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Junk Journal~Using Up Book Pages Ep 61 Embellished Paper Strips!The Paper Outpost :)

Junk Journal~Using Up Book Pages Ep 61 Embellished Paper Strips!The Paper Outpost :)
hi everybody its Pam at the

paper

outpost

and today we are

using

up some scraps have you ever had a bunch of these after making a

journal

or you're in the process and you end up with just these long e scraps and there's these accumulate faster than you can shake a stick well we're gonna come up with some fun and easy ways you can use these to put in future

journal

s and the Twitter fest is on a roll today so here we go all right we can make we can turn these into these how about that
junk journal using up book pages ep 61 embellished paper strips the paper outpost
these are very usable these are the

strips

that you just stop but they're decorated in different ways and I'm going to show you some fun and easy ways to decorate them but the way you can use these say for example this one this is a collage strip with some lace and some flat back pearls placed on it and inked around in blue very simple concept simple design and what you can do is let me just back out a little bit you can use this as a border like a trim for a page so you have a page
that's kind of plain and you just want to put some pizzazz on it and you can adjust these to size you can tear off a little bit of the edge or cut a little bit of the edge to make it fit you can also use these as a topper or even as a belly band but for our purposes today we're gonna be thinking of them as trims okay so the second one I'm gonna be a little gingerly careful with this one because I just stick 'old it and you know what that means it's wet okay we always let our
Stickles dry okay so this one was just a very simple concept okay maybe the focus is not moving to Becca okay so this one I stenciled very simple concept and then I just tore a piece of

book

page and put that down the center for some i intrigued and then I stick 'old and also did some Nouveau drops in the corners so there you go you can see all those and this can be used it as a similar concept backing out so you can see it can be done as a you cannot you can use these as a page trim where
you glue the whole thing down the side or you can just glue say this edge down here and then it works like a tuck or a flap okay not so much a flap amaura you can you can tuck pieces of

paper

in here and store some ephemera and things like that for your

journal

and then when they take that out they have all this lovely writing page so that's another option now this one was very fun and very simple I had some pretty coffee dyed scraps that I wanted to use and all sorts of different pieces of

paper

so I decided to use up one of these

strips

and incorporate it into the same concept so here we have the demonstration see how that can really add a lot to your page you can also do the same across the top or the bottom what a great way to use up these

strips

so here's a little fancier way if you're so inclined to use fabric but basically a very simple concept let me just close it closer this was some sewing on here but something is not mandatory but I think it tacks it down really
nicely and gives it a little bit of eye appeal here too but basically I just took

strips

of fabric across the page and then sewed around to anchor it down and the

paper

underneath is not super strong or anything but once you put the fabric on it or you lay your

paper

s on it or you attach a bone I call it a bone down the center to give it extra strength or you collage on top you've increased the thickness of your piece of

paper

and it is now suitable to put in your

journal

s and it's not
too thick where it's gonna cause crazy lumpy bumpy nests I mean this is the fabric one is probably going to be a little lumpy bumpy and if you use something like a flat back pearl you're gonna have some lumpy bumpy but you don't have to you could also use a nouveau drops and just put dots down there or something like that okay so let's make a few of these see how far we can get in our allotted time and oh and there's one more there is the famous

paper

ribbon which I have sewn
down the middle and it's just a fast wait this is probably three

strips

sewn together and this is the way that looks on Becky up here sorry so you can see but you could attach that obviously trim the top and the bottom or you could do the side or you again you could use it as a belly band a million-in-one way to use these

strips

but a great TV project so grab a hand full of

strips

if you have them or make some just use tearing ruler or just cut some and let's get to it okay so let me
just put these aside okay all righty then okay so I think the first one we're gonna make is this fellow I'm going to just zoom in a little bit so you can see very simple concept here's my pilo

strips

so I'm just gonna grab a similar strip and I just stenciled on these and that was an easy way to fill in some of the blank space and let's see what I got here what's handy-dandy huh how about um blue blue with handy-dandy so let's use that alright so I'm just grabbing
any stencil that I have I get mine on eBay and I usually go to the Google or not at Google but I eBay Google I search for on on eBay stencils and then I go to lowest price first and you come up with some really inexpensive stencils that way you're very reasonable although you can make your own but honestly they're they're so reasonable it's it's worth you can usually you can get packs like you can get like 10 packs and things like that where it becomes really reasonable so
keep an eye out on eBay that's the best place I found to buy them I haven't looked on Aliexpress yet but I have so many stencils I really don't need anymore so and I'm just going around the outside here to give it a little more emphasis it's really not much wrong you can do with the stencil when you're just doing a general design even if you overlap it and or you get areas like this I can just create intrigue okay you know what I love to intrigue everyone so ah what is
that you know and with this one I think we can also do find my brown way to go Brown where's my brown number hang on right where he was right in front of me the whole time okay that's where he usually lurks right in front of me the whole time okay so one thing I can tell ya I'm just gonna random like not everywhere but just some places just to give it a little bit of a hodgepodge ikana or aged look okay there we go yeah right in this tickles okay it always happens okay so now I'm
gonna put my bone or my Center strip down and I'm gonna I'm gonna first look in my

