Fabric Wrap Notebook – Collage Junk Journal
Hey guys. This week we feature Lynne Morgado of Mockingbird and Main, from our Mixed Media Design Team. She shares a small Fabric Wrap Notebook – Collage Junk Journal with you! Each week we will highlight another Mixed Media project, created by one of the 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…
Thoughts on Collage
Hello everyone! Collage is one of my favorite paper crafting techniques. I thought I would try to offer some inspiration to you this month and share a simple and fun collage project with you. I don’t usually have a definitive plan when I create, just a basic idea of what I want to achieve, and I think that is why I enjoy collage art so much. You don’t need to know exactly ‘where you are going.’ It is a joy to simply create, adding layers of papers and images with assorted embellishments as you go.
Removable Book Wrap
With this project I wanted to elevate my own collage skills a bit using some of the inspiration I have found from artists I admire. To that end I gathered up some of my grungy fabric scraps, trims, tea dyed laces, and vintage buttons. I wanted to add an element with amazing texture by creating a removable notebook wrap.
I purchased the notebook I used at a dollar store. The notebooks measure 3 3/4” x 6 3/4”. I really liked the brown covers that resemble leather and the ivory colored lined pages have a vintage look to them. This project can be easily adapted for any notebook or blank journal you might have, including a spiral bound or hardcover. You can easily turn something that is relatively plain and reasonably priced into a little work of art.
Collage a Fabric Wrap Journal
Time to embrace your inner child and get out your scissors and glue. Let’s collage…
Ephemera I Used
The wide variety of images available on The Graphics Fairy Premium Site allows you to create a collage in any theme you could imagine.
You can find some wonderful background papers if you search the Printable 8″ x 10″ papers on The Graphics Fairy Premium Site. I layered one of those papers with an image from the Birds & Nest Ephemera Bundle. The new Instant Ancestors Bundle 1.5” x 3” tags are perfectly sized for this project. On the back cover I used a postcard from the Vintage Postcard kit.
I also used the washi tapes from the Delicate Endpapers kit, printing them onto adhesive label paper. I also printed a stock label from the Black & White Garden Bundle onto adhesive label paper. And for added pops of color I used images from the Delicate Butterflies bundle. I created a little bookplate for the inside end paper page using one of the Office Labels from the Blank Papers and Parchment kit.
Fabric Wrap Notebook Show & Tell Video
Here is a quick show and tell video of my Notebook – Collage Junk Journal with the scrap fabric and lace wrap:
Coming soon to The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership site, I will show you how to create this project using a composition notebook. The larger notebook will have a few more interesting elements added.
Thank you again everyone; I hope you enjoyed this project.
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Margarita DeRose says
Sooo cute!! Thanks for sharing.
I also can not wait for the altered
Thanks so much Margarita, so glad you enjoyed it!
Love this site and being a premium member member of it! My computer is on the fritz but will be back next week. I think I am going to start saving on a external hard drive. Plus I love all the tutorials please do more
Thanks so much Barbara, good luck with your computer!
Patty Van Fleet says
Very nice. Can’t wait to see the composition book thanks
Thanks Patty 🙂