Wednesday, April 1, 2015

My Junk Journal

So here we are, going in to April, it's the start of Spring, the second of my favourite seasons, Autumn being the first and my favourite.
I wanted to try something different for my design team project for Rhedds Creative Spirit this month,but it didn't actually go the way I wanted it to so I ended up making a junk journal instead.

 I got a standard sized hard backed book....which I gessoed then covered in scrim, crinkling it up a bit as I glued it down.

Once completely dry I added texture with a mask and texture paste and then sprayed it with Artiste Spritzing Inks.
Once completely dry I used bronze gilding wax on some areas of the cover.

I lined the inside of the book cover then I gathered a selection of papers and envelopes etc to make  5 signatures for the inside.
These were all tied in with string,which I fastened off on the spine of the book.

I used  ribbon, torn cloth and some card to make tabs for some of the pages.

To completely finish my Junk Journal I tied some torn cloth and trinkets to the string.

I'm quite proud of my very first Junk Journal, it is now being well used, and I do intend making more.

Do pop over to Rhedd's Creative Spirit for our Altered Art Challenge.


Carol said...

LOVE your junk book - I had to goggle scrim as it's a new term for me - love all the texture and now you will have lots of fun filling the pages and wallets xxx

Sammy said...

This is just gorgeous Sandie! Loooove the texture, and the colours are so lovely. x

Rupa S said...

I just so LOVE this journal Sandie. Love the cover, the colored tags peeking out and the lovely spine with the torn cloth and the trinkets. WOWSER! Big hugs.

Crafting Vicky said...

WOw that is so clever!!!! love this and will have to try this out!!!

Julie Short said...

Sandie I love how the scrim picked up the colour and added to the texture! Then to add in the junk journalling sections is so good!
Love! Have a peaceful and safe Easter!

Elaine aka Ellapu said...

I too will have to look up the product of scrim. Love how this has turned out and I bet it involved alot of time and patience - well worth every bit of effort hunnie - I too am pleased to be on your team xx

Sam Lewis said...

Oh my goodness! An older post, but I just had to leave a comment! This is just gorgeous! I love the colour and the texture of the covers and the binding down the spine looks divine!

I also love the little peep at the pages too xxSAMxx

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