This journal I call “The Edwardian Ladies” because I tried to find old photos from that era. I have always loved that period of fashion and tried to use white fabrics, lace, silks, and accents. I had to paint the chipboard album white, and that took several coats of paint. The fabric panels were sewn and glued to the chipboard backs. I also added old sheet music, and ephemera. Lots of old antique lace was added throughout the album and also tied in the book rings. Prima roses highlight the front cover.
I made this chipboard tag journal this past week. The chipboard tags I purchased at Michael’s, and then used my Zutter Bind it All to add the binding to the side. I painted each tag and added little circles along the edges with the end of my paint brush.
My pages were then covered with French dictionary pages, old index cards, Red Lead Paperworks collages images (vintage children and various people), K and Co. monograms, Paper Whimsy collage sheet (flower postage stamps), old postage stamps, mother of pearl buttons, label stickers, wooden close pins that I painted to match the pages, sari silk ribbon.
I don’t usually create with colors that are this vibrant, so that was a challenge for me! But, I am happy with the end result.