Junk journal from a cognac box

Cognac cover
“Do you want to do something with this box?”

A few months ago in October, my husband received a bottle of Martell cognac in beautiful packaging. Interestingly enough it was he who put the box in my hands and asked if I wanted to do something with it. It hadn’t even crossed my mind, but yes, I did indeed want to.

martell cognac

I loved the blue hues and started thinking about the colors that would go along with it — black, gold, gray, and cream. I decided make a junk journal and fill it with an eclectic mix of images and papers. I wanted to make it for the people who gave us the cognac, my husband’s uncle and aunt.

I wanted the book to be interesting; something that inspired curiosity, spurred thought, or at the very least was entertaining in some way, so I used papers of multiple languages and various alphabets, black and white images, rubber stamps, and several stencils.

 

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After I was finished, I wrapped it up and mailed it off to Slovakia for Christmas. Hopefully I’ll hear back in a few days if it was a hit or a miss. You never know with junk journals. Some people “get it”; others don’t and just think it’s weird. I’ll see.

Here’s the flip through:

4 thoughts on “Junk journal from a cognac box

  1. well, Margarete, you really are talented. I am so glad I got the link now and I can check back later again and again in case I need inspiration. I hope that you husband’s family likes/loves it because it would be such a waste if they did not. I am sure they will. I particularly like all the thinking that went into this with various alphabets and languages..maps, it is just wow!

  2. Your junk journal is fabulous! I love how you carried your color scheme and international theme throughout. I sure hope the uncle and aunt appreciate it. I would think that anyone hip enough to give cognac for a gift would enjoy a junk journal. 🙂

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