Saturday 1 June 2019

Mini Album Makers ~ June Challenge

Welcome to June everyone and the start of a new
blog challenge over at Mini Album Makers.

This month is sponsored by Character Construction who
generously awards a $25 Gift Certificate to our June winner.

There's also a chance to be invited as
a Guest Designer @ Mini Album Maker's.
Why not share your Album creations over HERE
and check out what the DT have created this June.

This month i'm sharing the beginnings of my Junk Journal.

This came about when given a book full of
etchings and Victorian tongue in cheek humour.

With no major plan, I decided to alter the book using
it's own pages and just let it evolve over time..

Decorating the front cover with stamperia stencils and a segment 
of moulded air dried clay, an art doll face along with gypsy soul 
cogs and wings laser cuts add those extra embellishments.

I just lost myself in the painting.. 

When altering books I never start at the beginning always somewhere 
in between tearing pages to create hinges to staple, glue or tie on 
what ever you chose to attach. Washi tape is fabulous for reinforcing 
and makes designs personal and unique.

Spraying and staining with tea and/or coffee really ages pages.
Simply folding and tearing pages can create pockets that can
hold so many pieces of your saved junk or ephemera.

Just look how much these folded book page pockets hold...

By sewing together book page edges we can create
alternative openings by re-cutting and remodelling them.
This page I added eyelets, fastened with lacy ribbon.

Captions like these are far too funny to cover up!

Punching hole's top and bottom of the cover tied elastic acts 
as a closure keeping all those bits and bobs secure inside.

I can not resist tinkering and altering whenever I 
open it and by no means is it finished. Like with most 
Junk Journals I don't think it ever will be... 

I'm sure I'll be sharing more of it's pages soon...

Thank you for sharing part of your day with me.
I look forward to seeing what you've all been up.

Take  Good Care everyone.
Creative Hugs
Tracey xx

I'm sharing this months creativity with:
SanDee & amelie's Steampunk June Challenge
ArtGrupa Atc ~ Junk Journal 2019


Valerie-Jael said...

Wow Tracey, this is fabulous. Love all the beautiful additions and alterations, just brilliant! It must have taken you ages. Have a great weekend, hope you are keeping well, hugs, Valerie

Cara said...

Wow, this looks such fun. Love to see other pages as you do them.

Anne said...

Fantastic Tracey - thank you for sharing and giving us all ideas!

Words and Pictures said...

What an incredible creation, Tracey - your steampunk woman embedded in the cover is a triumph! And I love the altered pages inside - stitched together, torn apart, laced up, with pockets added... so inventive and packed with delicious details. Fantastic!
Alison x

Nancy Wethington said...

Tracey, this is amazing! Love the cover you built and the inside with all the bits is exciting to peruse.

Meggymay said...

Wow Tracey this is an awesome cover and Junk Journal. The steampunk style woman looks fabulous. It must have taken you hours of work so far. I can understand you saying that you will go back to it in future, we all like to have a crafty play.
Have a good weekend.
Yvonne xx

Bleubeard and Elizabeth said...

I am in AWE. What a fabulous way to alter a book you want to save. I adore it. Like you, I also never start at the beginning of a book, but since you are actually using the book as part of the altered journal itself, I can see how advantageous it would be. Again, this is OUT OF THIS WORLD, dear Tracey. I can see why you are a DT member.

froebelsternchen said...

OMG - Tracy I am running out of words here - this is genius!

Happy June !
Susi xxx

Darnell said...

As always, your process just intrigues me so much, Tracey! Watching your altered book evolve is awe-inspiring and amazing! YOU are amazing!! Hugs, Darnell

Astrid Maclean said...

It's been a long time since I last visited, but I enjoyed my visit today!This album looks amazing with all it's clever details, oozing with textures and some super ideas!! Happy Sunday!

Redanne said...

Tracey, I am in complete awe!! Your junk journal is incredible, from the gorgeous corset on the cover to the 'corset pages' inside, this whole journal is a complete triumph. I love how incorporated elements of the original book in the design too and I really love the pockets you made with the torn pages. I really cannot say enough about this gorgeous creation! Hugs, Anne xx

Mac Mable said...

I so enjoyed reading your post and how you are progressing this fabulous and unique junk journal. Lots of fun pages, folds and textures with unique and amazing elements x Stunning inspiration, thank you x.

Sue said...

Wow Tracey, as always this is amazing. The pages are wonderful, so much to see, and that cover- just stunning! Have a very happy and creative week, Sue xx

Let's Art Journal said...

Wow, what an amazing album! All the detail that you created is stunning, I love your front cover and all the pockets and tags that you made - beautiful 😁. So much wonderful inspiration, thank you! Wishing you a wonderful new week! Happy and creative wishes! Jo x

Dorthe said...

Oh have to say WOW, too- dear Tracey,- this is absolutely so very fantastic, - as much as you know I love the cover girl- I sooo love the inside pages, too - also love how you start inside tearing and using here and there, making pockets and tags. Masterly done dear friend-
I wish you a lovely rest of the week- and send you hugs and hugs . Dorthe, xxx

Roosterhead Designs said...

A.Maz.Zing! Beautiful vintage work Tracey! And in your own book as well. I have never done a 'junk' journal, but your unique beauty here is so full of creative textures and layers - it is very inspiring! Great corset stitching and pockets full of ephemera! Thanks so much for sharing Tracy~ Hugs to you, karen o

Jennie Atkinson said...

Wow Tracey - jaw definately on the floor for this one! The cover is just amazing - so creative to bring all those elements together. And then the inside .......... wow!! just stunning. I absolutely love it x

Maura said...

Tracey, what a fabulous steampunk project! I love your dimensional corseted woman on the cover, and how you've carried the corset theme throughout your awesome book, so FUN!! Thanks for sharing your amazing project with us at Sandee and Amelie's Steampunk Challenges! Hugs, Maura

experiments in paper said...

Awesome project - I love all the details, and the humor, lol! Look forward to seeing more of your projects!

Licho_Nie_Spi said...

Every next photo amazed me more and more... It's so gorgeous! So fabulous album! I love it!
Thanks for sharing your amazing work with us at SanDee&amelie's Steampunk Challenge!

Claudia N. said...

Love love love how you have put it all together in this amazing make, Tracey! What a treat to read and look at! And so inspiring! TFS!

Claudia xx