Springtime Vintage Junk Journal
Hey everyone. Beth Wallen, one of our amazing NEW Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Springtime Vintage 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!
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 Beth introduce herself, and tell you all about her lovely project…
Hi everyone! Beth here from Beth’s Journal Boutique to share my latest design team project for The Graphics Fairy. Here in Ontario, we are deep into a cold and snowy winter and I’m longing for some sunshine, spring flowers and warmer temperatures! So for this month, I have created a Springtime Vintage Junk Journal; to reflect a light, spring feeling I have used lots of floral papers and images, with green, pink and cream as my main color scheme.
If you have been following my projects over the past several months, you will know that I love to use vintage book cover images to create journals that mimic authentic vintage books. This time I have used a beautiful brown patterned image from the Book Covers and Tin Types bundle. To create the cover, I reduced the size of the image to 4.25 x 7.25 and adhered it to chipboard. Coating the inkjet image with Tim Holtz Distress Glaze followed by matte Mod Podge brought out the colour and detail in the image and provides great protection against wear. To complete the cover look, I have sized one of the Lace Frames printables to use as a bookplate and added my favourite “notes” stamp for the middle. Some coffee dyed seam binding is the closure.
Quick Tip: A quick tip for those of you using Mod Podge (or any other water-based sealer) to adhere images to or seal your chipboard covers: make sure to coat the opposite side of your chipboard with Mod Podge as well; this will ensure that your cover does not warp as it would if you only coated one side.
In my journals, I like to leave lots of room for journaling and photos, so I do not typically adhere too many embellishments permanently to the pages; instead, I prefer to clip things in so that they can be used as layouts are created. If I do glue something down, I make sure to add back the space by including a tag, journaling card or extra paper so that there is still room for memories.
I do love the look of a fully embellished journal though, so by adding a variety of different tabs and trims to the page edges, there is maximum visual impact while maintaining lots of room for memory keeping.
Adding a mini booklet to a pocket is another great way to add more space to a journal. This one has a variety of papers in different sizes and even includes a kraft envelope and pockets.
Thanks for having a look at my Vintage Springtime Junk Journal! Creating this has brightened my spirit even as I look out my craft room window at the snow. I hope you have found some inspiration in this project and I will see you back here next month!
Some of the TGF Premium Bundles used in this project, from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site:
- Book Covers and Tin Types
- European Ephemera
- French Ephemera
- Lace Frames
- My Favorite Things
- Antique Sheet Music
To see a video tour of my Design Team Junk Journal project, please watch below:
Springtime Vintage Junk Journal SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Beth from Beth’s Journal Boutique
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