Thursday, October 26, 2017

Junk Style Journals

I finally have a few of these junk style journals put together. 

It took a bit of time, since I decorated 
many of the pages that are going into these books. 

Once the pages were decorated, I sewed an assortment of pages into signatures.  

I made flexible but sturdy covers that I decorated, and stitched the spine so that it can hold the pages.  

These journals are designed to be refillable. 
Stitched together pages can be secured into the cover, 
and can be replaced with new pages whenever needed. 

I made a couple of small sized books

which hold the sewn together signature of decorated pages.

These are the larger sized journal,
and they too hold one signature of decorated pages that can be replaced when needed.  

On the inside cover the books have a pocket
to hold bits and pieces that can be glued onto the pages. 

The pages are decorated in a variety of ways, 

or are pages out of old books.

And when closed these journals have an elastic that wraps around and secures them.  

I still have a couple of other different but similar journals that are in the works..... 
hopefully I can share them with you soon. 


  1. These are all beautiful. I especially like the single leaf in the bottom right hand corner of some pages. Were these printed or stitched?

    1. Thanks for your comment! The single leaves in the bottom corner of some pages are stitched using my lovely old sewing machine. The second picture shows a bunch of pages with stitched leaves on. I really like those pages too!

  2. Love these journals, they are beautiful.

  3. Very cool! And VERY Kim! ♥♥♥♥♥♥

  4. Beautiful and inspirational work! I especially like the way you have used leaf images.

  5. Fantastic, these will be snapped up in no time at all! Love it Kim.

  6. so very pretty and special ... great work!