Sunday, July 29, 2018
Handmade Travel-Themed Album and Junk Journal
I haven't shared any finished quilts lately because I have been totally obsessed with making junk journals. Making these journals is a lot like making quilts -- only with paper and glue, rather than fabric and thread.
I'd never even heard of them a couple months ago. And since then I've made several: two bee and bee hive themed; two Alice in Wonderland themed; two vintage sewing themed; two mini junk journals (one bee themed and one butterfly themed) and one travel themed. Whew!
I'm sharing the travel album and journal in this blog post as part of a Frilly and Funkie "planes, trains, and automobiles" challenge mentioned in this blog post.
Here are photos of this fun project (which will be a birthday gift for a friend who will be traveling to Israel later this year).
This album / journal is made from 3-1/2 X 8 inch tags that I cut with my Brother Scan n Cut. The front cover is decorated with travel-related images.
Inside the front cover is a pocket where I've added some tags. But when this is put to use by the recipient, I expect that she will use this pocket to store ephemera from her trip. The tag sticker at the bottom is for her to perhaps add a description of her trip -- such as the dates of her trip and the main places she visited. On the right side is another chipboard tag that will be perfect for adding a favorite photo from the trip.
When the tag (page) is turned, there is a double pocket for more memorabilia from the trip. And on the right side, is a 10-page signature of tea-dyed papers, providing 40 pages for journaling about the trip.
Behind the mini-journal, is a large tag with room for photos.
The large tag flips up to reveal more space for photos.
And one more flip-up to remind us that travel is a good thing.
I hope my friend likes her travel album/journal to memorialize her fun trip later this year.
Labels: Junk Journals