YTread Logo
YTread Logo

Junk Journal 3 Easy Tips! Bird's Nest, Tape Trick & Dried Flower Bags! Tutorial!The Paper Outpost!

Junk Journal 3 Easy Tips! Bird's Nest, Tape Trick & Dried Flower Bags! Tutorial!The Paper Outpost!
hi everyone this is Pam at the

paper

outpost

and today we're just gonna have some fun making three quick and

easy

things I thought you might like these little

trick

s to have fun little projects that you can put in your

journal

any old time and they're super

easy

so let me show you the first one is the old

tape

trick

okay so let me show you what an example of it is okay see this this has been lifted from a book page and all I did was take regular

tape

now you can go over this with clear
junk journal 3 easy tips bird s nest tape trick dried flower bags tutorial the paper outpost
gesso if you don't want the shine on it but it's kind of a new it's kind of a cool technique you just take some regular let me zoom in a bit it seems very far away okay so good makes it where's my glasses you just use any book page so kind of those dry pulpy pages are really good from old books but pretty much any book page will do grab a regular piece of scotch

tape

and you just put it down anywhere you like and go on a angle if you like whatever doesn't matter and you go
like that and all of a sudden all of a sudden all of a sudden the words have come off on your

tape

see that isn't that kind of cool and then you can take that and you can put it over here or here perhaps now a good way to get it to stick down because you've used up some of the stick on your

tape

would be from a glue stick or wet glue that would dry clear that would be good to a wet white glue but let's let's just put it on something else that's whitish in here and you could
possibly put it here so you have something that looks like that isn't that kind of cool so you could use this as a border you could do all sorts of things with it and let's take a look to see if we put a little clear gesso on it I've tried this yet but we'll try together all right that's probably too much not we'll try it alright so I'm going to put that on there and just see if that knocks back to shine letting it dry still a little bit wet but as you can see that
significantly drop dropped the shine factor on it still wet so I think it's gonna even get less shiny and the other one was more shiny because it was still wet or was just natural see that's super shiny and this is not so shiny so a couple that's a little technique that you can use to transfer parts of book pages on to your work how fun is that okay all right onto technique number two like I said these are very quick and

easy

and okay the next one is how to make a

bird

's

nest

and
out of your scrap threads and a lot of us have these little scrap threads so I am going to show you how to work with that and these are extremely

easy

yet again you need some base

paper

he doesn't matter what it is maybe this be a scrap would be ideal if it was a scrap and we'll make two of these and basically you just take your clump but I always have these for some reason or your end little snippets and things like that and just twist a little bit to give it a little bit of shape and
form grab an end and just start going around like this you're gonna make what sort of looks like a

bird

's

nest

you don't have to be super fat thin is fine just cut the clump wherever you see fit and just kind of tuck it into itself okay making it look a little

bird

nest

s tea and fabrics is good for this actually any glue will work but the Fabri fix is good to grab it fast so we want a fast grab go with the fabrics okay grabbing all my little under guys and gluing it down and you can
always trim any little hair balls that run away on you okay yep let's just do another one in this lovely red color this burgundy sort of brownie red I've got it right here so we'll just do the same thing just grab the clump twist a little bit to give it some shape pulling in can you see what I'm doing I hope so pulling in all that it's a great way to use up all these thread scraps and it gives you some if you like to do nature designs having these little

bird

s

nest

after
ready very nice very nice you have a big enough base okay and then we just whoops sometimes if your fingers are sticky pull it all apart but you just pull up it down there okay give it a good squish and then you've got your

bird

's

nest

base okay now it's okay if it comes up a little in the center because we're gonna put more glue there and in the center because we got to put our eggs right what do we find in

bird

s

nest

s eggs so let's put a nice big block of glue and another
people up of glue in the center yeah I think I only have I mean need to get some more some more eggs and this is very handy to use tweezers because then you can put your egg right where you want it you can use your fingers but it's a little more awkward ask me how I know and there there we go three is a good number sometimes odd numbers work best with design so we got a little

