Episode 3 – make your images pop up

how to create a junk journal on a low budget

Today we’re going to talk about how you can easily improve the images you’re using for your junk journal.

Maybe your printer is not the best on the market or the images you’re downloading are not high resolution and you don’t want to spend money on a digital kit or you just can’t find one that suits your requirements.

This shouldn’t stop you from making a beautiful journal!

Be creative and think out of the schemes. As you can see from the picture above, I was working with a poor image, vintage style but quite anonymous and flat. It just wasn’t speaking to me.

I then decided to use color pencils to make the colors pop up. I happen to have a 12 watercolor pencil set so I applied a couple of layers.

Then, I used a fine tip felt to accentuate the contours to add some depth. It was still looking a sad image to me so, I added a final touch: 2 little embroidered flowers on the bottom of the apron. They’re white like the apron itself so I framed them with a regular pencil to bring them in the foreground.

It’s as simple and relaxing as that!

I’m waiting for you in the next episode and I would appreciate your suggestions if you have any tips to add!

See you soon

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