People Reading, Junk Journal

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July 16, 2018 by kittynh

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This book was in bad shape, but the cover was nice…new insides now!

One of the first junk journals I ever started, is now finished.

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Used library pockets on various pages.  Lots of fun and cheap on Amazon.

I like a theme at least help me with junk journaling, and the theme here was “reading”.

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Quote by Oscar who is buried near Proust.

People ,like Rebecca, sent me pictures of people reading.

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There are a lot of good “reading” quotes out there.

I then googled for quotes about reading.

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Those that I liked, I printed out for the book.

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Even great grandfather is reading

Tim Holtz little quips stickers also were used.

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As usual, my addiction to washi tape is evident on every page.

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I can’t get enough washi tape.  I actually use up rolls.

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I do have some personal photographs of people reading in the journal also.

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Crazy Rebecca sent me these wee readers

I downloaded some pictures from the internet…

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Also some books from the Salvation Army with “famous art” were cut up.  Don’t worry I’ll use all the non reader pictures also.

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This was a good book as I would put it down and come back to it a lot.

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My friend Jeff sent a photograph of him reading for another project and I just had an extra copy made for this book.

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I believe books can change your mind

I had a small file of “people reading”, that I just added to whenever I found a good graphic to use.

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I admit I own a LOT of books.

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I was always confused at how often Mary was reading a modern book…

I now have a box of books just for using for journaling.

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The journaling books are always a bit beat up.  They aren’t really any use as a reading book anymore.

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Other books I will go Staples and get copies there.

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It’s very inexpensive to get even color copies made, and you can even change the size.

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I don’t use plain white pages much anymore when making a book.  But when I started I was very conservative.

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Now I use sheet music, old maps, coloring books, whatever paper is around.

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I have a filing cabinet with sheet music and good options for the basic paper for a book.

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The Salvation Army has a huge selection of old sheet music, for 25 cents a book.

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Junk journaling emphasizes reusing paper, not purchasing new paper.

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Also don’t purchase new graphics, but see what is around, such as old dictionaries.  Old dictionaries are a lot of fun for this type of book, and very inexpensive.  I’ve used a vintage Italian/English dictionary in this book.

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So at the end, a new card that someone sent me!  There are MORE PAGES, lots more, but I wanted to give everyone a feeling for how truly different each page can be, even with a common theme.  I’m going to start another “people reading” book, just because it’s fun to keep an eye out for reading graphics.  Plus there are a lot more good reading quotes.

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