bird

s

nest

there and I just grabbed three more little pearl beads and you can use any kind of beads but three little
roundish things will work well and I just orient them so the little eye the little hole doesn't show right at your face so it looks like little eggs and I usually just make a bunch of these up at a time and you can use these they're great for space filler or a little accents or little embellishments okay let me show you a little closer what we got are we focusing we're just not wanting to focus anymore my camera doesn't like there okay we got to focus so basically there you go
and I would just let those let my moved again sorry let those dry do come on focus no here it likes to focus down there better okay so just let those dry and then they will be very secure and then what you do is you cut them off the base they're gonna be stuck they're gonna have the white

paper

on the bottom but you cut very close to your your

nest

and then you just glue the whole backing onto whatever your you're doing so you can have a strip of these you can store them and dry them
junk journal 3 easy tips bird s nest tape trick dried flower bags tutorial the paper outpost
that way so that is the

bird

's

nest

and then next Oh somebody asked me about this what can we do with the

dried

flower

s that we make if we decide to use the micro Fleur fast drying

flower

press or any

dried

flower

s the regular old book way when you stick some

flower

s in a book and let them dry what we what can you do with them well here's a cute little idea it's a little piece on ephemera packet that you can put inside your

journal

s this just has it's a little like wax

paper

glassing bag sort of thing and I just tucked some

dried

petals in there and I just thought that looks so cute and and just a little sticker if that would be so cute just tucked into a pocket or a tuck and or you could just glue that right on to a page that would be cute too so and where I got this little envelope was from some packaging I believe from Aliexpress I ordered something and probably stickers and they came in this and that's how I ended up with that and I also got a bigger one and
a bigger one so I thought we would load these up so you can just see how basically

easy

that is to do so here I've got some

flower

s now I'm just gonna pull out some random ones okay here's some big ones since this is a big envelope now it's a little bit torn because I was not gentle when I used it but I think we can work with it and the q-tip or the q-

tips

the tweezers come in very handy for picking up the delicate

dried

flower

s but you can put those in there and the colors to
show through beautifully one one leaf well I got a little folded leaf there okay and pop you inside tuck you in there a random hodgepodge oh and that little hydrangea I think he wants to be in there too it's you on top of the

flower

hope you got stuck that's okay you can stay there and now we just need to you can seal these or not seal these however you like and I think I'm gonna seal them close my gesso and here's art glitter glue wet white glue says it dries clear so everything
should be good here yeah I'm just gonna put that down let's see if it grabs sometimes wax

paper

s or blessing is a little bit hard to grab but this seems to be doing okay and if for some reason that looks really weird or wonky I can always put a little decorative band across the top here if I don't like that okay so there's that one that one is the original sticker and then it came with so I think I'm just going to leave that and let that dry I could put more

flower

s in there
too but I just wanted to give you an example and this one was an envelope that came and I thought a half of course after I tore it I thought oh I should say that that's very pretty so I think I'm gonna put some

flower

s in here too so let's maybe try some different ones see what we got here okay let's put in the big ones first got one of these big daisies we made the other day and that'll show through really nicely okay and let's try a big leaf over here and see so big
because I mean these are so big I can use my fingers and maybe let's try some of these oh let's do some of these pretty pink rose petals down in there yeah that's pretty have one of these purple guys sure why not but she there well that looks cute and I've got a nice big Rose leaf here very nice and green I'll put you maybe up here and maybe we've seen some more color so let's put some of these white hydrangeas on the leaves there there okay so now I mean I could
close this back up and just glue it right down there or I could tuck this inside I could cut this off or there's like a myriad of things I could do I think I'm just gonna glue it down so you can get the gist of it and maybe you won't tear yours as much as I tore mine but I think it just gives you the idea of how this is going to work so that is one fun thing that you can do and if you don't have any glassine

