Frida Junk Journal
Hey everyone. Design Team member Anna Hollingworth of Leximbue Journals created a fabulous Frida Junk 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 Anna tell you all about her wonderful project…
I hope you are all well and had a Happy Christmas, as happy as could be in this difficult time. I thought I would start the new year with a positive, hopeful and colorful theme! Mexico and Frida have always been very close to my heart. A few years ago, I was fortunate enough to visit Mexico City, home of Frida Kahlo and so many other wonderful artists! It had a tremendous impact on me.
In this journal I have tried to capture the spirit of Frida which is linked to the spirit of her country. I covered the journal with this soft muslin fabric printed with images from the Day of the Dead, a celebration that has been very much appreciated by Frida and I kept it very simple by adding her stunning image on the spine.
I used these endpapers in yellow and the first page has a large hand sewn pocket with cacti designs. Throughout the journal I have included colorful handsewn folders with cacti and laces to add to the texture.
I used the images from the altoid tin printables to create tabs and fussy cut them and attached them on the edges of pages to add more color and interest. I absolutely love this bundle which has got some amazingly vibrant plants. They seemed just right for peeking out discreetly from the sides!
As some of you may know, I am very fond of maps. I printed a map of Mexico from the 1800’s on coffee tea dyed paper, aged it with distress ink and folded it. I attached it on the edge for safekeeping, some of it showing when the journal is closed.
Last but not least the adoration of the Virgin of Guadalupe is a very significant part of Mexican culture. On the edge of the city there are numerous shrines dedicated to Her and Frida has added elements of this religious culture to her own art. Sacred and popular images are running throughout the journal adding to the color and beauty of this amazing culture assemblage from tags and different elements including a sample of ornamental foliage that she particularly liked for her decorations.
FRIDA JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
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I hope you all enjoy it. Stay safe and happy creating your projects with
your lovely hands.
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