Sunday, February 5, 2017

Jane Austen Journal

Hello there!

I have a chunky, "girly-to-the-max" journal to share with you.

This vintage journal measures 6" x 9" and is 2" to 3" thick when its "cinched" down with its ribbon-tie closure. This chunky journal weighs more than a pound, has more than 120 pages (counting both sides) and plenty of pockets, tags, envelopes, ephemera, "tuck spots" and loads of journaling space.  I've also tucked in many quotes from Miss Austen's books, so it's very romantic!

Many of the pages are coffee-dyed and/or are sprayed with Glimmer Mist and or Lindy's starburst sprays. I used lace, tulle, ribbon, tiny ribbon flowers, eyelash fibers, paper clips, glassine bags, specialty matt photo paper, parchment paper, card stock, ledger paper, grid paper, tracing paper, etc., to create the pages and elements.
The cover is machine stitched around the edges and is reinforced at the inside spine with a large piece of Tyvek. The cover (including the clip art of the woman) is coated with Ranger Multi Matte Medium. There are two signatures in the hand-sewn binding and the outside of the spine is covered with white “duct tape” (for additional strength) and then covered with two beautiful strips of white muslin flowers.

*Please click on the images to enlarge them*

SOLD  It was a lot of fun to create and it is for sale, so if you're interested, please email me here.  $85, plus shipping.  It would make a perfect Valentine's gift for yourself or someone you love.  :)
I've used digital printable kits and images from several Etsy sites so I will share the links to them below.

Dreamzetc here.

TsunamiRose here.

ARTYmaze here. 

Ephemera's Garden here.

Popstock here.

Thanks for stopping by to take a look at what I've been up to.  :)

⊰⊹✿ Marilou ✿⊹⊱


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