French Bohemian Travelers Junk Journal



Welcome To The Artsy Bohemian Online School of Robin Dudley Howes.


So...what exactly is a French Bohemian Travelers Junk Journal?

A Junk Journal is like a regular journal only it's hand-made with recycled materials and ephemera to fit your individual personality.  In my opinion, these types of journals are way more fun, playful and artistic!

Why French? Mostly because I love vintage French ephemera, images and design and I just happened to have lots of French ephemera that I used for these journals.  However, you can use what ever you like.

What is a Travelers Junk Journal?  It's a derivation of a Travelers notebook.  A travelers notebook is a book like cover that holds smaller notebooks or inserts with elastic bands.  These Junk Journals are a funky, bohemian version of a notebook insert or they can be used on their own.  The size of these journals make them ideal to carry in your purse or satchel.

What's this all about?

In this class, my goal is to guide you to design your own individual junk journal because I'd like to think there is a story behind everything we collect, display or stash away, and what better way to use our collections than in an artisan journal with a Bohemian twist. In this class I share my treasure chest of 20 plus years in paper crafting and show you as many techniques and tips as I can to create your unique story in this eclectic journal. The beauty of this class is that it is open to all types of adventurous creatives from the beginning paper crafter to scrapbookers, junk journal junkies, mixed media artists, quilters, jewelers, painters...we all have a story to tell. I invite you to bring your personal stash so that you can create your own story in this Bohemian Junk Journal class. If journaling is not your thing, then use them like I do, as an arsenal for your personal collections or look book. We will be sewing paper, card stock and fabric for part of class, but we will also cover alternatives to sewing. 


Samples of Robin's Bohemian Junk Journals that you can make too!

"Robin. I have just completed all the videos. I am about 1/3 of the way through making all the pages. I have thoroughly enjoyed your very detailed demonstrations and appreciate links to 'where to get what' to create this masterpiece. I have never enjoyed a class as much as this! Thank you greatly for your talent, expertise, and patience! I look forward to the next class. You are the BEST! "

Avid junk journaler

Who is this course for?

Anyone and everyone, beginners to advanced, with a sense of adventure and a can-do attitude.  The beginner  junk journaler will learn everything they need to know in this course, hands down.  And the more seasoned paper crafter will certainly learn a thing or two as well. 


Who this course is not for:

I believe we are all life long learners and encourage you to check the list of what will be taught in this class down below. With that said, if you have many years under your belt with this type of journaling or paper craft or don’t think you can learn anything new, this class may not be for you.

Course Details - What You Get

Over 20 hours of video instruction, downloadable handouts and resources!!


Course Value $580+  

You pay $82!   

Normally when I teach this course in person you can expect to pay $145 for 5 hours of instruction. This course has over 20 hours of instruction making it an INCREDIBLE deal for only $82!! (not to mention all the resources you'll have access to!)


This class is PACKED with everything you need to know to make your own original Boho style Junk Journal!

Learn over 20 SOLID design, art and book making techniques to bring out your inner Bohemian style!

And guess what? The class is good forever!

Want specifics?  Here are the techniques you can expect to learn:

~How to attach card stock and fabric together to make a beautiful book cover using a special insert for a smooth and sturdy, no wrinkle surface.

~Learn how to make Artsy tuck spots, envelopes, tip-ins, flip outs.

~How to collage glassine and paper envelopes with napkins and other substrates.

~ Create mini collages of scrapbook paper & fabric collages to paper.

~Learn how to create fabric clusters out of snippet rolls.

~ Learn my method to tea and coffee dye paper and create lovely scents from it.

~ Distress techniques for fabric and paper/rubber stamping/faux Avery stickers and stenciling.

~Create full page accordian signature.

~Make your own paper clips and journal jewelry.

~ Learn how to make snippet rolls, fabric tabs and ruffled lace.

~ How to bind a journal.

~ How to make mini notebooks to add to your journal.

~ How to stamp on metal.

~3 ways to design the center fold of your journal.

~ Techniques to stabilize and protect antique paper in your journal.

~How to paint roses on old envelopes.

~How to use and apply wax seals on documents and envelopes.

FYI if some of the lingo is foreign to you we'll go over that in class too!


I eat, live and breath my craft, every day.  Decades of  accumulated knowledge, teaching and making.  It’s what I do and now I’m going to show you that you can do it too.

Frequently Asked Questions

YES!  I cater to newbies and seasoned paper crafters alike, plus you can re-wind any segment a zillion times until you get it! 

YES!  Once you purchase the class I will send an email with resources.  Now, just to clarify, junk journals are just that...made from recycled materials so technically you may not have to buy anything.  With that being said I will give you my "secret" downloadable, free resource guide to purchase materials and tools and everything you’ll need to start.  This free guide, that only you can see, also has recommendations for online and brick and mortar sources.  All of these resources will be included again in the first part of the course as a downloadable handout.

When you sign up for class you’ll receive a password that will allow access to the classroom.    Think of it this way, when you take an in person workshop, you drive (or fly) to the workshop location and enter the classroom, sit down and take the class only for this class you don’t have to fly or drive anywhere and you can turn on your device or computer in your jammies and eat cereal while you watch the instructional videos!   If you know how to turn on your computer (or what ever devise you use) and are familiar with the internet or have bought things online  or have any social media you should be able to take a course online no problem.

At this time no.

YES!  Once you sign up, you will have immediate access to the student  online forum to share successes and concerns and to ask questions of each other.  There are also lots of journals that other students have made for you to check out!

About the Instructor - Robin Dudley Howes





Hi!  Welcome to my Bohemian happy place!  I have been an educator for over 2 decades, guiding individuals to loosen up their creativity and think outside of the box, mostly with unconventional styles of art.  I've taught 1000's of students at hundreds of venues in various backgrounds with a goal of not only finishing a project but teaching them how to be creative.   Since 1997, I have been published dozens of times in well known magazines (landing the cover of 1) and 3 books, been asked to speak about creativity via speaking engagements and podcasts, which has lead to a growing social media platform and loyal following.  To say I am PASSIONATE about spreading the magic of creativity would be an understatement.  I live, eat and breathe creativity EVERY. SINGLE. DAY.  I absolutely love sharing my knowledge, wether it be at cozy home gatherings, large National art retreats or online.  It's what I love to do and I'm so grateful to my loyal following and a platform to spread my love of creativity.








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