strips

I have this sitting here not doing anything would you like to become part of that yes mitho and nae Bobbitt would you okay well let's see yeah it looks like aye aye aye ruler tore that one but I'm going to finger tear this one just for fun and that cuz it's here and it's a great way to use up a scrap I liked those words on there so I'm just gonna leave them in and I'll see if
they're yeah yeah everybody fits nobody's nobody is that quibbling and I think I might do this in brown I don't know why I'm just thinking the brown on this one so this is vintage photo Brown I use the one brown dauber for all my Brown so it's probably a mix of vintage photo walnut stain and maybe a little bit of brushed corduroy I use the other day but you know Brown is brown is brown some are darker some are lighter but you know at the end of the game into the road it's
a brown okay Brown seems to be a very handy color to use if you're looking for inks to add to your portfolio of or your tool chest Arsenal boy the Twitter Festus is excited today aren't they yes so I think you can see the difference between the torn jagged versus the straight okay just different looks do as you like I'm going to use this glue Scott to create glue stick it's just a very easy very strong glue stick been very happy with it so far all right we're just gonna glue
this down and there you could just stop at that and just say you're done and then you don't have to do any more than that you don't even have to go to the Stickles rude or anything but we're gonna go the Stickles route and I learned something that I wanted to share with you guys I'm not sure if I've shared it before so let me just make sure I share it today well let's see alright let's use some I'm gonna use black and blue to use black Nouveau crystal drops
junk journal using up book pages ep 61 embellished paper strips the paper outpost
and all these links are down below if you want to look for a similar product something like that or you can find them anywhere in your probably in Hobby Lobby or Michaels they carry this stuff too okay so this one I think I'm just gonna go around the edge the new HOH drops give a bigger dot I would say then the Stickles just a bigger opening in the product I think so just kind of be aware that down-up down-up down-up is the movement and once you kind of get familiar with it you can go a
little faster when up to avoid the tail drag you want to go down up down up that minimizes the chance of a little fishtail being taken over to the side now sometimes when I go too fast I get little fish tails and a little baby fish tails happening there but what I have noticed is that the nouveau drops and liquid pearls dry much faster than the Stickles which is the glitter glue for some reasons tickles you almost have to let it sit for Oh geesh like hours before it's dry but the the nouveau
drops you leave it for about an hour and it's dry so alright so we have that on there that's a very simple design and let me just give you a closer upper yeah oh did I know okay there all right that's what we got okay very simple nothing fancy and you could do more with that but I'm just gonna keep it simple so I can show you lots of examples today of what you can do with these blessed

strips

okay these are going over here and the donesies alright you're done and you're
done alright let's look at you now okay so you look like this this is a collage I just grabbed some a couple of

book

pages

and a written

book

page and a botanical illustration

book

page and then actually they were scraps they weren't even full

book

pages

I'm just trying to use the scraps up on my desk some scrap

book

paper

and this was actually like a contract workman's

paper

that I had avocado died it was just a sheet of it and you can accounting page and I just put that in there
so let's go ahead and make some that looks similar to this okay so there was no rocket science here no no no and this is this is the way I did it so I'm gonna show you exactly what I did and okay here we go smush smush smush smush smush glue stick it makes that sound when you do it smush so that's not actually me saying that that's the glue stick okay just I want you to know that okay um I can try right okay so here was a shred of a botanical page not sure what this originally
belonged to but I like to do the hangover hey I like to do the hangover I like to do the hangover on the edge of it I think it just gives a kind of a cool I don't know a sort of rustic ruffled otherworldly sort of look and then I had okay then I was working with this page this was my text page and I just sticking them down randomly tearing them and stick them down this is very fun and relaxing to do and you just really feel like you're

using

up your stuff you know and there's no
order to this it's just however you want to do it then I had this leftover of a an avocado dyed regular page so I just took some of that and simply and you can make these as big or small as you want there's no there's no right or wrong or rules here I'm just going random I put the only thing I'm doing just because I want some balance is I'm doing threes so I'll do like three Pink's and then I'll grab the green again the botanical page and I'll do three of
those and I'll try it like do it in different areas and okay so let's three of those and then I'll grab the

