Booklover’s Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Lesly Williams of Crescent Moon Journals, one of our amazing new Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Booklover’s Junk Journal for us this week. As you know, we feature one new Junk Journal project each week created by one of our creative team of artists. Our Design Team Members select from the 100’s of Vintage Image Bundles on our Premium Membership Site, for their creations, in order to show you beautiful ways to use those images. We hope you will be totally inspired by this series!
Therefore, please make sure you check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…please scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will step out of the way and let Lesly tell you all about her incredible project…
Hi everyone! I’m happy to be back with another Design Team journal for the Graphics Fairy. This one is called Booklover’s Junk Journal and it includes lots of beautiful images of women reading. I was inspired by an antique photo I purchased of two women reading a letter and a chipboard die cut with the words Books & Tea. The cover is in lovely condition, so I didn’t do any altering except for embellishing the front cover and adding endpapers on the inside cover which are from the turn of the 19th century. The reading woman is behind a “window” with a mica covering and the book has silk velvet ties.
The background image is from the red and pink ephemera bundle. I layered Japanese lace paper over the top and then added the Books & Tea die cut and a teacup from the Graphics Fairy.
The background for this page is from the Black & Cream bundle from The Graphics Fairy Premium site. The pocket is made from an antique trade card to which I added a tag using an
image from the Graphics Fairy.
On this page is a lovely lace pocket embellished with more lace, velvet ribbon and paper flower and leaf, filled with antique ephemera. A napkin treated with glue and water to look like rice
paper graces the other page.
From the Black & Cream bundle both the page and pocket. On the other side I made a notebook/journal with a painted image of library shelves on the cover. It’s filled with decorative
and blank papers. A perfect place for a reading list.
This background is from the Graphic Fairy Fall Wallpaper bundle with an antique calling card pocket filled with two teacups from the Graphics Fairy watercolor teacup bundle, and a glassine
envelope filled with tiny rose petals and quotes on books.
A calling card with a book tuck spot filled with small journaling cards made from Graphics Fairy Bibliophile bundle. I thought this calling card quite unusual as they are not typically found with a
A lace pocket with a large journaling tag and on the next page I reduced an 8” x 10” antique photo of the ladies that inspired this journal. I found this large photo at an antique show shortly
before I was about to begin work on this journal.
On the left is a corner pocket with a fun lady from the Bibliophile bundle and on the right a bellyband made from an antique trade card with antique ephemera. I have tried to maintain the
book theme throughout.
This photo is at the center of one of the signatures using a set of tintype images for the center pocket. The tags are made from a piece of old wallpaper and paper doilies.
This is an example of how each signature starts out and ends. I used an image from the Graphics Fairy red and pink ephemera bundle and used photoshop to add photos of ladies reading books.
Thank you for joining me for a brief look at my Reading Women Journal. For more details about the journal please watch the video below.
Let’s take a tour of it together:
BOOKLOVER’S JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Premium site bundles used:
Black and Cream Ephemera
Mini French Ephemera
Red and Pink Ephemera
Tattered Paper Treasures
Thanks so much!
Check out the Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site HERE!
Marjie Shires says
I enjoyed seeing your journal very much! Junk journals haven’t been of interest to me in the past but seeing this one has inspired me to try my hand. You mentioned “a treated napkin”. Do you mind telling me how you treated it to look like cloth?
Lesly Williams says
Hi Marjir! Thank you for your wonderful comment.💕 I learned the napkin technique from a video by Sharon Hoerth. Here’s the link. https://youtu.be/JHgS_T-5sFw
Isn’t it fun to use the available art from Graphics Fairy? Whatever will we do with all this?
Karen Watson says
Thank you Andrea! You can find out more about how to use these wonderful handmade books here https://thegraphicsfairy.com/what-is-a-junk-journal/