Hi Audrey here once again with another journal.
This one is made from scratch, using mostly 49 and Market’s ARToptions Plum Grove Collection. The cover is from an old book, the book measured approximately 21cm long but I cut the width to 11cm which is slightly wider than the largest of the bookplates in the Curators Essential – Bookplates, folded.
The signatures inside, there are five in this journal, but once it was finished I think three would have been enough as by the time I’d decorated the inside it was chock’o’block. They are made with a combination of beautiful 6×8 Plum Grove papers, Curators Essential – Bookplates, ARToptions Plum Grove – File Essentials, ARToptions Plum Grove – Ephemera Bits, blank pages, and even large paper doilies. (There are some very good tutorials on YouTube on how to make journals, covers, and inside signatures). Once I’d made the inside pages, I sewed the signatures to the book’s spine and covered the stiches on the spine of the book with Curators Essential Fabric Tape Set – All Black. I used extra glue for longevity. The inside covers are lined with ARToptions Plum Grove – Flourish paper from the 12×12 Collection Pack.
I then went through the journal page by page and added laser cuts and elements along with lots and lots of rub-ons and washi tape. I used a variety of Rub on transfers from the huge collection of transfers in 49 and Markets range throughout this Journal. Including the ARToption Plum grove 8×6 and 12×12 Rub-Ons, along with the NEW Essential Textblends Rub-On Transfers These really made the extra plain paper I added for journaling so much prettier. I’ve cut some pages to fit and ripped others.
The journal was made with the style of a junk journal in mind.
I added a large eyelet to the front and back cover so I could thread some Lacey Trim through them as my closure. I used two strips of medium thickness trim, in cream and the thinner one in the pack, and sewed them together down the centre to make the strip of lace. I glued a large ARToptions Plum Grove laser cut to the front, a tiny bookplate also from the laser cuts, and the word ‘journal’ to the top, front of the journal.
I glued a collection of beautiful Wildflowers Paper Flowers – in Plum and the Florets Paper Flowers – in Soft Lilac to the lace, making sure the lace could still move through the back eyelet if the journal needed more width.
49 and Market products:
ARToptions Plum Grove – 12×12 Collection Paper Pack
ARToptions Plum Grove – 6×8 Collection Paper Pack
ARToptions Plum Grove – Laser Cut Elements
ARToptions Plum Grove – Laser Cut Wildflowers
ARToptions Plum Grove – Ephemera Bits
ARToptions Plum Grove – File Essentials
ARToptions Plum Grove – 12×12 Color Wash Rub-on Transfer Sheet
Ticket Essentials – Sunbeam
Ticket Essentials – Salsa
Ticket Essentials – Plum
Ticket Essentials – Eggplant
Ticket Essentials – Sage
Ticket Essentials – Hickory
Essential Textblends Rub-On Transfers – Plum
Essential Textblends Rub-On Transfers – Eggplant
Essential Textblends Rub-On Transfers – Citrus
Essential Textblends Rub-On Transfers – Hickory
Essential Textblends Rub-On Transfers – Sage
Essential Butterflies 01 Rub-On Transfers
Vintage Bits Essential Filmstrips – Plum
Vintage Bits Lace Washi Set – Hickory
Curators Essential – Bookplates
Curators Essential Fabric Tape Set – All Black
Curators Essential – Curators – Washi Tape Stitch Set
Curators Essential- Metal Index Clip – Antique Brass
Lacey Trim – Cream
Jute Cording – 5 Ply
Wildflowers Paper Flowers – Plum
Florets Paper Flowers – Soft Lilac