book

page and I'll do three of those can you see all this tell me if you can't one okay two three and then I'll grab the pink page and I'll do the same thing and I like to get the torn edges so if there's some straight edges I try and tear them off or I put them down intending to cover the straight edge so I do have a little straight edge I try and cover it
up with the next piece of

paper

three okay and then I go back to the first page and so it's really just a simple process of that I guess I also use some of this in here and this is just a two-page crap scrap

book

paper

so let me just add some of that and it's kind of pretty on both sides so I guess I should put some of that in there all right I'm just gonna catch up cuz I was behind the 8-ball there okay now I got a straight edge I don't like that okay retreating changing and
gluing down again because because we can okay so when I start with green I don't know okay going back to the green some green going there one two and three okay now going for the words the text alright and these really fragile thin

paper

s a great way to use those up because they do need to be glued down to something or else they're just gonna fall apart so they're gonna fracture and shatter on you so that was kind of close to that one wasn't it you know I don't want you there
no okay so I would pitch over here there we got a little more variety like that okay so that was three of those and then the Pink's okay here we go now I guess the pink wasn't they contract her page the pink was eight I think it's an old writing

paper

it was in a stack of

paper

s I got some school had produced these

paper

s or some name of a school at the top and so yeah so if some of them like you think you're gonna have a lot of peeli apiece then I would just glue them down you
can Mod Podge over this if you want I don't I don't think it needs it but if you feel more secure and like it's more together and cohesive Mod Podge away I mean this is this is your puppy so you can have fun with it however you like and you know take it to whatever level you want to take it to just a little whole lot that's the fun of crafting you just get to play as you go alright so pretty much done this one oops no that's kind of close tonight okay you know what see I
don't have as much of this oxo I'm gonna put one there just for a little balance little eye balance and looks like he used all those so many buddy just continue to use that side all right no yes well down the last one right okay here we go and the last one so oh no I got one little area there okay put you there and I need something right there and I think it needs a green II think it needs no there's a greeny there either to me all right I'll just get greeny down as
everybody's there really not much choice okay so there we have that hmm okay so then I went around the edges and I blued it up i broken china glued it up with districts oxide and I think I like the oxides even a little better than the regular Tim Holtz inks they seem to be more intense and the ink pad seems to stay full for me a lot longer I just seemed to you know there always seems to be tons of ink to work with on these I'm not having to go back as much and get more ink on the little
dauber oh I don't know is that does anybody else have that experience or is it just me but and I think there's more things you can do with the oxides as far as being able to play with them and that now I'm having this feeling like I want to do this so I'm gonna do it you know like I'm trying to you know teach you guys that it's okay to do that well okay it could be total disaster but we don't know until we do it right and it's only

paper

so we're gonna do it
anyway okay now does take away a little bit of the contrast but I think it kind of marries them all together that's what I tell myself when I did it so I like it actually I think that's pretty and I could actually just leave that like that you know I just I think that's actually really beautiful just like that so if you don't have lace or you don't have flat back beads you know you can just do this and leave it at that yeah now you could do other things on here but let's
junk journal using up book pages ep 61 embellished paper strips the paper outpost
just leave it very simple today and I I think that's really pretty actually okay I'm done googling at my own stuff alright and I like the way it's uh this is gonna glue down a little bit more but there will be little pieces that curl up a little bit you can go back and glue those in but I kind of like them because they look like they look like leaves almost laying down on the side of the page so all right and so here's what you're gonna get something that's gonna put them
back a little bit something's going to look like that and don't remember if you if you want it to fit exactly to your page you just take it and then you mark your little spot then you just come along and tear there where it needs to be and then you just think around that edge and then it's perfectly matching but maybe you like it extending over the edge and extending a little further this way over the page or a little further below the page which which I prefer or I like to play with
I would I would say that and you could glue it down like that which is very pretty okay so that's that one yeah all right what are we got next this little guy okay no let's do this little guy next okay this little guy's really easy and he's a great way to bust some through some scraps that are sitting on your table let me zoom in so you can see him basically he's just a collection of torn little

pages

little

pages

little pieces of the other

strips

so I had a pile of these

strips

so I went through them and I just picked out some that were differing in color and I laid them down in a clump and what I did was uh let me just demonstrate here Mike my clump tearing so my clump tearing technique was nothing more then where's my ruler where's my ruler okay hang on okay basically it's nothing more than this I use a metal ruler they can be long or short but they tend to have a nice sharp edge on them which facilitates the tearing process so here we go actually
probably better do it this way I make more sense okay and really no rhyme or reason to it you just go and you tear that's pretty fast so you can just tear a bunch of these once it's okay if they're not totally super sharp on the bottom because it's okay you just is all right so you have a pile of these right and now you let's say you're up yours you can you can even do them to all look the same they don't have to all be different let me show you will work with what we
actually made this time I won't bring those other ones in okay so let's let's take this strip all right this is just a piece of graph

