Personal Traveler’s Notebook
Hey everyone. Sheena of Luna Rozu, one of our amazing NEW Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Personal Traveler’s Notebook 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!
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 Sheena, and tell you all about her lovely project…
Greetings once again fellow crafters! I’m Sheena from Luna Rozu and am back this month with another travelers notebook junk journal but in the personal size. You’ll find that there is not specific theme for this junk journal but while I was perusing The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site bundles, I came across a collection entitled ‘My Favorite Things’. And so, I figured I would – instead of sticking to a theme –fill the journal with my favorite pieces of ephemera and images! Hence, inside you’ll find very adorable and floral type images that are perfect for that springtime journaling. Also, it’s a great idea for beginners who are just only starting their very own junk journals – just fill it with everything that makes you smile
I believe this is my second attempt and creating a smaller sized journal to the standard travellers notebook size so I relied a lot on the pre-designed collage sheets from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership website. I absolutely love printing these out as they come in a variety of sizes that are perfect for embellishing smaller journals.
Also, you’ll notice that there aren’t a lot of sewing in this journal, especially with the pockets and tuck spots. My silly sewing machine was determined to give me crooked lines so I resorted to using
strong craft glue instead and dressed up the sides with yellow masking tape. It turned out great! So my advice is if you don’t have one or your machine breaks down, have no fear! All you really need is strong glue, washi tapes and all is well.
Another tip that I have for working with smaller journals is to print 4 or 9 of the high resolution images to a page. The tags you see in the picture below are an example of the size after printing 9 to
a page. These printing options should be readily available on your computers.
Apart from vintage tags and romantic images, I also filled the journal with three of my favorite ephemera types: photographs, handwritten papers and old receipts. I find that these give the journals character and puts that ‘junk’ in junk journals. The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site offers plenty of antique photographs and worldly ephemera pieces to choose from. Heck, you could even create a junk journal by dreaming up a story for that person in the picture!
And finally, if you do follow my past projects, you’ll find that a lot of the images I’ve used come from the similar bundles. I guess we all have our favorites yes? And if you do the same, that’s completely okay because there are so many ways to use an image – whether you embellish it with fabric, buttons, lace or manipulate digitally in Photoshop. What non-artsy people call boring, we crafters call it an exercise in creativity. So good luck with your current and future projects everyone and I hope you enjoy this mini project of mine.
Some of the TGF Premium Bundles used in this project, from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site:
My Favorite Things Set 2
Blank Paper Ephemera
Delicate End Papers
Romantic French Frames
Mini Ephemera Pieces
Antique Portraits 2
Script Ephemera 2
Marbled End Papers
Photo Frame Edges (Framed Valentines Collage Sheet)
Roses & Bees
To see a video tour of my Design Team Junk Journal project, please watch below:
Personal Traveler’s Notebook SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Hope to see all of you here for my next project in February. And for anyone who is celebrating the Lunar New Year, Happy Chinese New Year to you! You can find me on YouTube and Instagram for the latest updates on what projects I’m currently working on.
Happy crafting everyone
Sheena of Luna Rozu