My Czech-Slovak junk journal

Czech Slovak vintage junk journal

I’m catching up posting the projects I’ve had complete for a little while already. This one is a pretty simple junk journal with not a lot of embellishments. I kept it simple because I want it to be actually used as some kind of notebook where you write things in it.

Last year when my family and I traveled to Slovakia to visit relatives, during our stay I was setting aside various papers I could use for decorating a junk journal. Things like sheets of a newspaper, TV programming schedule, maps, store flyers, crossword puzzles, receipts, etc. Then, I needed to find a perfect book for turning into a journal.

I visited with some former colleagues in Bratislava and ask them to recommend place where I could find old books. They directed me to the Antikvariat Grosslingova, an antique bookstore on Grosslingova Street.

grosslingova antikvariat

It looks like this inside.

grosslingova antikvariat

I did some hunting and managed to find a book that would work perfectly.

These are pictures of only the pages that I embellished. All the rest are essentially blank.

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I sewed the pages in with a cross stitch on the book spine and decorated the cover with a lace sticker. That’s all the dressing up it gets. I like it simple.

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