Family Spell Journal
Hey, everyone! Dody Williams of Dorothy Jane Paperie, one of our amazing new Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Family Spell 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…
Boo! It’s time to start those fun Halloween projects!
This Family Spell Book is another addition to my annual Halloween Family Journal projects. Each fall I create three or four Family Spell Journals. I look upon these fun, silly and “spooky” journals much like you look upon getting out your Christmas tree if you celebrate Christmas. I like to think my customers take these fun and atmospheric journals out each Halloween and enjoy looking through the pages and pockets which are stuffed with Halloween spookiness.
To begin with, this journal is made with papers that are designed from 100% Graphics Fairy premium imagery. Many of the components come from bundles that aren’t necessarily “halloween” themed at all. By changing the color values of different papers and images available, I was able to create a Halloween/Fall themed set of papers as the base of this journal.I returned to my original journal style with this journal. Lots of pockets and tuck spots filled with fun surprises. It is a large journal and the cover is made from a set of old book boards which are covered in the worn brown marble cover in the Fall Colors Ephemera bundle. I love this cover for Halloween Journals because it has the initials S and P on the side, which I like to think stand for Spells and Potions!
I love to make tabs for certain journals and Halloween is maybe the most fun type of journal to use with tabs. I either make my own or cut bits of numbers and words off of tags. I especially love scary words like ARSENIC and POISON! Such fun!
This first page has a tuck spot that is embellished with a twig. The inside cover has a small pocket which contains a file folder made from the Tattered Treasures Parchment. I think I use this image in EVERYTHING!
This double pocket page holds a lot of fun faux ephemera. I made many witchy calling cards for all sorts of witches. There is Sirene Shade, Hildy Hexingbeam the Spell Yodler and Safire Sangria, Enchantress Extraordinaire. I also like to stuff my Halloween journals with “family pictures.” This is SUCH fun! I have used photos from many of the instant ancestors and antique portraits bundles. I photoshop witches hats on their heads and add spiders and they become Grandma and Aunt Hazel. I write silly family references on the backs of the photos.
I made several envelopes from the parchment paper scan and stuffed them into tuck spots. This page uses an owl and the moon to hold the inserts in place. The belly band opposite holds a bookmark envelope and picture of grandpa, the warlock.
All of the tuck spots feature fun, Halloween items that can be used to write fun, family Halloween memories. The mushrooms I have used throughout really set the theme for homemade possets and potions!
Like the witch calling cards, I also designed several “business or trade” cards for my witch family. I like to think of this family collecting cards for all sorts of goods and services.
The pocket on the right is stuffed full of failed experiment receipts. These are fun to make from the pharmacy labels available on the premium website. By adding old paper backgrounds, you can create all sorts of silly EXTINCT, DANGEROUS EXPERIMENT which just lends to the silly, spooky fun.
This final double pocket is filled with recipes cards that can actually be used for your favorite fall pot luck dishes. On the left side is one of my favorite graphics fairy images, the poem “Night” which lends a spooky, Halloween feel to any Halloween journal and is always included in the ones I make. I hope this Halloween journal gets your fall, holiday season juices flowing and that you will try your hand at a fun Family Spell Book!
FAMILY SPELL JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Bundles used in making this journal:
Owls and Mushrooms
Dance of the Gnomes
Tattered Paper Treasures
The Vampires Lair
Legends From Fairyland
Florida Vacation (postcard of women)
Enchanted Forest (Spider Web Paper)
Japanese Garden (Dragonfly)
Vintage Paperie (various papers as backgrounds)
Thanks so much!
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