Thursday, September 10, 2015


Hello everybody!

As I sink deeper and deeper into my new favorite thing; art journaling, I am exploring how to make my own books.  You can totally customize your books, from the size of the covers to the spine thickness.  Then you can include all of the ephemera and other "junk" you want to include inside.  Or you can make it completely an art journal of your own original creations! 

Over at DecoArt's Mixed Media Blog, I am sharing my latest creation; my own junk/art journal.  It features a twine spine.  The signatures are not sewn in.  Therefore, you can add, move around or remove any pages you want at any time!  How cool is that?  The cover of the book is created using DecoArt's wonderful Media Line products.  From Modeling Paste to Fluid Acrylic Paints, this cover is packed with a dimensional vintage flair. 

There is a complete pictorial tutorial waiting for you!

Here's a sneak peek at a tiny portion of the cover:

Twine Binding Junk/Art Journal

 Thanks for stopping by!

I also wanted to acknowledge Ephemera's Garden for the inspiration for this basic journal construction.  She has a wonderful video showing the steps in creating the basic journal.  Click HERE to view that. 

I hope that you will make some
"play time" for yourself today and start making your own junk/art journal!  


  1. Dear Candy your creation is awesome (as always)! I checked whole process at DecoArt blog and it’s so easy to follow and you inspire me to make something...I love vintage look and beautiful colours! Couldn’t find from who vintage images are?... I love them very much, too!
    All together amazing!
    Hugs from Slovenia

  2. Your Art Journal is awesome, Candy. You are so talented. I loved to see the step-by-step process.


  3. Beautiful, beautiful and stunning. xxx

  4. Fabulous Candy, wonderful junk journal and love the twine spine binding so you can add and remove pages as need be. Just discovered junk journaling myself, it is very addictive and so much fun! Deb xo

  5. Ooh - I'm seeing junk journals everywhere at the moment - this looks like being a fabulous one! I'm hopping over...
    Alison xx

  6. Candy . . . still creating beautiful books. Love this one so much. Miss you and your classes.


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