Friday 25 November 2016

Junk Journal

I have finally managed to decorate the front cover of my junk journal created at IndigoBlu at a workshop with Louise Withers.
I opted for a vintage feel to the cover of my journal using a vintage image found on one of my many trips out vintage shopping.
I added a touch of stencilling and added a circle of rusty tin wire around my focal image to act as a spotlight.
The covers are created from recycled cardboard which I have aged with IndigoBlu Hot Cocoa paint.
I added a touch of tissue tape to my design along with a vintage pen nib, rusty heart and button.
I machine stitched some hessian fabric to the binding to add a touch more texture to my design.

Thanks so much for stopping by.

Tracy xxx


brenda said...

Loving all the textures Tracy and very effective how you have highlighted the image with the twine.

B x

Redanne said...

This is so beautiful Tracy, wonderful textures and a fantastic design! Hugs, Anne xx

Lou said...


Jenny Marples said...

That is delicious!!! I'm amazed how you've transformed it since the class and now can't wait to see what you do with the insides. Thank you so much for sharing xx

Juliz Design Post said...

Beautiful cover Tracy. Love how you have captured this photo within your design, I feel she has a lot of stories to tell. The rustic vintage feel is gorgeous.
Julie x

Ellie Knol said...

gorgeous cover... beautiful vintage..

Lisa said...

Oh wow, Tracy, this is absolutely stunning!! The texture is amazing!! I love all of the beautiful details you added!! It's so fabulous!! Have a great weekend!! Big hugs :)

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Corrie Herriman said...

Stunning !
Corrie x

Pamellia said...

Wow, this is incredible Tracy!! There are so many wonderful elements here, I keep seeing something new every time I look! So much texture and such wonderful patterns. Loving the use of the natural fibres, I would love to touch this one, I know it would be even more amazing in person!! Sorry I've been so scarce lately, November has been a bit challenging but I'm slowly getting back into it now. sending hugs :)

Deb said...

That is fabulous Tracy, amazing textures and details! Deb xo

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Words and Pictures said...

Oh, oh, oh... need I say more?!
Alison x