What can I use for a junk journal?

What can I use for a junk journal?

Here are Some Basic Ideas for What to Gather

  1. Paper Ephemera of Any Type: See our Junk Journal Supplies List and go on a scavenger hunt around your house!
  2. Old Books {See how I shop for used old book here}
  3. Book Binding Supplies.
  4. Glue and Tape.
  5. Scissors / Paper Trimmer.


How do you stick things in a journal?

What is ephemera for junk journals?

Ephemera is anything that can be added to a junk journal. Typically, it is a bunch of old or recycled bits and pieces such as receipts, bits from old newspapers and magazines, and other pieces of memorabilia.

How do you glue photos on journals?

The quickest way to insert your photos is with a good old fashioned glue stick. You get more coverage than double stick tape (or glue dots) and it’s leaves a smooth finish (no glue bleeds or tape marks). We recommend using an archival grade glue stick to paste in your pictures.

How do you stick pages in notebook?

How do you bind a lot of pages together?

Three-ring binders are one of the simplest ways to bind pages together, because they don’t require any kind of machine other than a hole puncher. They also have a huge capacity, so you can bind as many as 850 pages together, making them one of the best ways to bind thick documents.

How do you glue books to bind them?

How do I make perfect binding?

How do you glue pages without wrinkles?

What is a smash journal?

Smash books are what scrapbooks used to look like before they became a serious craft. In other words, “smash” books are the original “scrap” books. You used scraps of memories as you seldom had photographs. You would write (journal) a description so everyone would know what the scrap represented.

How do you glue pages in a book?

Brush glue on the outside of the pages.

Brush the glue on the outside of the pages all around the book. Put on a few layers, but make sure to smooth out any globs as they will dry white. Press the book firmly in your hand to keep the pages together as you glue them.

What is the difference between a junk journal and a glue book?

Glue books have many different names – some people call them smash books or smash journals and often times they are very similar to junk journals, since ANYTHING can be used to make them – even your junk mail! The main reason we call them glue books is because you glue things down in it.

What is the difference between a scrapbook and a junk journal?

Where scrapbooks are made to be polished and beautiful, junk journals are made to be used, written in and to remember things you want to keep track of. Often a junk journal is a handmade book and is not intended to last a long time the same way scrapbooks are.

Is Mod Podge good for bookbinding?

What is padding glue? Padding glue is a type of adhesive product commonly used in the manufacture of writing pads or any ‘tear away’ style paper product. It is m/productsost commonly used in the graphic arts industry for binding different varieties of forms and notepads.

What is Gluebooking? A gluebook is a sort of collage journal, made by gluing everyday things into a book. The supplies required for gluebooking are very basic; all you need is a book, some glue, and something to glue into the book.

What do you put in a smash book? Just open the book, and create your page right there! Tape pictures in place, add embellishments by gluing, taping or stapling, and write down your thoughts or feelings with your favorite pen or marker. With a smash book, you don’t have to worry about the perfect layout.

What is a belly band in junk journaling?

Do they still make Smash books?

I don’t see Smash Books around as much anymore, but you can still purchase them online at and you can always use other notebooks or albums. The main point of these books for me it to have somewhere to store this little misc. bits of life in a quick and easy way.

How do you make a belly band out of a book?

How do you make ephemera?

Do you write in a junk journal?

A Junk Journal is a handmade book of recycled and found materials and ephemera. The pages can be used to write, draw, paint or record memories, thoughts, ideas, and inspiration. The finished junk journal can become anything you want.

How do you make clusters for junk journals?

What is the best adhesive for photos?

4 Best Glues For Photos – That Don’t Warp or Wrinkle Paper

  • Beacon Zip Dry Acid Free Glue (A strong & multi-purpose non-wrinkling paper & photo glue ideal for scrap booking)
  • Elmer’s No-Wrinkle Rubber Cement (A flexible & affordable acid-free glue)

How do you stick pictures to books? Tape Runners

They are easy, fast, safe and permanent (just make sure you check the packaging, because some are temporary). Ad Tech makes my favorite glue/tape runner. The adhesive comes out in a thin strip, so you can use it on even tiny edges or objects and the hold is fantastic.

Whats a Gluebook?

A gluebook is a “book” where you glue things (like a collage) in. The following are some examples: A new, blank notebook that you decide you want to glue things in. An old book that you want to glue things on top of the pages.

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