Christmas Angel Tag Journal
Hey, everyone! Dody Williams of Dorothy Jane Paperie, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Christmas Angel Tag 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 Dody tell you all about her incredible project…
When I first saw the cover of this Autograph book in the Book Covers and Tin Types bundle, I fell in love. It just had CHRISTMAS not Autographs written all over it as far as I was concerned. So, my first task was to plunge in and create the word Christmas and replace Autographs. I did this over a year ago and then I couldn’t quite decide what to fill it with, so I put it to one side.
I eventually had the idea to make a tag journal. This would be a journal filled with an assortment of tags that could be used to adorn a package in a pinch, if necessary. I had been collaging book pages throughout the summer and it hit me that I could take papers from the Graphics Fairy and collage pages to create an angel-themed journal. The idea was to have a “pretty” page next to a page filled with tags that could be used or just saved as it suited.
I love the blank staff paper the Graphics Fairy has in their stash of old paper ephemera and it created a perfect pocket to hold my tags. This pocket is edged with a glitter embellished crepe paper ruffle, perfect for Christmas.
Part of my aim in making this journal was to maintain a monochromatic, primitive feel to the pages. I used a piece of lace that seemed almost hand crocheted and stuffed it with tags from the Angel Ephemera Bundle. The attached pocket is actually a covered paperclip with two mini pockets which is constructed from some of the angel sheet music scans available in the Angelic Symphony bundle. The back of this paperclip is covered with corrugated cardboard, so the paperclip is completely hidden. The pocket is constructed from tea dyed paper and the sheet music cover which I shrunk down quite a bit!
I think this is my favorite two page spread. The page on the left features a double belly band. I took a piece of lace and reinforced it with book binding cloth and muslin and secured it with two metal eyelets. I then ran a length of ivory sari silk through the eyelets to create another tuck spot (while creating a lovely bow on the previous page.) I then constructed an envelope to hang over the sari silk band. Throughout the journal, I used my little holly sprigs which I print 15 to a page and fussy cut!
This is another interactive spread which I enjoyed creating. The angel pocket on the left folds out to reveal another tuck spot on the rear of the pocket. Meanwhile, the lace pocket holds three tags made from various ephemera pieces that come from three different bundles. The music snippet comes from the Scarborough Fair bundle, which is one of my top ten – I always seem to use a little something from this bundle!
I created a triangular corner tuck on this page to slip another handmade envelope filled with printable tags from the Angelic Ephemera bundle. I did add Christmas messages to the centers of these tags. I love the angel on the facing page. Each angel in this journal is sprinkled with glitter and covered in a thin slice of mica.
The final combination uses a cluster made by one of my favorite Etsy shops. I turned the cluster into a tuck spot. I tucked away a glassine envelope filled with holy cards from the Silent Night bundle.
But the final page is probably my second most favorite page in the journal. I created a belly band which resembles a double envelope tied in the middle. Two pretty tags are secreted away there and I love how this final page turned out, it really punctuates the whole journal!
I really loved making this journal, and I actually intend to replicate it, I love it so much!
CHRISTMAS ANGEL TAG JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Bundles used in making this journal:
Book Covers and Tin Types (the cover)
Thanks so much!
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