Quick Pockets in altered books and junk journals are on our creative table today. These pockets are so easy and fun to make. You might be creating them for hours. Also, there are some good tips and hacks for painted pages hidden within this tutorial. Be sure to scroll down and watch the video.
Quick Pockets in Altered Books and Junk Journals Tutorial
In today’s junk journaling journey we will look at making pockets in altered books. I found a pretty French blue color that I really like yesterday that I have used several times in our tutorial today. When we alter an existing book, some of the pages need to come out. If all of the pages are left in the book it will become misshapen as we create. I’ve taken out about half of the pages from the book seen here. I like to leave a few torn pages for attaching things to, and prefer leaving about the first twenty and last ten pages for later ideas as they pop into my head.
Without overthinking it, I prefer to sort of randomly tear pages. With thumbnail pressed at top left of page you see, I tear it a little so it will come out easily. Always leave some groups of pages adjacent to each other for glueing together. Now we will work on the two nicely aged book pages with ‘envelope type’ pockets.
Quick Pockets in A Junk Journal How To
Before taping, we see that a pocket for the portable portal will work well on the page. Using a tape runner, I set the tape in place then firm up with bone folder.
The large pocket was creating by simply tearing the page, then aging it thoroughly. Then my cute little ‘Kitty card’ goes in the pocket. Turning over the torn page and utilizing a non-stick protective cover, I tape over the edges so it will adhere to back page, thus making the large envelope type pocket! Good journaling to you!
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