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Mini Junk Journal- super cute stocking fillers!

This week I have been busy making these super cute miniature junk journals! Just the right size to pop in your pocket, slip into your handbag or hide under your pillow! These mini treasures measure 13 cm x 8 cm and average around 34 pages. Each journal consists of a soft back cover with pocket… Continue reading Mini Junk Journal- super cute stocking fillers!

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Jumbo sewing themed Journal *SOLD*

  Here is my latest journal. It is a Hard backed journal with a fabric cover and a Sewing and needle craft theme. This large journal contains three signatures, with approx 114 pages all together, front and back. The pages consist of tea and coffee dyed lined and un-lined papers, grid paper, vintage 1930's sewing… Continue reading Jumbo sewing themed Journal *SOLD*

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Egg box and medication tub transformation!

Those of you who know us at RRandJ will know that my son Joseph has Cystic Fibrosis. With this condition comes lots and lots of tablets, particularly Creon tablets that he has to take before almost everything that he eats. This means we go through several tubs of creon a week, and that unfortunately equals… Continue reading Egg box and medication tub transformation!

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Autumnal Mushroom journal!

It's coming up to my favourite time of year- Autumn! In honour of this special season I've made a mushroom themed Autumnal Journal! If you saw my last post you will have seen all the lovely mushroom themed ephemera I made, so I decided to collate it all together in a journal that is now… Continue reading Autumnal Mushroom journal!

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Cereal Bar box transformation!

Hi everyone! Today I wanted to share with you all a challenge I set myself to use as much of a piece of recycling as possible to make some journal ephemera. This was a really fun challenge and I succeeded in turning this..... into this! To do this I cut up the box into segments… Continue reading Cereal Bar box transformation!

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What is a junk journal anyway?

As you may have noticed I have really gotten into making junk journals recently, and some of you may be wondering what exactly they are and what they can be used for. So here's a quick run down of what a junk journal is and what you can do with one! What is it? Essentially… Continue reading What is a junk journal anyway?

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Vintage style Recipe Journal

Here is my hand made vintage style recipe journal! It measures 12.5 cm x 18 cm and is quite chunky at 8 cm deep.  The cover is sturdy card and is decorated with recipe pages from newspapers and magazines that have been aged with gold paint. It fastens with twine and has a cute vintage… Continue reading Vintage style Recipe Journal

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Mixed media Collage tags!

I have been loving all things mixed media recently and have just made some tags for my junk journals using collage, sewing and tea stained papers. I started the process by making the collage on some sturdy card stock- the card I used is up-cycled from some promotional leaflets but you could use cereal boxes… Continue reading Mixed media Collage tags!

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Junk/ heirloom journals

My latest projects at RRandJ.com have all been based around junk journals and heirloom journals. Using an array of mixed media techniques including sewing, stamping, book binding, paper crafts, bead work and applique I create one of a kind journals from found materials making each journal unique. Here are some images of my most recent… Continue reading Junk/ heirloom journals

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Tea Staining paper

Recently I have been experimenting with tea staining paper for various art projects, namely my junk journals and mixed media projects. Joseph has also been intrigued by the process and has made a treasure map with some of the paper I made! If you are interested in trying this out at home for yourself or… Continue reading Tea Staining paper