spark of joy for me). Moral of the story is – take time to heat set your ink – or use permanent ink instead!!!

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

I started this in my use it up journal on a pink background, then stamped the rose garden, chicken wire and circle marks stamps in various shades of distress oxide inks. I also added the heart explosion stencils over the top with some texture paste to add dimension. Then I used the John and Harry small stencil and the Liz and Sue small stencil to do some reductive painting. Finally in the gap I journaled some quotes about love with a black pen, and added the title with a white posca paint pen. Here is a link to the process video for you: https://youtu.be/g060nG4Hxoc

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Till next time 🙂

Niamh

@niamhbaly

 

 

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