100 Junk Journaling Glossary Terms

Here are 100 glossary terms related to junk journaling, listed in alphabetical order, along with their definitions:

1. Acrylic Pouring: A technique of creating abstract designs on journal pages by pouring and manipulating acrylic paint.

2. Aging Techniques: Various methods used to give journal pages, paper, or materials an aged and weathered appearance, such as using tea staining, distressing, or ink blending.

3. Altered Images: Modifying or enhancing printed images using various techniques, such as adding color, collage elements, or doodles.

4. Art Journaling: A form of creative expression that combines art and journaling, allowing artists to explore emotions, thoughts, and ideas through images and words.

5. Art Therapy: Using art and creativity as a means of expression and healing, often incorporated into junk journaling as a therapeutic practice.

6. Artistic Embroidery: Using embroidery techniques on fabric or paper to create intricate and artistic designs for journal pages.

7. Background Stamps: Large stamps used to create patterned backgrounds on journal pages, often with subtle textures or designs.

8. Bleach Technique: A method of removing color from paper or fabric using bleach to create interesting patterns or designs.

9. Bookbinding: The art of binding individual pages together to create a complete journal or book, with various binding methods like saddle stitching, coptic stitch, or ring binding.

10. Bookmarks: Decorative or functional bookmarks added to journal pages, often made from ribbon, lace, or paper.

11. Botanical Illustrations: Detailed drawings or paintings of plants and flowers, often used as decorative elements in junk journals.

12. Botanical Prints: Pressed or dried botanical elements, like leaves and flowers, used as decorative accents on journal pages.

13. Brass Stencils: Metal stencils with intricate designs used to add patterns and texture to journal pages.

14. Bullet Journaling: A journaling method that combines writing, planning, and creativity, often using bullet points and symbols to organize thoughts and tasks.

15. Calligraphy: The art of beautiful and decorative writing using specialized pens, brushes, or markers, often used to add elegant lettering to journal pages.

16. Charcoal Drawing: Using charcoal sticks or pencils to create expressive and smudgy sketches on journal pages.

17. Chipboard Elements: Sturdy, thick pieces of chipboard or cardboard used as embellishments in junk journaling.

18. Collage: A technique involving the arrangement and gluing of various materials, images, and objects onto a journal page, creating a visually compelling composition.

19. Decoupage: The process of decorating surfaces with cut-out images or designs, often using decorative papers or napkins, and adhering them to the journal pages.

20. Doodling: Adding spontaneous and freehand drawings or patterns to journal pages, often with pen or markers.

21. Dry Embossing: Creating raised designs on paper by using an embossing stylus or other tools to trace a pattern from the back.

22. Eco-Printing: Using natural materials like leaves and flowers to create prints on paper or fabric through a steaming process.

23. Embellishments: Decorative elements, such as lace, ribbons, charms, beads, and stickers, used to adorn journal pages and add a touch of charm.

24. Embossing: A technique of creating raised or textured designs on paper or other materials using heat and embossing powders.

25. Envelope Pockets: Creating pockets from envelopes or repurposing envelopes to hold small items in your journal.

26. Eyelets: Metal or decorative fasteners used to reinforce holes in journal pages and add a decorative touch.

27. Found Objects: Random objects, like keys, buttons, or broken jewelry, that are repurposed and incorporated into journal pages for added intrigue.

28. Found Poetry: Creating poetry by selecting words or phrases from existing text in books, newspapers, or magazines and rearranging them to form new, meaningful verses.

29. Fussy Cutting: A meticulous cutting technique that involves cutting out specific elements from paper or fabric with precision.

30. Gel Medium: An adhesive used in collage work, transferring images, and creating texture on journal pages.

31. Gel Printing: A printmaking technique using a gelatin plate to create unique textures and designs for journal pages.

32. Handcrafted Stickers: Custom-made stickers created with various materials to add unique designs to journal pages.

33. Hand Lettering: The art of creating decorative and artistic letters and words by hand, often used for titles and quotes in junk journals.