bags

or any of this vellum style parchment

paper

sort of eggs we can
just make some let's make it a quickie envelope that we can put some of these in so here's our donesies aisle here okay just gonna put those aside and I happen to be working with a piece am i recording yes a piece of wax

paper

and I thought we might be able to put it to good use so let's cut something out that looks like an envelope all right so let's get envelope shape and we're not gonna do any fancy cutting we're just gonna make this

easy

because we like

easy

and
let's make what about no let's go straight okay let's make one about that wide all that stuff cuts like buttah okay and it's actually can you see what I'm doing probably not okay I just move my

flower

s okay so let's maybe be nice if we had a straight cut here wouldn't it yeah Oh always so hard - okay no you got to say it's

easy

when you're doing it it's

easy

to cut a straight cut that's right I'd be positive here okay so hmm you can go something
like that okay that's not very straight but we'll fix that oops and then we just need the top of the envelope so we just need it to be a little taller so maybe two here okay see how agreeable I am no problem okay so we have that and we have this I think I need to neaten up that envelope first but I think I will glue it so that it can glue while we're waiting and I'm thinking wax

paper

will glue let's see maybe it won't I don't know well the glue is beating up alright
junk journal 3 easy tips bird s nest tape trick dried flower bags tutorial the paper outpost
let's see what happens I have no idea if this is gonna work this might not work but it might so let's just find out all right so it seems to be together and it says it's going to dry are you coming apart maybe you need more glue maybe glue stick would be because wet this wax will repel water right so that might not be the right glue to use maybe we should use a fabrics let's try that I'm gonna do a big experiment here on this one see which side glues better a little bit of
fabric fix now Fabri fix is a waterproof glue so oh yeah I think it's Fabri fix is grabbing it right away so let's just I oh this is also is so I guess we'll just leave that as this maybe we'll put a little bit of fabric fix here at the end so just think it's wanting some there okay now this this cutting I did was horrible so I think I'm going to try and trim it steak I can just straight I can do straight okay not bad try this oh I'm probably cutting off on my glue oh
lordy me I can do straight I can do straight okay all right yeah got a good way myself a little encouragement there okay so now we're gonna want to fold something over and make an envelope seal do we want to point or do we want that kind let's make a point okay so let's fold it in half and just do this old

trick

this is the envelope there we go we have our envelope who needs those fancy envelope not us we can make our own okay and you could actually sew down the sides that would look
cute too but this is just a very basic little envelope we can tuck into our

journal

s and let's go ahead and put put some

flower

s in let's do it let's do it today what do I got left here okay there's a big Yeller put you in alright and you go I'm in I'm in I'm ready okay oh these are pretty look at those oh that's nice I like that okay put those there and let's put in one of these giant coppers oh we need a little contrast though that's okay though he might
be poor background background okay what what what's this nobody's held oh you know what look at that that's not right oh that didn't hold it all what was that huh I was a Fabri fix okay so maybe this is not gonna work all right well there you go let's try something else let's try tracing

paper

okay yeah this is good old tracing

paper

go try the same thing and see if we can get that to work so let me cut some of this maybe I can just use can I use tearing ruler on this let
me try I'll get a better straight line if I use tearing ruler they're tearing ruler are you my friend today we shall see can you see what I'm doing you slide up a little bit okay in now I'm in okay tearing ruler do your job there we go hold your breath everybody okay not bad well okay even a little jagged but we can we can work with that I mean that's kind of pretty right okay that's what we say okay so now we're gonna fold up to make the bottom and now here comes the
big question let's not do anything before we glue it okay so should we try the what should we try I don't know let's try okay let's try the white glue again cuz it's here it's flowing alright and let's just do a cross comparison we'll try some fabrics I've got some glue here on my frame okay glue here have a fix okay never fix against art glitter glue here's the big contest okay just pushing to the side let's see okay so the pepper fix is on the left
and the white glue is on the right okay so now while we're just giving that a second to grab or not grab we shall find out again learning on the fly where's my garbage it's gone oh here it is okay and I'm just gonna make the envelope top I'll fold it backwards nicking the envelope top this is how you're gonna look do-do-do-do-do-do okay there we go okay so now let me show you what's happening oh I would say it is holding both of them are equit holding they're both
fine this what white glue did leave a little bit of a warble wrinkle and that should dry clear once it's completely dry but you have a little warble wrinkle and the Fabri fix is pretty good although I think you will see a little bit of it through the other thing I didn't try was glue stick glue stick might work but let's go ahead and place our

