**********UPDATE: Sorry the photos are no longer working! I have reposted all of the photos on my current blog. You can view the journal here: http://saturdaymorningvintage.typepad.com/blog/2013/06/2009-nyc-mixed-paper-journal.html THANK YOU!!**********
I took a little trip to New York last month and just finished a mixed paper journal that holds all of my pictures, tickets, brochures, and other mementos. Here is the finished product:
If you want to make your own to celebrate a recent trip or other special event, follow these simple steps.
Step #1: Collect tickets / brochures / postcards / other paper along the way.
Step #2: Document your trip on a variety of mixed papers.
Step #3: Label your photos.
You might notice I used both landscape and portrait style photos. I also used a mixture of color and black and white photos. The idea behind these mixed paper journals is to gather your memories in a fun and easy going manner. No need to be strict about which photos you can and cannot include.
Step #4: Combine your travel ephemera, mixed papers, and pictures.
A few extra notes:
For the cover I created a collage in Picasa, a free photo editing program from Google. I uploaded and printed it along with my other photos.
I usually use two binder rings to hold together my mixed paper journals. I added an extra ring for this one simply due to its size. It's packed full with over 40 photos, 20 written pages, and plenty of tickets / maps / brochures / postcards.
It might be a little tough to see, but the journal includes three index tabs which I labeled "1", "2", and "3" to correspond to the first, second, and third day of our trip. This helped to organize my very large journal.