Peacock Ephemera Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Jane Chipp of Willow Blue Vintage, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Peacock Ephemera 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 Jane tell you all about her lovely project…
Emerald greens and turquoise blues have always attracted me and so this month I treated myself by diving into the beautiful Peacock Hues ephemera bundle as the starting point for my journal. I say journal, but I actually made two because I got carried away when I was making pages and made too many for one journal!
I wanted the journals to reflect the sumptuousness that’s associated with Peacocks. I believe that a journal should be multi-sensory…beautiful to look at, but also enticing to touch and with textures that make lovely rustling sounds. Consequently, I made the covers from old sari silks in rich greens and blues and embroidered circles onto them to echo the ‘eye’ on a Peacock feather. I also attached a Peacock feather to the front.
The pages have lots of textures and are made from old ledgers, rice paper, tissue paper, old envelopes, vintage handwritten letters, postcards, fabric and, of course, lots of prints from the Graphics Fairy premium site bundles. Many of the pages have paint, encaustic wax, fabric and stitch added.
Inside the front cover is a print of two birds that I’ve adapted. I loved the print but wanted it to look even richer and more textural so I painted over it using acrylic paint…carefully copying all the colours in the original until it looked as if it was actually a hand-painted piece. I then attached it to a piece of card that I’d painted gold to create a border.
Nature creates some incredible colors and to celebrate this, many of the images that I used throughout the journal are birds and butterflies. I paired them with other natural elements such as leaf prints and dried flowers that I pressed between two sheets of rice paper to make several pages.
I love button cards and so used one of the printables from the Holiday Blues bundle to make a card and added some buttons in blue and green shades. It tucks into a spot made from a print of a Peacock tail from the Bohemian ephemera bundle.
The Delicate Endpapers bundle features a lot in the journals. I used several of the green and blue papers to make pages, add hints of colour and texture to other pages and also I used some of the printable envelopes to make some tuck spots.
I used the butterflies from several of the bundles throughout the journal. The butterfly card from the Peacock Hues bundle was printed out, mounted on card and backed with a rich marbled end paper. Others were printed on tissue paper, rice paper and normal copier paper and dotted throughout the journals. I made a centre spread in one of the signatures in each journal with a butterfly printed onto rice paper with silk stitched on each end…. beautifully textured.
PEACOCK EPHEMERA JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
Graphics Fairy Premium Membership bundles that I used are:
- Ocean Blues Ephemera
- Peacock Hues Ephemera
- Holiday Blues
- Bohemian Ephemera
- Delicate Endpapers
I also used some images that weren’t in bundles which I found by selecting the ‘Blue’ and Green’
filters when searching the images.
The journals will be listed for sale on Tuesday 16 February 2021 in my Etsy shop
I hope these journals have given you some ideas for using these fabulous bundles. Thanks for reading.
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