This is an idea for you to use in your junk journals using old picture mats for create a window.
These matts came from a thrift store so some of the picture mats were pretty banged up and dirty, but they came in a whole bundle. Most of them were in pretty good shape though.
You can easily draw some floral doodles onto the mats. If you want to try this, we have a ton of doodle ideas right here. So don't worry if you don't have any ideas, you can copy the ones on this crafting blog.
Here are the mats that were turned into floral windows for a junk journal page idea.
Supplies Used For This Tutorial
Picture Mats (check thrift store first)
If any of you reading this have an Etsy shop, sell custom junk journals, or make and sell handmade supplies, you can totally use this idea for that.
These might be a great seller for your shop. You can easily buy these in bulk from Amazon if you don't have a thrift store that sells these.
In fact, any idea that you see here on DIY Craft Club and on our YouTube channel, we encourage you to use, because we're here to help you. Think of us as your crafting bff.
Here's a simple floral drawing that was colored onto this mat. You can also go ahead and coffee stain it to give it a vintage look.
We have a great coffee stained paper tutorial. From experience, the Sakura Micron pens will slightly change color and have a tiny bit of bleeding if you dip the mats into coffee first.
Always do a test page before going ahead with your project. If you want clean lines then coffee stain first and then draw your design after it's dry.
Here's a journal that is almost completed, it's actually a five-year planner that is being made into a junk journal. Here's the page that is in the video above.
You can also stamp some lines into the window and use it as a table of contents for a junk journal.
That's one of the beautiful things about making junk journals: there are no right or wrong ways of doing anything, it is all about experimenting. If you don't like something, just change it with a few junk journal supplies that you have on hand.
The lace came from the thrift store too and is perfect to show off the vintage style.
And then the paper came from the Mariposa paper stack. You can check the price here on Amazon. This stack has a nice vintage look and has a lot of butterflies.
We hope you've enjoyed learning the basics of a junk journaling window with us and that it's inspired you to get creative and begin your very own junk journal journey!
Junk journaling is a great way to express yourself and practice different artistic skills. Don't worry if your junk journals aren't perfect - just have fun and let your creativity take you wherever it may go!
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