Victorian Ancestors Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Amanda Charlesworth of Scrimping Mommy, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Victorian Ancestors 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 Amanda tell you all about her incredible project…
Photos of real people from the past can produce a great theme for a journal. I have wanted to create such a journal for a long while but wasn’t sure where to start gathering all the images I would need. I have now been able to source all I needed easily on the Graphics Fairy premium site. There are so many photos to choose from and images already digitally created to help you create a journal with the same theme. I called mine ‘Victorian Ancestors’. My journal is created using two large envelopes as the base. It has two signatures with 80 pages in total, and three substantial interactive flip page components.
I wanted the journal to have lots of pockets and flips and have the owner taking joy from finding them all and looking through what was placed in each pocket.
The signatures for journaling are a collection of printed, texture, tea dyed and real vintage papers. I especial love the true vintage music paper and the genuine piano roll I used as pages. The cover is created from craft card, double layered and attached to a soft fabric spine. The front is collaged with images all found on the site arranged simply to reflect the theme of the journal at a
glance. Once inside the journal we have a fantastic interactive flip page. Using envelopes and a pocket page flip I came up with I was able to display lots of photos, images and ephemera all taken from the site simply printed and cut out then displayed like a photo album of a time gone by.
Between the interactive pages I sewed in two signatures filled with blank journaling pages, saving the decoration for the flip pages. This meant there is still lots of space to journal making the book highly decorative yet functional.
Each flip page has a top pocket and two of these contain mixed media tags I created, again all using images from the site.
I created fun journaling cards which I added to tucks or tuned into pockets
VICTORIAN ANCESTORS JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
Digi people photos 2 Digi People Photos 2
Black and cream ephemera Black & Cream Ephemera
The typesetter The Typesetter
Digi people photos 1 Digi People Photos
Instant ancestors Instant Ancestors
I hope you enjoyed the journal and will take a look at the images and bundles I used on the Graphics fairy website.
Happy creating xx
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