Vintage Traveler’s Celebration Junk Journal
Hey everyone. Beth Wallen, one of our amazing NEW Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Vintage Traveler’s Celebration 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. Although we are still in the thick of the Christmas season, I am starting to think about New Year’s goals and plans for 2020! With that in mind, this journal includes things that remind me of New Year celebrations: lots of sparkle, food and music! For this project, I have designed a travelers notebook junk journal mixing the Graphics Fairy printable images, papers and ephemera from several of the bundles on the premium membership site with real vintage items and beautiful trims to create this look.
The journal cover is a printable from the Vintage Wallpaper Samples bundle with the inside cover, spine and corner pieces from the End Papers bundle. I have printed all of the cover pieces on 65 pound white cardstock and adhered the spine and corners with FabriTac glue to ensure that the cover did not warp. The cover look is finished with antique gold Rub n’ Buff added to the edges, some bronze book corners and a sparkly satin ribbon closure. This is standard travelers notebook sized and can be used as an insert or as a stand-alone journal.
Although the cover is a floral pattern, I felt like it needed “something” so I have added a contrasting spine and corner pieces with metal book corners. These are simple enhancements which have added impact and interest to the cover particularly with the addition of the gold Rub n’ Buff.
To add some extra space in the journal, I have made a floating pocket from a policy envelope. To make this, I first coffee dyed the envelope and then simply collaged a piece of coffee dyed paper that fit the width of the envelope. I then adhered this paper to the envelope and added a tag. This creates two tuck spots; one in the front pocket and one in the envelope itself. Since this pocket is
only clipped into the journal, it can be moved around to add extra space where needed.
For these tuck spots, I have used the inside of a vintage envelope and wrapped it around the page. The inside of this envelope has a wonderful pattern and using the envelope inside out has added interest to the page. So check the inside of your envelopes! Many have a unique look that you can use to add impact to your project.
With so many wonderful images on the premium membership site, this journal came together quickly. Thanks for having a look at my New Year’s inspired vintage travelers notebook junk journal! I hope you have found some inspiration and I’ll see you next month with another project!
Some of the TGF Premium Bundles used in this project, from The Graphics Fairy Premium Membership Site:
Delicate end papers
Vintage Wallpaper Samples
Coffee and Cream
To see a video tour of my Design Team Junk Journal project, please watch below:
Vintage Traveler’s Celebration Junk Journal SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
You can find me on my You Tube channel where I showcase my journals, on Instragram to see sneak peaks of upcoming projects and in my Etsy shop where I sell my creations:
You Tube: Beths Journal Boutique
Instagram: Beths Journal Boutique
Etsy: Journal Boutique
Heather Dreith says
Such a beautiful journal Beth! Thanks for sharing.
Karen Watson says
We’re so glad you enjoyed Beth’s Journal!