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Making a Junk Journal

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I first heard about Junk Journals from Cheri at Fabric and Memories but she was writing from myLot where I write also.  
I was fascinated about using up my mountains of junk papers in an artistic way, by way of making something functional.  
She uses papers from everywhere and I have linked to her page (above) where she blogged about her first Junk Journal 
I looked on YouTube and watched a dozen videos about people showing their junk journals then yesterday I found one that showed me how to make one.  It was painfully slow though!  She digresses, doesn't finish sentences, pets the cat, has a hard time getting the glue going.  In short it was like sitting with her in person while she showed me everything.  The the video was an hour long!  
But I learned the steps about taking all kinds of junk papers and turning them into subscriptions, which are small groups and how to glue them into a book cover.  It looked easy peasy.  
Well, yes and no.   

I love how mine turned out!   I used…

I Love Washi

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Mikoka Washi Tape
I wanted this set of Washi because I absolutely loved the antique look when making pocket letters.  My favorite pocket letters are vintage ones and this Washi tape is from the Antique Bright set from Mikoka.  I like it because it's very easy to work with.  

This is a pocket with bunting.  It's so easy to do.  


 I chose a piece of vintage cardstock  and just put Washi across the bottom. I just tear it off and then trim the ends.

I scored it about every quarter inch using the corner of a metal ruler. I use what I have! 


 Then I just folded it accordion style. 


 I placed a piece of matching Washi all along the bottom to hold it in this position.
(even when crafting I notice shadows!)

It really makes a beautiful pocket embellishment!  This one was placed right on the card, and fit inside the pocket.
You can also affix them to the outside, it will give it a bit more dimension. 



Another thing I like to do with Washi is to cover things!
Here is a simple tea light.