Junk Journal Workshop: Unexpected Materials for Handmade Journals with Carolyn Dube Video Download

Junk, be gone! Take old papers, junk mail, and more and transform it into a unique and funky, functional journal in this video workshop.
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Take junk from around the house - including junk mail! - and turn it all into sturdy, colorful pages in a personalized journal.

In this video workshop, Carolyn Dube encourages you to gather up washi tape, ribbon, stamps and any other collections of "stuff" around the house or in your mixed-media supply stash. She'll show you how to give purpose to the junk cluttering up your space by creating a Junk Journal! It all begins with deconstructing a hardcover book and determining the size of your journal. Then, you'll learn how to make decorative pages, envelope pages, pages for writing and even pen holders. The best part about this mixed-media journal is how easy it is to customize the different features to create the Junk Journal that is perfect for you!

Order or download this video today to discover:

  • More than 15 techniques for creating 10+ types of unique pages
  • Unique ideas for creating themed journals
  • 90 minutes of premier workshop instruction

Watch a preview of Junk Journal Workshop: Unexpected Materials for Handmade Journals with Carolyn Dube now:

About the Artist
Carolyn Dube is an art adventurer and educator who aims to inspire other artists to discover the creativity within themselves. Carolyn was an elementary school teacher for 10 years before dedicating herself full-time to mixed-media art. She is a StencilGirl designer (34 stencils) and monthly guest blogger on CreateMixedMedia.com. She teaches workshops online and in person. Carolyn has been published in Cloth Paper Scissors, Somerset Studios, Green Craft, Cloth Paper Scissors Studios, Somerset Apprentice and Pages magazine. Visit Carolyn at her website AColorfulJourney.com.


Materials List
110-lb. cardstock
140-lb. Canson watercolor paper
Dura-Lar water media sheets
Fabric or duck cloth canvas
Hardcover book
Index cards

Acrylic paint, variety of colors
Color Bursts watercolor powder
Dylusions spray ink
Gel medium
Golden Super-Loaded Matte Medium

Binder clips
Book binding tape
Catalyst mini blade
Cinch binding tool and wire
Cosmetic sponges
Craft knife
Deli paper
Ephemera-tags, scrapbook paper, washi tape, ribbon, wrapping paper, envelopes
Glue stick
Palette paper
Paper trimmer
Pens or other writing tool
Popsicle sticks
Redline tape
Sewing machine (optional)
Spray bottle with water
Assorted Stencils from StencilGirl
Wire cutter
Xyron machine

Additional Info
Additional Info
SKU S5350
Product Type Video Download
File Type MP4
Author/Designer Carolyn Dube
Technique Art Journaling, Handmade Books
Project Book Making
Customer Reviews (2)
Uses machines
In this video, she uses a binding machine to spiral bind pages and a machine that turns large sheets of paper into stickers in order to glue things down. I wish I'd known that before purchasing the download. While you can still do the techniques with gel medium and hand sewing, she's right...the machines make things easier. I have no plans to buy machines that need even more supplies (and places to store them). Review by Celeste (Posted on 1/30/2016)
Good but...
I've been following Carolyn's blog for some time and love her attitude, aptitude, and her color. Everything one should love about an artist! She's got the chops for all her spontaneous talk and apparent random splatter. That intersection keeps me coming back day after day. When she announced this vid I was less then enthused. I knew this would be a beautifully produced $20. But blogs and YouTube are not the same. Fancy lighting, proper camera, staged everything are all good (to a point). But not everyone has the instinct to become that polished/perfect "television" personality. DON'T GET ME WRONG. Carolyn is her usual bubbly self, she uses her same Pow colors, and doesn't mind the less then perfect (you are, aren't you?) art, and junk journals are _always_ fun. I would rather that this was shot in her studio and offered as a class or a series. Carolyn soldiered on and produced a perfectly good video. I enjoyed watching it. The production just didn't get the real Carolyn -- they got Carolyn trying to be someone else. Review by Susan Jane (Posted on 10/15/2015)
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