Monday, 29 January 2018

Nature Junk Journal cover

Hello everyone, thanks for dropping in!
 I am sharing a new journal I am working on, a Nature Junk Journal. Today I am just showing you the cover.
I used the wonderful Eileen Hull Journal die to create my cover, cutting the pieces from mount board.

The inside has a mix of watercolour and drawing papers, to hold my handpainted and drawn nature sketches, mixed with junk journal style collage. (More of that in a few days)...
I covered the mount board with gesso, followed by a mix of acrylic paints in Titan Buff, Tintanium White as well as some Raw Umber, all brayered on. The edges were stamped with a couple of background stamps by Seth Apter and Wendy Vecchi.
I created a rough junk style collage with teabag and scrapbook scraps as well as some washi tapes.
I also wanted to add some dried lavendar sprigs, to go with the nature theme, but all the little flower buds fell of in the process of attaching them, so in the end I just left the sprigs and adhered the little flower heads with gel medium, just adding a bit of texture like that instead. At least it smells lovely lol.

A scrap of book paper, some ricepaper scraps and a Tim Holtz word band finish it all off.

So far I have finished one of the inside pages, but I will leave that for another post.

I used the simplest of closures for this journal, just some elastic with a few charms attached, through the middle hole that is part of the die. Well that's it for now. I'll show some of the insde on another day.
Have a good week everyone and thank you for your visit today.


Dorthe said...

I love nature junk Astrid, always on look out, when walking :-)
Your new journal, looks wonderful with the use of tea bags , lavender sprigs, and flowers , looking forward seeing more of the inside, too.
Hugs, Dorthe

froebelsternchen Susi said...

This cover looks terrific Astrid - wow!

Eileen Hull said...

I Love this Astrid and am looking forward to seeing the inside!

Valerie-Jael said...

Absolutely wonderful, love it. Hugs, Valerie

Let's Art Journal said...

Your nature junk journal cover is amazing! I loved hearing how you created it too with the pretty teabag and book scraps 😁. The lavender was a great addition and it must smell delicious! I can't wait to see inside 😁. Wishing you a happy new week! J 😊

Redanne said...

You always use Eileen's Journal die so beautifully Astrid, and this one is no exception! I love that you added a piece of nature to it too, that is such a lovely touch. I look forward to seeing more now! Hugs, Anne xx

Meggymay said...

Its a beautiful cover for your new journal, I look forward to seeing more as time goes by.
Yvonne xx

Tracey@Hotchpotchcreations said...

How beautiful. I can not wait to see the inside Astrid, i'm sure it will be as delightful as the outside with it's additions, charm & delicate stamping... Nature, what more could we possibly need to brighten our days.
Warm hugs & wishes Tracey xx

Sandy said...

Hey Miss Astrid - love the journal and am excited about the idea for the contents - can't wait to see your other posts!!
Sandy xx

Maryann Laursen said...

You´ve done such an awesome job on this cover here, and as usual, it turned out just perfect Astrid. I love the nature look on it, and can´t wait to see, what you´ll be doing on the inside too.
Have a wonderful week ahead now everyone.

Jennie Atkinson said...

So beautifully created Astrid! Such a gorgeous mix of gentle natural colours and of course the rosemary. Can't wait to see the insides. Jennie x

butterfly said...

It's beautiful - full of lovely touches of nature and delicious rugged scraps and layers, and how nice to have the smell of lavender to accompany you when you're working in it! Gorgeous... can't wait to see what happens inside.
Alison x

Sara Barker said...

Lovely journal! I love nature, and can fully appreciate filling this one up with lots of observations! Love those gorgeous grungy details! Hugs!

Jackie P Neal said...

Looking wonderful Astrid! I so love the organic feel to this nature journal,so simple yet full of interest. Thank you for sharing the steps...and my pine branch I brought home from my sons did the same as your lavender!I just used the needles! heehee
Looking forward to more from this!
Jackie xx

Tone K. said...

Really great! :)
I like the natural colors :)

Kate said...

Gorgeous cover! I am really loving the look of this.

Margaret Mifsud said...

Ooohh!! I do love Nature Journals Astrid and this one is gorgeous!!! Really love the soft colour and adore that you added some real lavender .. can just imagine how lovely it must smell! Can't wait to see the inside!! hugs xx

Hazel Agnew said...

I adore this Astrid. Just the right amount of detail on the cover. Inspiring me to try! Xx 😀

Helen Wallace said...

A beautiful and natural journal with the bits of real lavender adding gorgeous texture and aroma. Would be good to have smella screen here! Lovely work,

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