Earth Day Recycled Junk Journal by Teresa Natividad

Celebrate Earth Day with Teresa Natividad's recycled junk journal made from a Ranger bubble mailer, scrap paper, inks and mediums. This eco-friendly journal is a great way to celebrate and protect our planet while also unleashing your creativity.

Check out this video for the full flip-through of the journal: https://bit.ly/43WxJ2r

Instructions

Some of our Ranger customers have returned product to us and they will often use the same packaging that their order comes in. I have saved some of the padded envelopes that we have gotten back. I thought they would make a cool soft-bound junk journal.

 

Earth Day Recycled Junk Journal by Teresa Natividad Step 1

Step 1: To create the recycled journal cover, you'll want to use a Ranger bubble mailer that you've received product in.   

 

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Step 2: Cut the large envelope and open it to make a larger surface. I didn’t want to cover up the logos so I let the design stand.

 

Earth Day Recycled Junk Journal by Teresa Natividad Step 3

Step 3: I didn’t want to show the raw edge, so I painted Dina Wakley MEdia Stickyback Canvas Tape with Dylusions Postbox Red Paint and used it to seal the edges.

 

Earth Day Recycled Junk Journal by Teresa Natividad Step 4

Step 4: We all have scrap pieces of paper that we have inked, painted, smeared, or collaged on. To create the inside of the journal, I gathered some papers that I had lying around. 

 

Earth Day Recycled Junk Journal by Teresa Natividad Step 5 

Step 5: I also had some old calendars with pages that looked like they needed some jazzing up. So I will use a variety of inks and mediums on them. 

 

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Step 6: Use Dylusions Ink Sprays to add some color to a few calendar pages.

 

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Step 7: For these pages, I applied Distress Texture Paste using the Dina Wakley Media Cross Hatch stencil and Midnight Snack Lunar Paste with a Dylusions stencil.

 

Earth Day Recycled Junk Journal by Teresa Natividad Step 8  

Step 8: Cut your pages to different sizes.  

 

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Step 9: Gather and sew them into one signature with the cover. I used string and a needle to punch three holes through all of the pages and made a knot with the string in the middle of the journal. 

 

Earth Day Recycled Junk Journal by Teresa Natividad Step 10

Step 10: I trimmed some of the pages that were hanging off, but otherwise, I don’t mind the different sized pages

Can’t wait to use this as an art journal!

 

 

 

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Teresa works at Ranger by day and at night, dabbles in creative pursuits such as crafting, cooking, and community theatre. Evidence of these can be found at her Instagram handle, @asiattic.

 

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