Floral Junk Journal
Hey guys, once again one of our fabulous Junk Journal Design Team Members, Beth from Beth’s Journal Boutique, has created a fabulous junk journal for us. As you know, we are featuring one new Junk Journal each week created by our team of talented artists. Our goal is that you be totally inspired by this series! Beth created a fabulous Floral Journal for us this week. Be sure to check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…you need to scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired?
And now I will let Beth tell you about her project in her own words…
Hi everyone! Beth here from Beth’s Journal Boutique to share my latest design team project for The Graphics Fairy. This month I have created a vintage journal filled with pretty florals and lots of bright pink, purple and green. I love spending time with the garden catalogs to plan for the year and I thought this little journal would be perfect for making lists, keeping plant records and photos to track the garden’s progress through the seasons.
For the cover of my journal, I have used an old book. This one is 6.75 x 4.25 and has 3 signatures. Rather than doing a hidden spine, this time I have sewn the signatures directly into the original spine of the book. I love the look of the embroidery floss; it makes it more casual and adds a little something extra to the look and feel of the journal.
For those of you who are beginning your junk journal journey, using an old book cover and sewing through the spine is a simple way of creating a hardcover journal. You will need to plot your sewing holes into some graph paper first to make sure they are straight on the spine when you punch the holes. You can then use a simple pamphlet stitch to sew in your signatures.
The cover image was printed on vellum and then sewn onto a blush pink piece of cardstock. I added a scrap of lace, some avocado dyed sheer, gathered fabric and a few bright buttons to complete the look. Some spring green seam binding is the closure. The brighter colors on the cover are repeated throughout the journal.
I have had many questions regarding the type of printer I use for my digital images, particularly when I print on vellum. I use an inkjet printer and the vellum goes through just the same as copy paper. A tip for those of you who use inkjet printers: be sure to let your image dry thoroughly before you use it, to avoid smudging.
Throughout this journal I have used a variety of the floral images you can find on the Graphics Fairy Premium Membership site. I have printed these in different sizes to use as journaling cards, but if printed full size, these would be perfect to use as a page in a journal. I love that there are sizing options for all of the printables so that I can tailor them for my project.
The Graphics Fairy has bundles for just about every holiday and celebration. Since it is close to St. Patrick’s Day this week and Easter is coming up shortly, I thought I would show off a few of these fun holiday images!
Some of the TGF Premium Bundles used in this project, from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site:
- Easter Devotional
- Scents and Soaps
- Wildflower Field guide
- Patrick’s Day Ephemera
- Bunnies and Peeps
- Cheerful Spring Patterns
- French Ephemera
To see a flip-through of my Floral Junk Journal, check out the video below:
Floral Junk Journal SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Thanks for having a look at my floral journal! I hope you have found some inspiration for your spring projects! I will see you back here next month with another project.
You can find me on my You Tube channel where I showcase my journals, on Instagram to see sneak peaks of upcoming projects and in my Etsy shop where I sell my creations:
You Tube: Beth’s Journal Boutique
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Beth from Beth’s Journal Boutique
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