34. Handmade Paper: Paper that is crafted by hand, often using fibers from various natural sources, lending a unique texture and charm to journal pages.

35. Image Transfers: Transferring printed images onto journal pages using gel medium or other transfer techniques.

36. Ink Blending: Blending different colors of ink together to create smooth transitions or gradients on journal pages.

37. Ink Stenciling: Using stencils to apply ink to journal pages, creating patterns and designs.

38. Interactive Elements: Moveable or interactive features in a journal, such as flaps, pop-ups, or hidden pockets.

39. Journaling Cards: Decorative cards often used in junk journaling to add journaling space, quotes, or images to the pages. These cards come in various sizes and designs and can be layered or tucked into pockets to add interest and functionality to the journal.

40. Junk Journaling: An artistic form of journaling that incorporates various found and repurposed materials, such as vintage papers, ephemera, fabric scraps, trinkets, and memorabilia, to create unique and visually rich journals.

41. Junk Journal Prompts: Writing prompts or creative ideas that inspire content for your junk journal, helping you explore themes, emotions, and memories.

42. Junk Journal Tags: Decorative tags made from various materials, used as embellishments or to add interactive elements to journal pages.

43. Layering: The technique of building depth and complexity on a journal page by adding multiple elements, such as papers, ephemera, and images.

44. Magazine Grid Collage: Creating a collage using images and text cut from magazines, arranged in a grid-like pattern.

45. Magnetic Closures: Using magnets to secure journal closures, adding an interactive element to your journal.

46. Masking: Covering specific areas of a journal page with tape or paper to protect them from paint or ink, creating clean edges or negative space.

47. Miniature Envelopes: Tiny envelopes made from paper or vellum, perfect for tucking in small notes or ephemera.

48. Mixed Media: The combination of different art mediums, like watercolors, acrylics, inks, stamps, and pastels, to add depth, texture, and interest to journal pages.

49. Monochrome Art: Creating journal pages using a single color or limited color palette for a cohesive and striking effect.

50. Monoprinting: A printmaking technique that produces a single unique image, often used to create interesting backgrounds for journal pages.

51. Napkin Decoupage: The art of adhering decorative paper napkins onto journal pages, often used for their intricate designs.

52. Nature Printing: A technique of transferring natural objects, like leaves and flowers, onto paper or fabric to create beautiful organic patterns.

53. Origami Elements: Folding paper to create decorative elements, such as flowers or animals, for your journal.

54. Paint Splatters: Adding splatters of paint or ink to journal pages for a dynamic and artistic look.

55. Paper Quilting: Creating quilt-like patterns on journal pages using paper or fabric scraps.

56. Pencil Sketching: Using pencils to create detailed and realistic drawings on journal pages.

57. Pen and Ink Drawing: Using pens and ink to create detailed illustrations or doodles on journal pages.

58. Postage Stamp Collage: Incorporating vintage postage stamps into journal pages to add a touch of history and nostalgia.

59. Pocket Letter: A decorative and interactive form of pen-pal correspondence, where small items are tucked into transparent pockets within a letter-sized page.

60. Printables: Digital images or designs that can be printed and used as elements in the journal.

61. Project Life: A system of memory keeping and journaling using divided page protectors, perfect for incorporating into junk journals.

62. Resin Art: Incorporating clear resin into journal pages to create a glossy and dimensional effect.

63. Rubber Stamp Carving: Carving custom rubber stamps from carving blocks to use in your journaling projects.

64. Rubber Stamp Masking: Covering parts of a rubber stamp with tape or paper to selectively apply ink and create unique designs.

65. Rubber Stamping: Using rubber stamps and ink to add decorative images, patterns, or text to journal pages.

66. Sgraffito: A technique involving the scratching or scraping of layers of paint or ink to reveal underlying colors or textures.

