One of My Faves!!

by Rachel JazzyCreations

This is a journal I made last year (seems like years ago), and it is one of my absolute favorites because I used one of my favorite kits from Ephemera's Vintage Garden, Miss Lady Fay. I love it because it's pink, has gorgeous flowers, and it's so vibrant.

I used an old book cover, and I painted it and used different sprays on it. Using book covers is great because you're recycling something that may end up in the trash and the book pages that you pull out, you can use for other projects.

I love to sew in my journals. Adding stitching gives it a shabby feel, and with the soft pink colors of the kit, and vintage style of the journal, sewing is perfect. It adds wonderful texture and dimension to the pages. I love to leave the tails long so they can poke out of the book.

I also distressed the page edges with a distress tool. This adds an aged feel as well as enhances the shabby chic look. You can achieve that look with your scissor edge, your fingernail, a distress tool, or your exacto knife.

If you'd like to learn how to "gut" an old book, Debbie-Anne has a great tutorial here.

Thanks for stopping by today! Have an amazing day!!

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Jul 20, 2016
Lady Faye Junk Journal
by: Star Harrington

Rachel you have changed my view of junk journals! Other jj's I've seen are interesting, I admire the art, but I'd never want to use them or make them. Yet you have changed me. Yours are beautiful as well as functional and now you have a forever fan!! 🤗

Jul 02, 2016
One of my favs too!
by: Jennifer

This is one of my favs too! Having 12 Rachel Creations this one of my absolute favorites! I only have one other I love more and that's because it was made for trips my hubby and I take (also made by Rachel). This book is so yummy I love looking through it and have pics tucked inside waiting to be glued in as soon as I'm done collecting, I've used the calendar for dates of events and to remember later. It will be a great hand me down as well for birthdays and family parties :)

Jul 01, 2016
Gorgeous Journal
by: Cheryl

Love love love the roses and doilies. All the colors are so soothing. So Victorian. So beautiful. Thank you for the nice video. Just the right speed and explanations.

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