Travel Diary Junk Journal
Hey guys, one of our fabulous Junk Journal Design Team Members, Kelly Boler from Book and Paper Arts, has created an amazing junk journal for us. As you know, we are featuring one new Junk Journal each week created by our team of extraordinary artists. Our goal is that you be totally inspired by this series! Kelly created a cool Travel Diary Junk Journal project titled Elementary Studies in Geography. Be sure to check out the video tour at the bottom of the page…you need to scroll all the way down to see it. Are you ready to be inspired? I will let Kelly tell you all about her book…
My second journal for The Graphics Fairy is a travel diary junk journal bound into a vintage schoolbook, Elementary Studies in Geography. The cover is very well worn and has beautiful embossing and is clearly marked with its cost in old money: 2/~ or two shillings.
Junk Journal Pockets Galore
For me, birds and their flight symbolise the original and ultimate mode of making a journey, and the first page is a side pocket with a variety of owls made from Printables available at The Graphics Fairy’s Premium Member site. They are printed onto tracing paper which gives a transparent effect when glued creating depth. Inside of the pocket is the first of many Postcard/Notecard Printables from the Premium Member Site.
This corner pocket and its “library card” pocket are from the Pockets and Envelopes Templates at the Premium Member Site.
In another corner pocket I have tucked a mini-accordion book made from the Steampunk Images kit. I integrated tea bags throughout the signatures and this one is combined with a butterfly, also on tracing paper.
I turned an original letter from the 1950s into a sleeve for more steampunk and tea dyed notecards for journaling – a nod to Travel Diary Junk Journal correspondence.
A secret pop-up pocket is made from a vintage map and a Turkish map fold technique.
A double side pocket is filled with celestial maps from Celestial Images kit and a tiny, removable book with pages made of tea bags.
The other side is a pocket made of a vintage map, circa 1900, filled with more notecards, including one made from a shabby chic butterfly, from the Post Card Butterflies Tutorial Premium Members Site.
Here is the video flip-through of this journal on The Graphics Fairy YouTube channel. We have other great Junk Journal videos there also.
To see more photos and details of this Travel Diary Junk Journal, go to my website, Book and Paper Arts.
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