paper

regular grid

paper

graph

paper

it's not really super thick or anything but all we're gonna do is turn it into something wonderful okay that's it okay so we're gonna take our glue stick same glue stick and we're just gonna run it down run it down this is why my craft mat is such a mess I'm terrible okay so we got that down
and close our glue stick up because that's very important and then basically let me just orient this horizontally for you okay we're just I'm gonna take the Torrens parts and I would have put them hanging over the edge a little bit and then I'm just going to go down and place these just so they're laughing just a wee bit cuz I think that's gonna look kind of cool and I've got some differing colors here which is kind of nice they're they're not extremely
different but the neutral different is also very pretty and I like that okay let me go with this one just do a little bit of it alternating it's like a bisque vanilla bisque vanilla sort of thing I'm doing here nothing super fancy but just something fun to use up some scraps and let's see the less you overlap the less upper e pili uh peas are gonna have can you see move it up okay and super easy right anybody can do this right okay we're almost done we got what no that's a
heifer we need a hole er all right okay so say we have that we didn't quite make it to the end but that's okay I'll show you what we do we flip it over now and we get a pair of you can use any ones of these to cut the fancy you know designer

paper

edgers or you can just use a pair of pinking shears which I find easier because if your

paper

is a little bit damp from the glue these tend to jam up where this will almost go through anything so that's why I like to use these and only
if it's back up a little bit okay there we go I want to make sure you guys can see well it's my thing I'm trying to work on here okay and you see yes okay so now I'm just I'm following the line I'm not cutting right on the

paper

line I'm cutting just to the right of it so I'm actually cutting into this the

strips

that went across I just don't I don't know why I'm doing that that's just the way I'm doing there's no real reason you could cut
into the

paper

it doesn't matter and I'm just gonna kind of along the bottom you could also tear this if you wanted probably wait till it's dry you'll get a better tear but I think this kind of looks cool all right and there we go so now we have that isn't that pretty that's kind of cool huh maybe not the most exciting thing in the world but maybe you're going for a muted style or a muted design so I'm gonna do something funky and I'm gonna try some black on
this see how that goes hold on to your hats here but I'm just gonna edge in black because sometimes the neutrals when you just add a little bit of black they look really cool and how about 23 we're okay and down the mountain yep here we go this little finger thing somebody told me I need to take my finger in the finger thing so I'm I'm listening I do hear you I do read all your comments I do my best to reply to as many comments as possible now it's getting a little bit more
difficult for me to respond to everybody but I do read everybody's I want you to know that because your input is very important to me and actually what I can do is I can I can do this because they're they're they're apiece look at that Oh huh is that is that to something I could do something so you're learning here learning as we go and I thought with this one maybe I might bring in some little baby stamps because you could use stickers or anything on here that looks kind of
cool huh all right so let me just give you D what drop the lid of my yup didn't tell you which color black suit okay there we go here you go very neutral just that you have a lot of color on this side maybe you want to have it softer on this side and not to you know crazy crazy Daisy okay but if you wanted to go a little more wild camp Sally and have some fun with it you could pull out some of these pups these are just some pegged stamps I got online and I'm just gonna oh I'm gonna
pick an upsy-downsy direction because these are gonna go upsy-downsy so maybe I'm just going to I don't know what I'm gonna do till I do it let's see what happens okay can you see okay yeah yeah yeah I'm just gonna go every few here all right now I could be totally done with that or I could do more I'm gonna do more okay how about these now it's just skinny do this one okay that one what off skelter figures huh okay alright so there so just something simple like that
all of a sudden really dresses it up and you see that hope so very simple very demure this one okay here we go good cross comparison here where's the other one there's the one I made what was I making oh yeah the colored one here it is okay so this is this is Catherine Deneuve very neutral very sophisticated here is a this is probably more like I want to say Holly Hobbie kind of a look to it maybe or maybe because it's got the grid

paper

more scientific group feminine with the pink
and the but but old

paper

so it's kind of like Laura Croft Tomb Raider yeah we'll go with that okay got it that makes no sense but it does in my mind okay so what else can we make so we made these two and they made the others and then we have this guy okay well who's this guy this guy yeah I took a fat one let's see let's grab this pile of scraps see what we got in here Fator one okay and yeah this exact same kind of

