Monday, November 3, 2014

Finished Junque Journals

I recently took an online class from Julie Fei-Fan Balzer's called, "Make Your Own Junque Journal" .  I mentioned it in a previous post (here) while i was still working on the journals and now that they are completed, I wanted to share them with you.  I made five of them and used up lots of old scrapbook paper and Gelli prints.  I am now working inside one of the journals and taking the next class, "30 Days in your Junque Journal".  I highly recommend both classes if you like art journaling.  Here is the link to both classes:  I love Julie's fun and thorough teaching style.  So here are my finished journals:

Here are more front and back shots of a few of them:

I decided to work in the "make Art everyday" journal.  Although pink is my least favorite color, I liked the inside pages the best in this one.  And I don't mind bright pink when it's paired with orange.  

Here are some of the inside pages.  Not sure which one is from which journal.  

The inside pages were mostly done already but had to be pieced together to make up the right size for each book. I loved matching the pieces up and seeing how they looked when they were finished and sewn into the journals.  This was my favorite part of the process.

So what do you think?  I'd love to read your comments below!


  1. I showed my bf your pics! I love em!

  2. This is so fun to see... I had been thinking about taking that class from her, so I'm excited to hear how much you liked it! Beautiful journals too... I hope you'll keep posting as you work in them!

  3. These are really great - I have quite a pile of gelli print pages that I have been wondering what to do with. I think I will try to make a journal like your examples. The colors are fabulous. I'm with you about pink - not my favorite color, but combining it with orange sure makes if better! Thanks for sharing.

    1. Thank you Tricia! I really enjoyed making the books and the pages.

  4. Kathy, these are absolutely amazing!! Thanks for letting us "in".......

  5. Love the pages and colours you used. I am fairly new to Gelli printing. Seeing these pages and analysing them is such a pleasure and so helpful. Thank you for posting!