Like many of you, I love the idea of creating a vintage journal that is unique and tailored from my own ideas of a beautiful piece of work. My idea was that I wanted a place where I could keep finds that I came across at antique shops and used book sales.
I decided I would use some recently purchased craft papers, but mostly I would use authentic pieces like vintage photos and letters rather than a copy. If you have treasures, why not use them?
I made the cover using several sheets of cardstock and then dyed with reds and browns to give it a leather-like look. I then glued a grunge board flourish and painted it brown, also giving it a copper-edged finish. I tea-dyed my pages using 5 pages for one signature. I sewed in 3 signatures using a cross stitch method. It was a real pain, and I'm not sure I'd do it again, but it did come out nice.
Here's my Youtube video:
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