paper

I used okay and just clear the deck here and what did
I do this one I used Fabri fix because it's a strong silicon based waterproof style glue that really adheres fabric well make sure my fabric pay bag is closed okay so what I do is sometimes I'll take scraps of fabric this is what I'm really organized in my life and then I organized them into colored bags so I'll show you the one bag I have I have to kind of do this a little quick because it will dry on you okay so I have this bag full of scraps that are caught up in smaller
pieces so what I do is I just come along here and I just do this okay let me cover that before that dries okay I'm trying to be better about that okay pull that out and then what else have I got what do I got what do I got this okay so I'm just gonna go on and randomly put these down not got to think about it too much here's something pretty I don't want to make up that but it's gonna go here okay stick stick okay and what else do I have in here oh okay let me put something
more Brown okay cuz I see something alright maybe some of that for contrast not long enough you are stick you there there's some lace and you know I can steal I can steal from the end of that strip if I happen to have my fillers err okay I know you're gonna come off so I can I can do a repeating pattern I can do a random pattern you know the world is my oyster at this moment I could just go to town okay this one seems to want to go like that okay we can do that and then maybe we'll
do another one of this piece or it was your other end you seem to be skinnier at the other end oh you're attached look at that okay let me mean borrow you okay yep yeah that do this before you glue drys if you loot if your glue dries too just go back and glue it again until that's all you do okay let me just cut you off cut you off so we need to use you guys again okay and going into my big bank here of stuff I only put the Phillies on top okay we still sticky we're still stick you
got a few minutes like not 100 minutes but you got some minutes with the fabric stuff here alright there's a different one okay you didn't see that coming did ya no okay that's right got to keep you guys on your toes here no okay what we got another one to you yeah okay probably should put that one there okay let's do it okay let's move you we don't want more contrast there there the wild and then the flowers and are in the homestretch and I think I need another pinky a
skinny pinky I'll just put a big piece on the bottom all right there they can be big or thin pieces thick pieces doesn't matter so once you have all your stuff down let me back it up a bit so you can see what I'm doing here I'm gonna flip it over I might have some tails still attached doesn't matter but I'm gonna basically do the same thing gonna go around and just cut the edges off with these pinking shears I do have these linked down below if you're interested but
you know any pinking shears you can get these at any store really you know Walmart I'm sure carries pinking shears and but they if you get a decent pair you don't have to pay a lot for pinking shears but if you they're going to be better than then those little Fisk are things for a wedding

paper

cut if you're just cutting yeah and those won't cut fabric at all so yeah forget that be whistling Dixie before that ever happens okay so there we have that and now you could totally
leave it at that you don't have to do any more than that this can go on the side of your page and just look absolutely wonderful you know depending on the type of page you want to put it on the side up something like that you know hey that looks kind of cool right or you can go ahead and do the so thing so I'll just sew it and I'll be right back so basically we made one of these let me give you a little closer look okay so and it's just on

paper

nothing more than that people make
sometimes things called snippet rolls which is very similar to this except this is just a section of a snippet I guess you call it and often the snippet rules are done on fabric but they also can be done on

paper

or anything but this is just a very simple

paper

strip extra

paper

strip with fabric pieces sewn on the front and you can see that how the sewing adds a little bit of an accent not mandatory but if I could encourage any of you to go out there and just get a little workhorse sewing
machine maybe at your thrift store for about 20 bucks or you can borrow one from your Aunt Sally just for an afternoon and you know swear to her that you know maybe you'll get your own needle or something like that it really can add a lot to your to your crafting it just opens up world so I'd say don't rule it out even if you're not a sewing person because I was not a sewing person at all zero interest I always thought you had to be boring with the sewing gene and if you
weren't if you didn't grow up in a family that sodor nobody sat down and taught you how to sew you know that's it that was the ship had sailed it was never going to happen not true we have YouTube today and you can learn anything on YouTube and really with

paper

crafting you don't need to learn a lot of fancy things you need to learn how to do a straight stitch and a zig zag stitch and then you have so many possibilities right there it's it's the ideas are endless at that
point so if you could just figure out how to thread the bobbin and thread the Machine and do straighten zig-zag stitch you're gonna have amazing possibilities and and you probably will learn a little bit more even beyond that but you know what it's so easy and I just really encourage you to do it and I'm off my soapbox okay what else we got okay so pretty much that is it oh I got wrap it up here because our time is going not disappearing right before our eyes so I'm just going to
put our donesies here what we did without smudging everybody so you can see them again examples example time and I hope you like this I hope it was fun I didn't have time to do the the

paper

ribbon but there's lots of examples out there on that I think Natasha treasure

book

s just really nice and