Wednesday, 2 March 2011

Junk Journal

I am hosting a swap over on to make a junk journal. Here is a sneak peak at the cover:
This is made from corrigated card from an old box, over which I have Modge Podged a paper napkin. When dry the cover was then stamped with Stazon ink and a script stamp. The edges were distressed with vintage photo distress ink,followed by a gold ink pad.
For the title I die cut one of Tim Holtz Mini Baroque shapes from white card, glimmer misted it with Wheatfields Tattered Angels glimmer mist. Distressed the edges with Fired Brick and then Vintage Photo distress ink. Stuck on some glittered alphas from my stash.
I layered up the flower from 2 of Tim Holtz Tattered Floral die cuts, cut from old book pages. The lower one was glimmer misted in Olive vine to look like leaves. Then layered with a prima flower which I had gesso'd inked and sprayed with wheatfields. The Gesso makes the flower "plastic like" to add another texture. Then cinnamon stickles were added to petal tips and a Poppy was added to the centre.
I made one of my butterflies, which I seem to be making a lot of lately lol!
White card die cut to butterfly shape, Glimmer misted, edged with fired brick distress ink. Stamped with a background stamp also in fired brick. Then Rock candy distress stickles were added to the wing tips and 1/2 backed pearls for the body. Then the flower and butterfly were layered oto the cover.
For the inside cover I tore back some of the covering to reveal the corrigation inside. Painted this area with mushroom paint dabber. Then sprayed with Ancient Copper Cosmic shimmer spray. When the patterned paper was fixed on I tore an area over the corrigated section to reveal it!
More to follow!....


  1. Beautiful cover Alyson! I'm so happy you are hosting this swap, I have a plastic tote FULL of everything I just couldn't throw away. This is going to give me a chance to dig out the acrylic paints and use some of the techniques I have been watching on ustreams! (journal artisa is a great one!)...can't wait to get started!!

  2. This comment has been removed by the author.

  3. Alyson I love the cover it looks fab

  4. it's looks fab alyson, cannot wait to see more, enjoy...xx

    maria xx