Butterfly Collection Junk Journal
Hey guys, once again one of our fabulous returning Junk Journal Design Team Members, Lynne Morgado, has created an amazing junk journal for us. She shares her incredible Butterfly Collection Junk Journal with you! Each week we spotlight another Mixed Media project, created by one of the amazing Designers on our team. The designers are tasked to use images from our Premium Membership Site to provide inspiration for your own projects. Be sure to check out her Show and Tell Video below. Please scroll down to the end of this post to see her video. Be prepared to be inspired! I will now allow Lynne to tell you all about her art in her own words…
Hello everyone! I have my July design team project to show you. I had so much fun working on this journal and it’s accompanying ephemera goodies. I would like to introduce you to Professor & Doctor Flutterby. Professor Flutterby was an academic and a lepidopterist. His wife, Doctor Flutterby, was a doctor of biology who became interested in butterflies and moths while traveling with her husband. They would go on many expeditions together and this was one of the journals Doctor Flutterby carried with her on many of those adventures.
The journal is a small hardcover, repurposed from a vintage book that I painted with craft acrylic paints. It was originally covered in green book cloth which took the acrylic paints nicely. I used a few shades of brown and also black paint to create a worn and kind of mottled look.
The journal has a soft spine of tweed, which does allow it to open more flatly for writing. It is nice size that would tuck easily into your bag or your backpack for any expedition. On the inside front and back covers I’ve used a beautiful blue marbled paper from the Twilight Lake bundle as a background and created larger pockets with 2 of the journal pages from the Lepidopterist bundle. The colors are so vibrant.
Inspired by a faux deed that Heather from Ruby & Pearl xo made, I created my take on it for lepidopterist expedition purposes. Using a green file folder I created a roll that holds butterfly and moth book plate images that the Flutterbys carried with them for reference. Many of these images are from thegraphicsfairy.com free images collection. (4) (5)
The specimen labels from the Lepidopterist bundle are so cool. I used them to make little tags backed with the green file folder & with metal eyelets to attach them. Perfect should the Flutterbys need to label specimens collected in the field.
The faux butterfly specimens that I made for this project are my favorites. I used the gorgeous sheet of slide mount frames from the Vintage Paperie bundle, acetate sheets, assorted labels and butterfly images from several different bundles that are listed below. I resized the butterfly & moth images in my word processor to fit in the slide frame printables. These specimen slides are
backed with grungy grid paper from the Blank Paper Ephemera Bundle. I have used a lot of that grid paper in this journal project. With just the right amount of grungy color I thought the grid paper was the perfect choice for the backs of journaling cards and pages in a naturalist’s journal.
Speaking of what I’ve used a lot of in this project: I may have gone a bit label crazy. Including a tea dyed glassine envelope with extra labels, just in case all the labels I added to the journal and it’s ephemera aren’t enough.
One of the easiest ways to see the huge assortment of labels on the Premium Membership Site is to search in the Printables section and sort by clicking the Labels category. In addition to that, some of my “go to” labels that I use time and again are in the Vintage Office Supplies Bundle. Every now and then I will create a sheet of assorted labels in my word processor program and print & cut them out to have them ready to go. Most often I print them onto a lightweight cardstock, but sometimes I will use mailing label paper so they are adhesive. The specimen envelopes included in The Lepidopterist bundle are another favorite of mine in this project. I printed them in a couple of different sizes and tucked in small ephemera pieces for journaling or decorating pages.
Please come by and say hello and get a closer look at this collection in the flip through video on my Youtube channel. I hope you will find some inspiration for your projects.
Butterfly Collection Journal Show and Tell Video
Let’s take a tour of it together:
Entomologist’s Field Guide
Butterflies & Moths
Aubergine & Green
Bright & Bold Butterflies
Garden Club Tour
Realm of the Blue Fairy
Blank Paper Ephemera
Vintage Office Supplies
Printables Section – Journal Covers & Labels Several
free images from thegraphicsfairy.com blog
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Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my project. I hope you will find some inspiration for using the Premium Membership images in your own projects. Happy creating!
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