Today I'm Sharing my very first Junk Journal I have wanted to make one for so long and at long last I got my hands on Eileen Hull Journal Die from Country View Crafts and I was off. I am also sharing this JJ with the A Vintage Journey challenge which is Alterted Art and Mini Album Makers Challenge
The Die is fabulous and making the covers is so addictive, I have cut several now from all sorts of recycled bits they are waiting to be turned into my next projects what ever that may be lol.
However back to this post, I have cut the covers from recycled mount board hubby had disguarded, it was a not very nice shade of brown, I was going to paint over with gesso and colour, but at the last minute I decided to see if I could run the covers through an embossing folder....yes it worked. Next step I painted with paper artsy paint, colour chalk which is a soft cream, sanded this back and I just loved the result so stopped there.
I have also started on the pages using lots of Tim Holtz stamps and coffe dyed papers, I have really enjoyed this new journey and love love trying out new things, playing with stamps and punches and lace all my me happy. As you can see from the thickness of the book I have gone a bit overboard hee hee hee but it is so addictive once you start.
I wanted this to be a vintage Junk Journal as I was using the lace and trims from My Grandmother and Mums sewing boxes I think now though it will also where I try new things and practice my JJ skills and of course use my stamps......a lot.
Hope you have enjoyed looking and I will share more pages as I go along.