flower

s inside and see how that looks pretty much tracing

paper

you can get at any office supply store or they'll sell it at Walmart and
stuff like that and that shows through pretty well I like that look I mean it's not that different ones the other ones I mean maybe overall I prefer the this parchment glassine sort of look but this definitely does the the ticket I mean it it's quality in my book so let's get you in there doing your thing and all cute and hydrangea like maybe the thing to do is design it outside and then tuck the stuff in all look oh well see they are dry I told you they're dry okay so let's
put in this this guy alright put you and then I squash you down to the bottom and put you in there you're kind of cute I need to you need to go top underneath you there we go nope we don't like that little thing you're gonna get it rid of that these are eucalyptus leaves oh here's a pretty OOP now I need to stop doing that stop doing that I'm crunching them okay tucking them in okay there we go he's in there let's put in some pink ones just for fun and maybe a white
hydrangea that's pretty boss in a white Henry Cho they're almost like like shaker things you know like because they are gonna move a little bit in here I'm not gluing them down or anything but I think that's sort of pretty right that's B and then we're gonna fall at the top and then we're gonna make a little sticker which I pulled out and where are those stickers they were right here okay there okay so you can get these you know little labels for the Avery labels I
just got some of these in a grab bag at the store and I thought I might just ink it up a little bit one of them this is a very

easy

way to make little cute colored stickers just use your inks and then put a stamp on it and let me grab any what's this I'm always grabbing the goose okay I'm just grabbing this and I'm going to put a stamp on it indicating something floral there we go it's a cute little sticker two seconds and we're done who needs aliexpress when we can make
our own right yeah let me tell you a lot easier okay let me just go around and give it a little edge of Maru yeah like that this is actually really cute I should make a bunch of these aren't they adorable I mean these could be stuck anywhere oh it's funny like learning on the fly again these are just so cute okay so I'm gonna put this here and seal her up there we go isn't that cute that's so cute okay so let's look at the other ones here's one of the big ones yeah
equi cute I think I think I'm totally sold on that and here's the big one so if you come across up any of these envelopes save them and stick some

dried

flower

s in them and here's the little baby one which looks extra cute I think so you've got these and what else did we do oh we did the

tape

thing let's take a look at that again okay now that it's totally dry okay look at that pretty good huh little bit of shine and I could probably knock that even back further with
another coat but that is one coat and you've got that cool print transferred onto there which is very cool a million and one uses for that and where are my little hang on got him here's the

bird

s

nest

s so I hope you enjoyed this this was just some fun on the on the table today playing with some tiny little things that I wanted to gather up and show you all in one little collective video sometimes it's fun just to play with these other little ideas and look at the avila or the volcano
I have coming out of there but anyway I'm happy crafting everybody I hope you're having fun today and make sure that you if you find value here please like subscribe and share thank you very much for your support all the links for favorite tools and supplies are down below playlists are down below all the Etsy and all the other like interests inter Instagram Pinterest I could ever say that Facebook Facebook groups I should add that Facebook groups links down there okay thanks I'll
add that down there so a lot of things that you're looking for will be located down below or go to my channel and go to the community tab or go to the Facebook page the

paper

outpost

or go to the

paper

outpost

FB group and that'll take you to the group and you can join the group and participate in some mini weekly challenges or monthly challenges they're a lot of fun very supportive nurturing happy positive people who love to craft and love to make

junk

journal

related stuff and what
else that's pretty much it so I will talk to you next time I make sure that you're having fun out there and create with reckless abandon take care everyone bye bye