The journal is coming along, but there is still a lot to be done. Slow going but fun. The first signature is almost done. There will be two signatures in this journal. One of the journal pages photographed is made with the most beautiful wallpaper. I purchased several rolls of this paper on ebay - it is made in England and is just stunning. I will be using more of it in this journal. Sorry for the shadows on the photos - it is a really rainy day and the lighting is not the best.
Sunday, August 23, 2020
Working on the Junk Journal
I have been working on my junk journal this weekend and created a few more pages and some pockets. I stenciled several of the pages using Vintage Photo and Weathered Wood Distress Inks and collaged another page. I sewed on one of the pockets - I need a lot more practice to be able to sew straight. The journal page with the Eiffel Tower image was made with a napkin. It is taking me awhile but I am having fun working on this project.
Saturday, August 15, 2020
Making A Junk Journal
I have always wanted to make a junk journal but was a little intimidated by the process. Lately I have been watching a lot of talented ladies on YouTube making junk journals and they are really inspiring. I decided to jump in and try making a journal. I started it a few weeks ago. I made the cover and back out of an old piece of embroidered linen that has been in my closet for ages. I had to put some lace on the back because the embroidered design did not reach all the way around. The inside of the journal is lined with a piece of wallpaper from a sample book. I love the design. That was the least intimidating part of this process so far. What to put in the journal and how to decorate pages is a little bit challenging. Listening to the fabulous artists who make these journals on YouTube, I am learning there is no right or wrong way to make a journal - the key is to just do it. Don't overthink it. That's what trips me up. I tend to overthink things. I hope I can get out of my own way and go nuts with the glue stick collaging things. I did manage to make one collage page and that is as far as I have gotten with the project.
Sunday, June 14, 2020
Friday, June 5, 2020
CharmingI have been spending time making charms lately. They are so easy to make. I use charm blanks, pop in different crafty materials and top them with either an epoxy or glass cabochon. I purchased the charms and cabochons on Amazon.
|These charms were made with stickers (strawberry, cupcake and heart), napkins (two larger florals and star), and nail stickers (butterfly, small flower and red and green candy)|
|These are my favorite. The top row was made with stickers. The cloud and rainbow almost look 3D in person. Really cool. The bottom row was made with rub-ons. These are Easter rub-ons I have had for a long time. Super cute!|
|These were made with scrapbook paper|
|This is a card I made with a napkin from the Target dollar spot. I love how soft and pretty that floral napkin is.|
|This is another tag I made using a paper napkin as a background.|