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Quick Collage Journal Pages


Quick Journal Inspiration

In today's blog post, I am sharing a quick video of some recent collage pages that I created in my journal. You can find the video down at the bottom of this page.


In this journaling session, I am using a plain, standard size Travelers Notebook insert. I have recently placed my first ever order with Miso Paper and was really keen to use my new stationery goodies in these journal pages.


I start off by adding some strips of washi tape down the side of both pages. I find this is such a great way to get past the fear of a blank page as it quickly adds some decorative elements. Next I start creating my collage, by gluing down pieces of book pages, a bit of torn up paper bag and a vellum sheet. I use Pritt Stick to glue these down.


Once the main collage is complete I cut out an image of the girl to form a focal point and then add a little text stamping to create extra interest on the background papers.


On the right-hand page, I start off by adding some rub-on stickers which I absolutely love. They look like they are part of the page itself, rather than being stuck down. I then use a brown Tombow Fudenosuke brush pen to add the date and lettering.


For a final touch, I add a little sentiment on top of the collage, using a Brother P-Touch label printer and then add my journal writing using a Kaweco Skyline Sport fountain pen. I use my writing to reflect on the importance of taking time to pause and notice the little moments of magic every day.


The grey winter months can be hard at times, but I try to notice those tiny signs that Spring is just around the corner, or the beautiful way that the occasional Winter sun shines through the bare tree branches and soak up all the good things that can so easily be missed.



I always share this type of quick journaling video on social media, but I thought it might be useful to start saving them here on my blog for future reference. I really hope you enjoy it, Helen x


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pollock.ml
pollock.ml
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Thank you, Helen! I so enjoy watching you at "work."

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Helen Colebrook
Helen Colebrook
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That's really lovely to hear. Thank you Mary Lou :)

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celticpeasant
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Thank you so much Helen. The video goes a little fast for me in that some of the steps get covered, but that doesn't really matter because you give us such a great walk through in written format. Which is easier for "you"? The texting and then the quick video? or the other way around? Partially curious and really I just want you to do what is right for you so you don't get burnt out ;) <3

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celticpeasant
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That is so awesome Helen and thank you so much for all you do. I just worry, so many of my creative friends are reaching burn out and I love you in my life so much. I would rather have just a little than not have you at all. 😉 I love absolutely everything that you do.

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Julia Skinner
Julia Skinner
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Two emails in one day! How fabulous! You know I enjoy collage & this will encourage me to occasionally use it in my creative pieces rather than pure collage pieces. Thank you, Helen

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Helen Colebrook
Helen Colebrook
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A productive Friday for me 😀 I'm so pleased you enjoyed it Julia. I think it's so lovely being able to add collages to our journal pages. We can use them to reflect the seasons and our mood to make our pages more personal.

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