A Gentleman’s Sketchbook Junk Journal
Hey guys – Sheena from Luna Rozu, one of our fabulous Junk Journal Design Team Members, has created a beautiful junk journal for us. As you know, we are featuring one new Junk Journal each week created by our team of fabulous artists and artisans. Our goal is that you be totally inspired by this series! Sheena created a handsome project titled A Gentleman’s Sketchbook Junk Journal. Be sure to check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…you need to scroll all the way down the post to view it. Are you ready to be inspired?
And now I will let Sheena tell you about her project in her own words…
A Gentleman’s Sketchbook
Happy New Year everyone! It’s Sheena again from Luna Rozu. This time around I thought I would give myself a little challenge by attempting a masculine junk journal. I knew I wanted to create a journal with architectural elements. So I combined both ideas and came up with this title: “A Gentleman’s Sketchbook.”
Since the book is a masculine themed junk journal, you won’t see pastels or delicate florals. Instead, I used gorgeous marbled design papers for that classic look to decorate the inside front and back covers. To establish a look, I chose a design with darker tones. But you will see there are plenty marbled paper designs to choose from in the Marbled End Papers bundle on The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership site.
As you can probably tell by now, I love, love, love giving a narrative to my creations. It is sort of like giving a face to a name, if you will. Here is the story behind this gentleman’s journal: The book belonged to an architectural scholar. Seen below is his photo (chosen from the Antique Portraits 2 bundle). Isn’t he distinguished looking?
To complete the narrative, I used images from both the Architectural Drawings bundle and Vintage Hardware bundle. All of the blueprints in the journal were printed on transparency paper. The journaling cards you see below are from the ready-to-print collage sheets.
Ephemera Bundles Used
And finally, to replace the absence of all the pretty floral images I usually include, I decided to embellish the images with fabric, buttons, and even a tassel (my favourite). The images I used are from the Ephemera Collection bundle, Antique Title Pages bundle, and Book Covers and Tintypes bundle.
If you’re wanting to create a similar theme, I recommend checking out the following bundles (apart from the ones mentioned above): French Ephemera, Antique Sheet Music, Masculine Elements, Ornamental Trim Edges, and East Coast Maps. Don’t forget to check out the video below for a full flip-through of the journal.
Gentleman’s Sketchbook Video Flip Through
To see a flip-through of the Gentleman’s Sketchbook Junk Journal, with its beautifully designed pages filled with vintage ephemera, check out the video below:
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