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Old 01-06-2016, 11:07 AM
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Let's get started!

Using envelops that came in the mail



Fold in half
Make three sets of four folded envelopes
These will be your signatures





Make a needle out of an open paper clip.
Thread is twin used to cook with.
Three lengths, 16 inches long.




Then make a template for punching holes in your envelopes/cover



I'm using an old ice pick to punch holes, use what you have.
The twin will go through the holes easier this way.



Using a cracker box for the cover.

More to come in next post.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:14 AM
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Use your template to punch holes in box cover



Thread your twin in from the outside of the box toward the center. Leave a tail about five inches long. Line up your envelopes go through the center and back out through the cover.



Tie twin on back. Do not trim



Tie all three signatures, leave twin untrimed for now.
More in next post.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:20 AM
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Your inside will sort of look like this.
I haven't trimmed the cracker box yet.



Here the box has been trimmed for height but not length.
I am leaving the length along for now.



Looking at the top end.

More in next post
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:31 AM
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Getting started now on filling the journal.
Skipping first page as that will be a title page and starting on the second page.



Here is my first page. A sketch of Janus. Looking forward, looking backward.
Entry into this journal.

https://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Janus

Make a entry for your journal.
Say hello. Welcome to the good within that is to come.

Please post pictures of what you've collected.
And how you are starting.

I think it will be best to work on decorating the cover at the end.
Give yourself room to make mistakes putting the book together.
It's creative work, not perfect.

Let's have a good time.
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Old 01-06-2016, 11:34 AM
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Here's a link to a
beginner's guide to bookbinding on youtube
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PGqmtuMAhGk
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Nickel, I'm a little confused. Think I'll go back and read everything again from the beginning of the project. Are the envelopes holding the papers? I wanted to put some crappy papers in mine including brown bag paper.

I'll get back after I read again. I have a cereal box for starters.
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Old 01-11-2016, 08:31 AM
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Janet, great idea for your papers.

I'm using the envelopes as the paper for the journal.
Gluing , collaging, drawing onto the envelopes.

Since the envelopes are opened, you can stick stuff inside if you want.
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

oh, this is good direction....I did not save any envelopes but I'll try and stick something together.....got some old calandar pages that I could cut down and use for a base.......
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Old 01-11-2016, 10:18 PM
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Robin, old calendar pages sound great for your base!

Looking forward to what you all do!
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Here's a free art (junk) journal class you might like to look into.

http://acolorfuljourney.com/permissi...edia-workshop/

I thought I might give it a go soon.

I haven't started a junk journal construction as yet!! Busy with painting project.
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Old 01-19-2016, 11:02 AM
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Hi June, That's a great link, thanks.

It's not looking like too many people have time
right now to make a junk journal, busy time of year.

I've worked on mine. It's seems to me, that it is more
crafty type of work, not something that may appeal to all.


Mine has lean toward drawing, painting, quotes, inspiration
to get through these cold, hard days of winter.

I will say that it takes some time to work in the book and
it really work that is in progress. Especially if you are going to layer
anything into a page, takes time to think about it.

So far, I'd say I've
not really gotten a page to a finish statement although
I've worked on over half the pages in the book.
Just work a little on each page, some more than others.

It's really hard to know what I think about this type of book
until it is finished. Paintings have their ugly stage, so does this book.
I don't know if they get better?
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

I will follow with interest this kind of challenge as I take pleasure baucoupmais does not include any request .. what I look; ..bravo .. by far the idea is excellent!
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Good instructions for binding your journal, Nickel. I also like your Janus imagery. Perfect for the time of year and the start of a new project!!


Maybe it will take us all some time to do this project since we have to make the journal and then start filling it up.

I collected my junk and my cardboard containers, so that's a step forward.

Today, I did a page in a small 'junk' journal...which luckily came ready made as a booklet/flyer...and didn't need any binding by me. I just gessoed the pages and started on an inside page spread.

But it will be good to try constructing a journal with various papers, as per the project

Here's my junk journal page. One way of filling a constructed or ready-made junk journal I guess.




4 by 8 ins spread.

I used my hand-made rubber stamp on the LHS. Rest is collage.

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Old 01-19-2016, 11:04 PM
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Re: Classical Art 1st "Junk Journal" Project

Hi Clode, welcome!

June, love the bright orange and pocket watch. Like the little guy with the big head. Yes make time. I heard a quote today, made me think, we don't run out of ideas, we run out of time.

Thank you for sharing your page. I like the idea of using a ready made flyer booklet. I've seen many that would be good to recycled into a journal.

Good idea is to be inspired just like you wrote!

I like your stamp too!
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I'm thinking of binding this booklet in to my junk journal as one of the signatures!
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