|Junk Journaling on a cold night in Nova Scotia|
But here's the summary if you aren't a member. First, Teesha took Mary Ann Moss's "Remains of the Day" eCourse, and adapted it. Basically she wanted her journal to lie flatter than the Remains of the Day journal. She went through a variety of journals in her video, going from machine sewed with cloth covers, to hand sewn with no covers. I liked the hand sewing part, because if I can, I avoid my sewing machine as much as possible. I decided that I would like a cover, so I created cover with an Esopus Magazine (great quality paper, images, etc.) and gaffers tape (hockey tape up here).
|Tape the outside and inside with cloth gaffers tape, creating spine.|
I collected up a bunch of papers, and insides of old books and magazines, and created one fat signature. Maybe 20 sheets.
A while back I had taken a Junquey Journal eCourse from Mystele (very, very inspiring) in which I learned about the super awesome tool that spits out doubled sided tape as easy as anything, and strong. So no stitching needed anywhere inside your journal pages.
Although this was super easy to do, there are plenty of other easy junk/smash/glue book type journal structures which you might like even better.
Gretchen Miller has a few ideas in her download (with links to video tutorial). And of course there's the Easy Peasy Journal from Samie Harding, aka Journal Girl.