Friday, October 6, 2017

Junk Journal featuring Queen Anne's Lace

Hi everyone, Jennalee here today with a quick junk journal featuring lots of fun Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts. When I saw the Queen Anne's Lace flower laser cuts I instantly knew I wanted to make a junk journal with them. You'll have to forgive me I got so caught up in the creating process I forgot to take step by step pics, but don't worry I'll walk you thru the process. Let's get started!!

The largest of the 3 Queen Anne's Lace flowers is the star of the layered and stitched cover. 

To color the flower paint a layer of Raw Umber. Allow to dry, Spray with a gold shimmer spray. Begin by adding random swipes of gesso using a palette knife to the front cover. Then stitch on a layer of green burlap. 

On top of the burlap layer and stitch scraps of vintage book text. Then glue on small pieces of ephemera. 

Run a decorative stitch down the edge of the cover. Alternately you could stamp a border along the edge. 

For the title page stitch together a collage of vintage book text. Glue onto first page. Emboss Scribble Frame Leaves. Determine the position of the frame on page. Paint a layer of gesso where frame will go to allow for the addition of a title to be added. 

Color the mid-sized Queen Anne's Lace piece the same as the piece used on the cover. 

For all pages of the junk journal tear or cut vintage dictionary pages to size. Add decorative stitching to edges of each dictionary page. Using a palette knife spread a layer of gesso across the text. This allows for a "blank" background for each journal page. Writing or collage can be added as desired. Glue each dictionary page into the journal.  

Emboss Printers Ornament Corners with Salted Wine. Glue to opposite corners. 

Color the smallest Queen Anne's Lace piece same as before. Glue into journal spread. 

To add some interest to the edges and draw people into your journal add some pieces that hang off the edge of the page. 

Emboss Meadow Flowers using Camo Ammo. Glue along bottom edge of the final page of journal. 

Here is a side view of all the chunky goodness peeking out. I absolutely love how the Scribble Frame Leaves hang out over the edge. 

I hope you enjoyed this quick little journal. It was such a joy to make. I love how easy the Gypsy Soul Laser Cuts made this project. Thanks for stopping!! Happy Creating~ Jennalee 


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