Wayside Wanderer Junk Journal
Hey, everyone! Jane Chipp of Willow Blue Vintage, one of our amazing Junk Journal Design Team Members, created a fabulous Wayside Wanderer 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 Jane tell you all about her lovely project…
At the time of writing this, we’re enjoying beautiful weather here in the UK. Gardens are looking glorious with late summer flowers, hedgerows are laden with blackberries, and the woodlands are full of interesting fungi and ferns. It felt right to celebrate all of this nature with a journal which I’ve called Wayside Wanderer.
I created a very rustic looking journal with a card cover, joined at the spine with rice paper and antique silk. The cover is decorated with an image of a lady with her bicycle from the Instant Ancestors bundle, with the background painted out and encaustic wax added for texture. The cover has some of my favorite prints from the Antique India and Delicate Endpaper bundles. On top of these papers I added some ferns from the Pressed Wild Fern bundle, printed on tissue paper so the background was visible behind them. There’s also a fragment of cross stitch, a linen button and antique silk for the closure.
One of my new discoveries this month was the printable washi tape…why have I not used this before? It’s brilliant; I just printed it on a page size label, cut it into strips and then to use it I just had to peel off the backing. There are so many beautiful, subtle designs that I’ve never been able to find in the commercially available washi tapes.
The journal is constructed from a variety of papers from old books, monoprints of leaves, old postcards, botanically printed papers and, of course, lots of Graphics Fairy prints. I kept to a color palette of sage greens, pale blues, some pale aqua colors and natural buff colors.
I printed some nature identification cards of birds eggs, fungi and ferns from the Camping Trip, Woodland Wonders and Forest Stroll bundles, backed them with card and applied wax to them, giving a lovely aged appearance.
A couple of prints from the Sage Meadow bundle provided a touch of color; I printed them in the blue and green colorways onto rice paper and used small pieces on several pages; this is an easy way to bring cohesion to a journal.
I also used plenty of original ephemera in this journal; pieces of handwritten script, old photos, postcards etc., many of which I collaged with dried flowers and stitch. I also added a few lines of text here and there from an antique prayer book.
WAYSIDE WANDERER JUNK JOURNAL SHOW & TELL VIDEO TOUR
Let’s take a tour of it together:
The bundles that I used were:
- Instant Ancestors
- Camping Trip
- Pressed Wild Ferns
- Birds Nest Ephemera
- A Forest Stroll
- Sage Meadows
- Antique India Patterns
- Delicate Endpapers
I hope this journal has given you some ideas for using these fabulous bundles.
I will be listing this journal for sale on Wednesday 15 September 2021 in my Etsy shop: https://www.etsy.com/uk/shop/WillowBlueVintage
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