Vintage Ring Bound Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Henriette van Mierlo, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Vintage Ring Bound 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 Henriette introduce herself, and tell you all about her lovely project…
Hello everyone, I’m excited to share with you my next junk journal as a design team member for the Graphics Fairy premium membership site.
This junk journal is in a different style, it’s a ring bound journal using two copper colored bookbinding rings. I love to create these kinds of journals, they are easier to make because you don’t have to sew in any signatures, which for me is the most tedious part of junk journal making.
For this journal I used many bundles from the premium membership site, they are all listed below. A lot of the bundles I used are French ephemera themed. I started by making the front and back cover. I used two pieces of cardboard measuring 8×6 inches and covered these with papers I found in different bundles. Then I punched two holes approximately 1 inch from the bottom and the top and ½ inch from the side. I didn’t put the eyelets in just yet because I used the covers as a template for all the other papers in the journal.
The front cover is decorated with a tea dyed fabric doily and old photograph in a frame from a vintage photo album. I also added pieces of lace and a fabric button.
On the inside of the front and back cover I made pockets using an old piece of fabric. The pockets are filled with a vintage photo postcard and a letter dated 1908.
I will describe many of the inside pages below.
The vast majority of the papers I used in this journal are authentic vintage papers I’ve collected from my stash.
Like the first page, the one with the squares. I made a side pocket and place two journaling cards in the pocket. The journaling cards are from the scents & soaps ephemera bundle (see photo above).
On the other side I did the same and added two vintage receipts.
The next page is made from the delicate endpapers bundle. I printed one on thick cardstock, punched the holes by using the front cover as a template and reinforced them with punched out circles. I distressed the edges and added a handmade piece of ephemera made from old sewing pattern paper. It’s a tri fold with journaling space on the inside.
The next page is a French wedding menu 1966. I glued a piece of old lace on the side. You can see this page in the flip through video, see below. Between the papers I like to include old fabric doilies or pieces of old lace. This is a nice addition to this journal, I think. The next pages are from an old French diary, I added a little tuck spot and a German envelope with a beautiful blue color. Inside the envelop is a vintage photo postcard.
Then I used an old accounting book paper. I folded the bottom of the pages to create pockets. Inside are ephemera pieces like a pink receipt and postcard, a glassine bag and a journaling card. This card is from the soap scents ephemera postcard collage.
I usual add a belly band in my junk journals and this time it’s on the pink paper. The belly band is an image from the Provence bundle. Behind is one of my favorite Graphics Fairy images; the sage colored journaling card is from the mini French ephemera bundle. I decorated the card with a piece of old lace and a bulb pin with a vintage button.
The next page is little brown bag with a large tag inside.
Next is a smaller piece of card made from beautiful rose ephemera paper. You can find this in the tutorial section. I added a decorated pocket and inside are little tickets.
Then again some old ledger paper with a folded bottom to create pockets for ephemera and journaling cards.
I printed a large tag I found on the mini ephemera pieces bundle and affix it to the paper with a rusty paperclip.
In this ring bound journal I also included two smaller journal booklets. Inside these mini journals are a variety of papers.
On the blue page I clipped on an oval shaped rose tag and on the other side a soap tag.
Behind the little envelope (this is a printable from the scents and soaps bundle) there is an old photograph.
The next pages are a glassine bag with a vintage postcard and a top loading pocket with an old photo.
I also added a piece of paper from an old embroidery book. Because this paper is so old and fragile I reinforced the side before punching the holes. I glued on pieces of printed fabric.
In this journal are two handmade photo slides. The photos are real vintage photos I have in my stash.
Last I put the entire junk journal together. Placed eyelets in the front and back cover and tied two pieces of old lace on one of the binder rings.
Thank you so much for taking the time to read about my project. It’s great fun to make a ring bound journal. Do try it out some day. There is a full flip through on my YouTube Channel and this journal is available in my Etsy shop.
Scents and soaps ephemera
Mini French ephemera
Favorite French things
Fabulous French ephemera
French ephemera transfers
French newspapers and ephemera
French paperie collection
Cherry blossom lane
Rose ephemera paper
Pink red ephemera
VINTAGE RING BOUND JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
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