Medieval Lore Junk Journal
Hey everyone. Design Team member Anna Hollingworth of Leximbue Journals created a fabulous Medieval Lore 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 love everything related to the medieval times. When I saw the Scarborough Fair bundle I was immediately drawn to it. These carefully selected images are the perfect complement to the bundles that already exist on the Graphics Fairy Premium Membership site. The journal I made has been enhanced by the variety of images and the quality of the printouts from a collection of these medieval themed bundles including Scarborough Fair.
I decided on using the journal cover from the bundle, a soft, royal blue velvet with a gold crown in the top center of it . The result once it had been printed had a stunning similarity to an actual velvet book cover, luxurious and intense in colour. I used hammered ivory paper, to add extra texture to it. I added just a bit of gold wax on the spine and book corners and a beautiful image of a crown on the top of the spine. I was happy keeping it simple, to accentuate the effect of the velvet and the intensity of the color.
The end papers are made from burgundy and gold and they also have a velvet effect. An image of a queen is perfectly suited to the cover page. I love olive, burgundy and gold as the main color palette here and it is a delightful image to look at once the book is opened!
The medieval collage is filled with all my favorite images from the different bundles that I have used. I added a tassel so that it serves as a bookmark, which one can enjoy again and again while using their journal.
The nobility of the falcon ties beautifully with this theme. I enjoyed placing the enlarged images related to falconry in different parts of the journal and I enjoy how they stand out to create stunning effects.
Gothic arches remind me of the medieval castles that I have visited. I find that they encapsulate the theme of medieval lore, with their moody shadows and defined lines. Knights on their horses emerge from the corners of the pages creating an effect of motion.
Sewn pockets on the tea and coffee dyed pages overflowing with flower ephemera complete the purpose of this journal, which is to inspire the owner to add their own details, memorabilia, ephemera and creativity.
The bundles that I have used for this project are:
- Royal Life Images
- Shakespearean Women 2
- 1700’s Sheet Music
- Scarborough Fair
- Parchment Paper
- European Renaissance
- Deft Blue Ephemera
- Heritage Wallpaper
- Mythical Beasts
MEDIEVAL LORE JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
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For this journal I used Printables from the following bundles:
- Vintage Office Supplies
- Clock and Watch Faces
- Science and Laboratory
- The Ornithologist
- The Lepidopterist
- Natural History Birds
- Aeronautical Adventure
- London Detective
- Naturalists Library
- Steampunk 3
- Woodland Walk
- School Printables
- Steampunk 2
- Mini Ephemera Pieces
- Antique Portraits
- French Attic Ephemera
- Vintage Feathers
You will be able to find my work when you follow this link: LeximbueJournals
Have a lovely day, happy crafting and positive vibes!
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