This series is an attempt to show how YOU could use a junk journal ... by sharing how I've been using mine to document my summer. Like a relaxed scrapbook, photo album and filing system all in one.
You can catch up on the previous episodes here:
- Part 1: An introduction to the project focussing on the kinds of pages you might find to use
- Part 2: A quick tutorial showing how to add a decorative edge to make it easier to bind thinner pages
- Part 3: A simple method of adding a greeting card to a journal bound with book rings
- Plus there's a full step-by-step tutorial here all about how to add a spine feature to a junk journal / mini-album as I did to mine.
Today let's consider how you might want to put your junk journal to use because, as well as being decorative and fun to make, they can also be a practical place to store and present your photos too.
The 'Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt' pages:
While I've been sharing my Summertime Photography Scavenger Hunt [hosted by Rinda at Gallo Organico] photos here on my blog, I also wanted to have a printed record; one I could flip through in the depths of winter, or in years to come, to remind me of the days of summer!
To do this I made photo collages of the photos - 2 to a page - then printed them out on to 4x6" photo paper. This made them an ideal size for my book pages which I decided to keep quite simple.
I didn't need a lot of journaling on these pages as the category titles already have it covered and each photo has its own sticker label:
I typed out all 21 labels at the start of the project so they'd be quick and easy to add as and when I found the image to match without me having to get the typewriter out for it. [And, as you'll know from this post, my typewriter isn't the most portable of devices!]
The majority of my Scavenger Hunt photos share the same page layout of:
- category title
- scrap of patterned paper
- date stamp
Plus I did throw in the occasional [ancient] photo corner under the notion I might be reviving an old trend ...
It's just a nice, expressive, book which is gradually being filled with photos of weird hats, garden gnomes and bears etc ...
If you've missed any of the other ideas my journal has spurred me to share with you, make sure to scroll back up [or hit the 'Home' button] to return to the opening of my post where I've linked to the earlier instalments.
See you then.