The junk journal project - leaflet painting over by Cristina Parus @
Art Journaling

The junk journal project – leaflet painting over

YOU have to silence your mind in order to listen to your intuition.


As I told you before, I love the freedom a junk journal offers: you don’t have to worry about ruining the paper or the journal, because this is a . . .junk journal! The junk journal project was born just because I had so many left over papers, cardboards, leaflets, envelopes and other paper support I wanted to gather together into a so called junk journal. It is called junk journal simply because it is made from stuff you would rather throw away, but in art journaling everything goes. So I started to love this journal. . .

Asa cum v-am mai spus, imi place libertatea pe care ti-o da un junk jurnal: nu trebuie sa-ti faci griji ca o sa strici hartia sau jurnalul, pentru ca insusi jurnalul este un….junk jurnal!  Proiectul junk journal s-a nascut pentru ca aveam atat de multe harti ramase de la diverse proiecte, cartoane, pliante, plicuri si altele pe care vroiam sa le adun intr-un singur loc, un  asa numit junk jurnal. Se numeste junk jurnal pentru simplu fapt ca e facut din materiale pe care oricum le-ai fi aruncat, dar in art journaling orice este posibil. Asa ca am inceptut sa iubesc acest jurnal…

The junk journal project - leaflet painting over by Cristina Parus @

Can you believe this face was painted in acrylics over a piece of leaflet I got from the local book store? Well, yeah! And there was no pressure, no frustration, no headaches. Just me drawing and painting and adding color. . .

Va vine sa credeti ca aceasta fata a fost pictata in acrilice pe o bucata dintr-un pliant pe care l-am luat de la magazinul de carte? Ei bine, da! Si nu a existat nici o presiune, nici o frustrare, nici o durere de cap. Doar eu desenand si pictand si adaugand culoare…

The junk journal project - leaflet painting over by Cristina Parus @

It started with a Posca marker sketch and then I added acrylics. I wasn’t sure how it would look in the end, but I know for sure I loved to keep on adding until it became what you can see in the final result:

A inceput cu o schita facuta cu markere POSCA si apoi am adaugat acrilice. Nu eram sigura cum o sa arate la final, dar stiu sigur ca mi-a placut la nebunie sa tot adaug strat dupa strat pana a devenit ceea ce puteti vedea in rezultatul final:

The junk journal project - leaflet painting over by Cristina Parus @

The junk journal project - leaflet painting over by Cristina Parus @

How you like this face? Please leave a comment below and tell me what you think.

Cum va place fata asta? Lasati-mi un comentariu mai jos si spuneti-mi parerea voastra.

See you next time,

2 thoughts on “The junk journal project – leaflet painting over

  1. Cristina: what a great idea! I love what you did with the advertising which would normally just be thrown in the garbage. I must try this one day! Right now, I am still trying to work with tea bags….all kinds of things can be recycled and used for art.

    PS. Hope you are feeling well as you are near your delivery date. Wishing you well! Louise

    1. Thank you for your kind thoughts, Louise! I am very well, expecting for my baby to step into this life! I’m glad you like this page, I know I had fun drawing and painting on that leaflet! 🙂

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