May 6, 2018 by kittynh
Each junk journalist has their own style.
Each artist, and junk journaling is an art, has their own style.
I’m still very new to this hobby, so I’m learning what my style is, but I do love to read vintage mystery novels.
When I find one in horrific shape, because I read all the ones in great shape, I have to make it into a journal. But, this has been the first one I have finished.
My friend Rebecca, at Dances with Pitbulls, helped me gather all the smaller Paper Dolls from Tim Holtz collection. Let’s admit we all love them. Then I threw in a few family photographs, as I always seem to do, used friends and family names… and had two serial killers on my hands!
I’ve no clue what the final body count was, but, it was a lot of fun.
Tim Holtz, I’m sorry.
I also found I seem to work in three stages with a junk journal like this.
1.I do the basic page. What is this page going to be like, and put it together.
2. I then add in the story. My handwriting is very poor, because of arthritis, so I will print out the usually vague storyline.
3. I go back and throw in washi tape (I love it), and generally make the page a little more graphically appealing.
4. My husband then reads the journal and looks at me funny for the rest of the week. (Just how many people DID you kill off in this book?)
Let me know if I should make a video of the book, I’m never sure if it’s something just for myself, or if others would like to know how this mystery turns out. Not well for the Paper Dolls is one thing you can be sure of……