London Detective Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Amanda Charlesworth of Scrimping Mommy, one of our amazing NEW Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous London Detective 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 Amanda introduce herself, and tell you all about her incredible project…
Today I am eagerly sharing my London Detective hardback journal. As soon as I saw the printable kit, I just knew I had to use it, so British and I love anything to do with Sherlock Holmes. The printable kit was perfect for me as I am still learning how to use individual images effectively, with a kit all the work is done for you and you simply download it and print it which is super easy.
I created the cover from a recycled book and covered with hand made card to look like aged leather. The front is layered with fitting images so it can be seen exactly what this book holds inside and the tile ‘London Detective’ cut from the title band on an image explains the theme.
There are three twine bound signatures held in place on the spine with eyelets top and bottom. The first and last signatures are filled with decorative detail from the kit, the middle being a whole signature of plain aged papers for writing, all are easily removed, replaced or added to.Throughout the journal we have a mixture of full digital print pages created skillfully by the designer at the Graphics Fairy, plain coffee dyed pages, digital ledger pages found on the site under documents and letters and then some highly decorated ones with interactive flip inserts. I especially love how there are several versions of each digital page and you can also pick out the individual images used and print those separately to create ephemera. If your savvy with photo shop you can use the images to create you own backgrounds and digital prints. I can see these images not only in journals but as standalone art or placed on cups and home décor too. Every tiny part of the kit can be resized or used in different interesting ways.
I had great fun creating interactive flip inserts using envelopes and old scrapbooking paper. These make your journal fun, hold heaps of ephemera and are fun to decorate. I created a set of paperclip notebooks from the image in the kit meant as a bookmark which are fun. The criminal index cards in the kit means you can easily make heaps as journaling cards. All you need is a hint of imagination. I ended up with a fantastic fun Sherlock themed Journal which is totally unique since I made it all myself. People will always use these digital prints in different ways and so no two projects will ever be the same.
I hope you will take a look at the Premium members site there is so much to see and use. Also, I have a full flip through video so you can take a detailed look at what I did with the London detective kit.
LONDON DETECTIVE JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
- London Detective
- The Typesetter
Check out the Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site HERE!