67. Sewing on Paper: The art of sewing or stitching on paper to add texture and interest to journal pages.

68. Shadow Boxes: Creating 3D elements on journal pages by layering images or objects in a box-like structure.

69. Silhouette Art: Creating images or designs with solid color, often in black, against a contrasting background.

70. Smashing: A form of casual journaling where various materials and memories are simply “smashed” together onto pages, creating a fun and spontaneous style.

71. Spray Inks: Liquid inks that can be sprayed or misted onto journal pages to create vibrant and colorful backgrounds.

72. Spine Wrapping: Decorating the spine of a journal with fabric, ribbon, or other materials to add a decorative touch.

73. Sticker Flakes: Decorative stickers that come in various shapes and designs, often used for quick and easy embellishments.

74. Stipple Art: Creating images using dots or small marks, often with pens or markers, to add texture and shading.

75. Storyboarding: Creating a visual narrative or story flow on journal pages using images, illustrations, and captions.

76. Storytelling: Using journal pages to tell a narrative, share memories, or document significant life events through images and words.

77. Tea Staining: A method of staining paper or fabric with brewed tea to achieve an aged and vintage look.

78. Texture Paste: A medium used to add texture and dimension to journal pages by creating raised areas that can be painted or embellished.

79. Tip-ins: Additional pages or elements that are adhered to the journal’s existing pages, allowing for expandable content.

80. Tuck Spot/Pocket: A cleverly concealed space on a journal page where you can tuck in hidden treasures like notes, tags, or small keepsakes.

81. Upcycling: Repurposing discarded materials or objects into art, giving new life to items that would otherwise be considered waste.

82. Vellum: A translucent paper often used as an overlay on journal pages to add a soft and ethereal effect.

83. Vintage Dictionary Pages: Pages or snippets from old dictionaries used as backgrounds or decorative elements in junk journals.

84. Vintage Imagery: Images or illustrations from bygone eras, often used as embellishments or focal points in junk journaling.

85. Vision Board: A collage of images and words representing personal goals, dreams, and aspirations, often incorporated into journal pages.

86. Washi Tape: Decorative adhesive tape made from Japanese paper, available in various colors, patterns, and widths, often used to add a whimsical touch to journal pages.

87. Washi Tape Borders: Using washi tape to create colorful and decorative borders on journal pages.

88. Wax Resist: A technique where wax is applied to a surface before adding layers of paint or ink, creating areas where the paint won’t adhere and revealing the original surface below.

89. Wax Sealing: Applying melted wax to envelopes or journal pages, and pressing a seal into it to create a decorative and personalized closure.

90. Watercolor Resist: Applying a substance like wax or masking fluid to a surface before watercolor painting, creating areas where the paint won’t adhere.

91. Watercolor Techniques: Various methods of applying watercolor paint to achieve different effects on journal pages.

92. Wax Stencils: Stencils made of wax, often used to create resist patterns on journal pages.

93. Wax Wrapping: Wrapping journal pages or ephemera with wax paper to create a translucent and vintage look.

94. Vintage Lace: Delicate lace pieces or trims used as decorative accents in junk journals.

95. Vintage Postcards: Old and nostalgic postcards used as decorative elements or journaling prompts.

96. Vintage Sheet Music: Antique or vintage sheet music used as backgrounds or decorative elements in junk journals.

97. Vintage Stamps: Old postage stamps used as embellishments or focal points in junk journaling.

98. Vintage Tickets: Old tickets from events or transportation, used as decorative elements or journaling prompts.

99. Vintage Wallpaper: Antique or vintage wallpaper used as backgrounds or decorative elements in junk journals.

100. Zigzag Binding: A binding method that involves sewing pages together in a zigzag pattern for a unique look.

May this glossary serve as your handy reference as you immerse yourself in the delightful world of junk journaling! Happy creating!

*This content was generated with help from AI.

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