My mind is always turning and full of ways to use vintage textiles and papers. I have been making journals for quite some time now, and I want to share some photos of them over the next few months. The first one to show is a dreamy shabby journal that I made for a very sweet, very special friend.
I created all the pages in this journal using a kit full of soft shabby pinks with wonderful bits of different fabrics and laces that my friend sent me for my birthday. I decided to try my hand using a hard cover book I that removed the insides from, and then collaged over the front and back cover.
Here are some of the signatures:
I like to leave the ends of the waxed cord that I use to bind the signatures nice and long so that I can add some pretty beads and charms. I love how they add some glittery interest and little jangle when you are browsing the book.
I love creating pages with dried flowers. When I gather them, I immediately press them between wax paper and put them in a large heavy book. Later you can add them to your pages and then seal the flowers with either clear gesso or Modge Podge.
Thanks for looking, and I'll be back soon with another yummy journal to share.
Take care of each other!
Hugs, Lisa xoxoxoxoxo