Botanist Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Heather Naggy of Ruby and Pearl xo, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Botanist 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 Heather tell you all about her lovely project!
Hello, I hope everyone is having a nice January so far. Today I am sharing a junk journal I have created for the Graphics Fairy Premium Membership site for the month of January 2021. I have called it A Botanist’s Notebook. I was trying to make it seem as if it was a lady’s notebook where she would keep a record of different types of plants and flowers as she explored in nature.
I started the journal by creating the cover from Graphics Fairy Premium images. The spine and back is an image from the book covers and tin types bundle of an antique book…. I love this one so much! The black is so pretty for the spine of the journal and it really does give the look of a very old book. I printed the image onto matte presentation paper that I found at my local office supply store and it really gave the black a nice deep color. The gold on the image has such a warm realistic look as well. I used the Herborita typography image on the cover.
This lady’s favorite place to be was in a little cabin on the property of her family home. She is a young lady still living at home with her family and while her sisters are very interested in all the latest dresses and fashions, she is drawn to the beauty of nature and spends a great deal of time there.
When creating the journal to fit the story I used some dried flowers I had saved in a book since summertime from the garden. I took a few sprigs and glued them to some papers and added some beautiful Graphics fairy labels to mimic a flower specimen card. I also added many
pictures of butterflies and trees.
As you start to go through the journal you will notice the little bits of gold sprinkled about on the pages. The young lady started to notice that her notebook would be open to new pages when she would come back to her cabin the next day. She started finding golden little dust speckles along the pages. She decided to start keeping some of her findings and put a bit of the gold dust in a little bottle. She is also taking note of the changes in her notebook every day.
BOTANIST JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
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Here are the many bundles I used from Graphic Fairies Premium membership site:
- Herbal Apothecary Shoppe
- Book Covers & Tintypes
- Floral Album Pages
- Scents & Soaps Ephemera
- Luna the Magical Queen
- Naturalist’s Library
- Wildflower Field Guide
- Delicate Endpapers
- Pink & Blue Floriculture
- Birds on Branches
- Romantic French Frames
- Realm of the Blue Fairy
- Fresh Herbs
- Pastel Christmas
- Rich Marbled Endpapers
- Woodland Walk
I hope you enjoy the flip through! I had a lot of fun making this journal. I will see you again next
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