Botanical Junk Journal
Hey guys, once again one of our fabulous Junk Journal Design Team Members, Beth from Beth’s Journal Boutique, has created a fabulous junk journal for us. As you know, we are featuring one new Junk Journal each week created by our team of talented artists. Our goal is that you be totally inspired by this series! Beth created a beautiful Botanical Junk Journal for us this week. Be sure to check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…you need to scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired?
And now I will let Beth tell you about her project in her own words…
Hi everyone! I am back again to share my May design team project. I have been inspired by the many floral, bird, butterfly and garden images found in the bundles on The Graphics Fairy premium membership site; since the weather is getting better and it is beginning to be garden season, this month I have created a botanical themed journal that combines many of these elements. This journal would be a wonderful place to document the changing seasons in your garden!
The overall feel of this journal is a bit grungy, and a bit shabby chic! Let me show you how I have created this look.
If you have been following my work, you will know I love to use vintage book cover images for my journals. For this project, I chose to use one from the Emma bundle. It is a very faded green and I thought it was the perfect look for the cover of this project. I made a hard cover from chipboard and then adhered the printed journal cover images to the front and back covers and spine. I have edged the cover with some antique gold Rub n’ Buff and used some jute twine as a closure. I have done a hidden spine to add the signatures to this journal so that the wonderful spine image is visible.
I love adding tabs to my journals. This time, I used a die to cut my tabs, folded the die cut in half and added some coffee dyed cheesecloth under the tab before gluing it to the page. I added some aged cellophane tape and a floral image to the tabs to complete the shabby look. I love how these turned out!
I have added one of my floating envelope pockets to the journal. This time I sewed some coffee dyed sheer fabric to the envelope to create the front pocket , adding a dictionary definition of “floral” and a rose die cut and trim to the top. For the tag insert, I added one of my die cut tabs and a delicate butterfly image.
This Inventory tag was coffee dyed and then a collage of kraft glassine paper, sheer fabric and one of the beautiful floral images from The Graphics Fairy was sewed on. I added a die cut tab, a scrap of lace and a couple of Tim Holtz rub- on words to complete the look.
This journal took its own path as I was working on it, adding the layers of trim and embellishments to the beautiful Graphics Fairy images to end up with this wonderfully shabby creation. I love the end result!
Some of the TGF Premium Bundles used in this project, from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site:
- Victorian Roses
- Roses and Bees
- Old Paper Printables
- Naturalists Library
- Catherine Klein Birds
- Birds and Botanicals
- Delicate Butterflies
- Vibrant Birds
- Blissful Blossoms
To see a flip-through of my Botanical Junk Journal, check out the video below:
Botanical Junk Journal SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Thanks for spending time with me taking a tour through this journal. I hope you have found some inspiration for your own projects and I will see you back here next month with another journal.
You can find me on my YouTube channel where I showcase my journals, on Instagram to see sneak peeks
of upcoming projects and in my Etsy shop where I sell my creations.
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