“Diary of Jane” Junk Journal
Hey everyone. Sheena, from Luna Rozu, one of our amazing NEW Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Junk Journal “Diary of Jane” 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 Sheena introduce herself, and tell you all about her lovely project…
Greetings again fellow crafters! I’m Sheena from Luna Rozu and I am back again this week to showcase a vintage junk journal that I’ve been working on called ‘Diary of Jane’.
The initial idea was to have this junk journal filled with vintage images of mythical beings and creatures as I fashioned ‘Jane’ to be an explorer or an adventurer of some sort. That said, as I was perusing The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site for the specific images, it dawned on me – Why limit myself to just beasts or creatures?
There were plenty of vintage images to choose from so I ended up with the ‘Diary of Jane’ being a collection of creatures, plants, insects and more.
For this junk journal, I created an accompanying ‘postcard’ booklet. I used the blue toned book plates (as journaling cards) from the Mythical Beasts bundle as inserts which I perforated the edges so you could tear out the ones you’d like to journal on. The front and back covers for the mini booklet are from the blue autograph book covers paper. Love that vintage look!
Another thing I did to add to that grungy look I was going for was to print out various pieces of ephemera in full size (A4 for me) and distress the edges of the paper with ink and the foam blending tool. I first curled the paper edges just a little and then went in to distress with the blending tool in tiny circular motions. I love including these inside journals as they provide extra writing space and having those crumpled edges peak through the top of the pages when closed.
I’ve also included these fun printables from the Entomologists Field Guide and Ocean Blues Ephemera bundles. These are meant to be journal pages but I used them as mini booklets that you could journal on the inside or staple in your very own journal notes. I punched holes and dressed them with a bit of black twine for that vintage look.
And of course, I can never get enough of the Heritage Wallpaper and Fall Colors Ephemera bundles. I made tuck spots from the images found in both bundles as they add that touch of vintage elegance. I am mad in love with the intricate designs on these. They would make perfect additions if you’re working on a Victorian themed journal too –trust me.
One thing I learnt from creating this is that even if you’re working on a specific theme, leave an open mind and don’t be afraid to incorporate other design elements as well. Let your creative juices take flight! At the end of the day, it will all just blend together and make sense because you gave it meaning.
The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Bundles used:
- Mythical Beasts
- Entomologists Field Guide
- Ocean Blue Ephemera
- Heritage Wallpaper
- Book Covers & Tin Types
- Wildflower Field Guide
- Delicate Endpapers
- Naturalist’s Library
- Fall Colors Ephemera
- Celestial Images
- Marbled End Papers
- Ephemera Collection
- Yellow Ephemera
To see a video tour of my Design Team Junk Journal project, please watch below:
DIARY OF JANE JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR