I’ve been super busy wrapping up big projects in the shop and preparing for meetings so I haven’t had as much creative time for my own projects this week. Yesterday I did finally work on an art journal for the shop that turned out even better than I had hoped.
I should have started by saying that Dear Jane came and left Tuesday in a whirlwind of glitter and paint and fairy images. In her wake was left a pile of paper of sweet vintage images she printed for me. I am fairly certain she did not intend for me to use them all on one project.
I created the base for this book by sewing lot’s and lot’s of layers of paper together. Next came patterned papers and cardstock and all the pretty images from Jane.
There’s a stitched lace ruffle topped off with a shabby chic white rose and fiber trim accent. I love this striped ribbon : )
I left the inside pages pretty neutral to allow for more from pictures, mementos and journaling. These patterns are from Webster’s Pages and My Mind’s Eye.
Turns out to be a great way use up the larger bits from the scrap and salvage box. I was able to create this journal without cutting into any new sheets of paper. Hooray for me!!! Crate and Webster’s Pages combined to make these pages. I used my new favorite Tim Holtz product to finish off the edges of my pages. Picket Fence Distress Stain has changed my life forever.
Because this book is bound on rings…there’s plenty of room for larger embellishments and mementos. This print is from Pink Paislee.
Oh how I love these sewn pages!!!!! Look how thick and chunky they are. After sewing the layers these pages are super sturdy. It also gives the journal a nice weight.
They look great now….but over time the edges will fray apart even more and create a really awesome texture. I love projects that have a very hand crafted appeal.