Ephemera for a Scrapbook , Altered Book

I took book pages and glued them together and took scrap papers to make a Masterboard . Once, everything was glued together I cut different pieces out of this Masterboard.

The longest part about this is waiting to the glue to dry and you can start cutting it apart to make Ephemera for your Scrapbook , Altered Book even your Junk Journals. All this is still very new to me and I am not expert on this subject matter.

I’ve heard of Scrapbooks and Altered Books but never tried to make any before. So, that is what I’ve been doing and learning as much as I can. One thing I have come to realize is there is really no wrong way to make a Scrapbook or Altered book/Junk Journal as far as how you want to decorate it.

This is the Ephemera I made with two Masterboards I created. I put stickers on them to add extra interest to them.

As you can see they are cut into different shapes and sizes. They didn’t take long to make other than waiting for the glue to dry after making a Masterboard for them. I used Distress Ink around the edges.

I’ve been working on this and anything related to Scrapbooking, Altered Books and Junk Journals and Journaling in general.

I have an Instagram Page and a Youtube Channel, if you are interesting in checking them out.

I just set both of them up so there isn’t a lot posted as of yet.

My Youtube Channel has two videos posted . Both are under 3 minutes long and set to Music. I’m still figuring out how to prop my phone for better videos.

Christinasplace76 is my Instagram and Youtube name.

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Til next time.

First attempt at making a Notebook/Signature

This was my first Attempt at putting a notebook/signature for a journal I’m working on. I took Scrapbook paper and made the outer covers. I used old book pages and printing paper to make the pages inside the book. I used different papers to decorate the front .

This was my first attempt to sew the pages in the book. My sewing isn’t great but the pages are holding .I used stickers to decorate the first inside page, I wasn’t sure how I wanted this book to be used for so it has different ideas that I put in it.

I used different Ephemera pieces to use as decoration , Sentiments/sayings. Journaling/Scrapbooking/Junk Journaling is very new to me. I’m finding out what I like and don’t to use to decorate pages. I don’t plan a page but I do let an idea for a page come through. Like the butterflies on one page,

I had scrap paper that I wanted to use in the book and I knew that I wanted Butterflies and a moth. I’m not sure if the big one is a moth or butterfly. It was the right size and color that I wanted to with the scrap paper, I used distress ink in Vintage Photo to color the border of the paper. I really like how it came out.

I don’t work on my journals everyday but I really think I should just so I stay out of my head. I enjoy the process of thinking what could go together on a page or at least the ideas that come to mind when it comes to journaling.

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What I’ve done so far with my Scrapbook/Journal

I’ve been busy with my journaling/scrapbook among other things around the house.

I thought I would post pictures of what is in my scrapbook/journal. I’ve used a lot of different things and just went with the flow. Nothing is perfect or in any particular order. It’s what mood I was in at the time I decided to decorate a page.

The only unfortunate thing is because some of the pages are heavy they started to fall out. The book still has empty pages. I have been watching Youtube videos on Junk Journaling .

We’ve been busy with our home but that is for another Blog.

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More of My Journal/Scrapbook

I’ve been slowly working on my Journal/Scrapbook. Not everyday but when the mood hits for something to be put in it.

I’ve also been writing my thoughts and feelings on a separate sheet that could be burned later. I’m trying to find different techniques that work for me as I’m trying to HEAL my past.

I did write a little in my book. I’m also using things that speak to me. I did leave spaces for future writings, pictures or drawings.

I tried something I saw on a Youtube Video, adding a card to write and decorate. I’m working on myself to heal me Heal and be more Creative. I have found that there is no wrong way to Journal/Scrapbook. Basically , you put down things that speak to you. It’s a personal thing.

I’m really liking it and I should be doing it more. Maybe It should journal my feelings also . I just might start doing that. Some of my feelings need a separate place and need to be Healed .

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