Ring Binder Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Sarah Daniel, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Ring Binder 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 Sarah tell you all about her incredible project…
Hello everyone! For this month’s design team project I decided to go for a color theme – pinks and reds.
Instead of going to the “themed bundle” section, I decided to dig through the plethora of images the GF provides (under the “image” section) and printed out those that spoke to me and went with the chosen color scheme. That way, I was able to pick images from a wide variety of kits and created my own bundle of images that I tried to blend seamlessly throughout the journal.
I also wanted to explore new ways of assembling a journal and so went for a ring bound type of junk journal with an extra loose and removable cover that ties everything together and protect the end pages. The main focus of that cover is a gorgeous pattern paper created by the Graphics Fairy which I found in the tutorial “Create a Classic Toile Pattern” . I’ve added a vintage frame and collaged a lace paper “Marie Louise” image (from the GF) under to add more depth. The closure is made with a recycled ring from a curtain to which I attached a piece of leather that connects with a vintage pink ribbon.
When removing this cover, the first page of the actual ring bound journal is a fabric collage made on to some heavy paper. I used white and cream cotton fabric remnants that I stitched randomly and added an old piece of french textile as the center piece. On top of that, I hand sewed a page from an antique photo album which frames some scenes from the french textile.
You can also add your own pictures in the frames or even some interesting collaged pages or elements in between the two layers to create a whole new cover design. I created a “scrapbook” layout page with elements from the “Seed Catalog” bundle to give an example.
On the other side of the page there is a large textile pocket with various elements from different bundles from the Graphics Fairy such as a floral book page from the “Seed Catalog” collection, a die cut detail from the “Blissful Blossom” kit and a small tag collection from “Cherry Blossom Lane”.
Then I just had fun creating some layouts on each page with the different images from the bundles that are listed below.
Thank you so much for reading this post and watching the video! I hope you enjoy this project 🙂
RING BINDER JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
Black and Cream Ephemera
Pink and Red Ephemera
French Paperie Collection
Red and White Floriculture
Berries and Cherries
The Beekeper’s Cottage
Antique India Patterns
Cherry Blossom Lane
Tutorial: “Create a Classic Toile Pattern
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Kimberly S says
Beautiful journal! I always forget about using rings to bind my journals; that seems to be so easy. I need to try it – thanks for sharing your awesome talent with us.
Karen Watson says
Yes! It such a quick way to put a journal together and the wrap idea really pretties it up. I just love how Sarah came up with that. I’m glad you enjoyed it Kimberly!