Introducing "DRIED GATHERINGS" digital paper collection for your junk journal - available in my shop!
Are you ready to embark on a creative journey and craft your enchanting autumn junk journal? If you're drawn to the vibrant colors of the season and adore the idea of incorporating dried plants into your journal but find the process of collecting, drying, and gluing them to be a bit too time-consuming, then this paper collection is tailor-made for you!
It's as easy as can be - simply download, print, and you're all set to bring your autumn journal to life with a touch of nature's beauty. Say goodbye to the fuss and hello to your new journaling adventure!
DRIED GATHERINGS VOL.1
JUNK JOURNAL PAGES
With volume 1 of this collection, you get eleven printable pages. This is perfect if you're looking to craft a small journal with fewer pages or if you want to include many other types of papers from your stash.
Additionally, this is an excellent option if you enjoy creating your own ephemera using the printed pages. BUY IT HERE!
DRIED GATHERINGS VOL.2
JUNK JOURNAL PAGES
With volume 2, you get an additional eleven pages for printing. If you want to create a larger journal and require more pages, you can combine volume 1 and volume 2 to achieve a delightful variety while maintaining the same color palette and theme. BUY IT HERE!
This ephemera pack includes eleven printable pages. It offers a ton of tags, pockets, journaling cards, tuck spots, belly bands, file cards, envelopes, and more, all designed to enhance your journal. BUY IT HERE!
Digital paper & ephemera for junk journals provides several advantages:
Convenience: You can easily incorporate a variety of embellishments without the need to source physical materials.
Customization: digital paper & ephemera allows you to personalize your journal with different designs, colors, and themes, ensuring it reflects your unique style.
Consistency: Achieve a cohesive look throughout your journal with coordinated printed elements.
Time-Saving: Skip the time-consuming process of handcrafting each piece, making your journaling experience more efficient and enjoyable.
Endless Possibilities: With a diverse range of elements at your disposal, you have endless creative possibilities to explore in your journaling projects.
I had so much fun creating a journal using the new paper collection. Let's delve deeper into it!
In addition to the printable paper and ephemera, I've chosen various materials from my stash. Nearly anything within the orange, yellow, green, grayish-blue, and brown color palette will work perfectly for this project.
Of course, you can also enhance the visual and tactile experience by adding real dried plants and leaves to the printed paper, making each page a unique work of art. Materials like lace, cheesecloth, wood, feathers, and small sticks are wonderful additions too.
For additional paper, I like to mix up the textures. Try to find different types of paper to make the tactile experience of your journal even more special.
When it comes to stamping and using wet mediums, I love using Ranger Ink's distress products. So, here's my suggestion for colors from the Ranger palette of distress inks and distress oxide inks that would perfectly complement 'DRIED GATHERINGS'. (please note that your color choice can vary slightly depending on your printer settings - I've explained that in detail in the video on the bottom of this page).
If you're looking for other decorative elements to complement the "DRIED GATHERINGS" collection, here are some recommendations.
I particularly appreciate the pairing with die cuts, especially when they are cut out from black, white, or creamy-colored paper.
In the image, the wildflower die cut resembles more of a shape than a detailed flower, and that's precisely what I appreciate about it. It provides a striking contrast to the details of the design in the background.
For my journal, I used the wildflower die cuts by Tim Holtz & Sizzix. If you don't have die cuts you could also use cut outs from books or magazines or use stickers.
Another really nice addition would be the silhouette birds by Tim Holtz and Sizzix. I left some of them all black because I like the strong contrast, and the black tones down the "volume" of the journal a bit.
I also stamped and embossed some of the birds with white embossing powder. It looks cute, don't you think?
If you enjoy heat embossing, using golden embossing powder would look great too.
I can also picture adding splatters in white, black, or golden colors around the birds. I haven't done that yet because I'm still working on my journal.
For stamping I've used some stamps from the following sets by Tim Holtz & Stampers Anonymous.
You're searching for other digital papers and ephemera that complement the "DRIED GATHERINGS" collection? Take a look at these! (click the picture for more information!)
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I've also included some 'older' embellishments in my journal. These are things I created some time ago, patiently awaiting the perfect moment and the right journal to be utilized.
These cute little mushrooms I made during Dephemerember 2021 out of some circles.
I think they fit perfectly with the colors of this journal, and who doesn't love mushrooms, right?
They are also really easy to make! You just need some circles. That's the entire supply list, believe it or not.
They are a great way to use up your scraps; you can use any leftovers you might have in your stash to make them. It's also fun to create a bunch of them for your stash, so you always have some on hand when needed. In the following video you can learn how to make them!
Don't have any scraps? Don't have a punch?
Want to use some of the patterns featured in my video?
Well, I have a freebie for you! Simply download it, print it at home, and you're all set to create your own mushrooms using circles.
This cute little embellishment I made a while ago as well.
When I got the BRUSHSTROKE FLOWERS MINI die cut set by Sizzix & Tim Holtz, I unexpectedly found a rabbit in it, which was quite amusing.
Originally, this piece was meant to be part of one of the flowers. However, when turned upside down, it transforms into an adorable little rabbit. It's all about perspective.
The foundation for this embellishment was crafted from a coffee filter, a paper doily, a paper coaster, and a cut out from a book page. I have the feeling, that circular embellishments fit into an autumn themed journal very well. They represent the cozy feeling of the season absolutely wonderfully.
I created the embellishment for this page during Dephemerember 2021 as well. When I took it out from my drawer, I immediately felt it belonged in my 'DRIED GATHERINGS' journal.
The colors and texture of the book page, along with the tea bag I used for the background, perfectly complement the autumnal theme of the journal.
Butterflies in autumn, you might ask?
Well... why not?
That's the beauty of junk journaling - we can do what makes our hearts happy!
Because this journal has many birds, they also need a place to sleep, right?
Hence, you'll find some birdhouses nestled within these pages.
I crafted these — can you guess when? — during Dephemerember 2021.
I've come to believe that this 'Dephemerember' thing is rather beneficial. It seems like a great opportunity to gather ephemera for your collection during that special time of the year.
Never heard of Dephemerember?
Don't worry! Click here to find out more. By the way, Dephemerember is set to take place for the third time this December!
In the following video you can learn how to make your own birdhouses!
For this I also have a freebie for you to print out at home! Enjoy!