A Few Artsy Craftsy Treasures for an Art/Writing Journal ๐Ÿ““ ๐Ÿ“” in the Making


By Sharmini Jayawardena

Hereโ€™s a piece of artsy craftsy work I created out of a junk mail page, ephemera, cloth scraps and some stenciling ๐Ÿ˜

Itโ€™s shabby meets vintage chic, here.

It all started off with my folding the junk mail page into a pocket for a pocket in the
art ๐Ÿ–ผ/writing journal for an artist whoโ€™s also a writer.

I then added a pink silk band to sit out of the pocket waiting for something to be nestled inside there in its fairy ๐Ÿงšโ€โ™€๏ธ like space. Like so.

I decided to place a dainty little note book inside the pocket.

I created this note book with all sorts of ephemera recreated into magical ๐Ÿง™โ€โ™‚๏ธ pages of tissue, writing โœ๏ธ paper, computer ๐Ÿ‘ฉโ€๐Ÿ’ป paper ๐Ÿ“ and brown paper.

I stitched ๐Ÿงต it all together into a cover made of thin board covered in ephemera and embellished with a strip of the same pink silk stitched around and pasted on to the front cover as another pocket. I added a piece of ephemera printed with cherry ๐Ÿ’ blossoms ๐ŸŒธ, on to it.

Then, I made a tag for the front cover. I also added a back pocket to the pocket I created with the junk mail page, stenciling on both.

I placed the tag ๐Ÿท in the cover of the note book I just created. I placed a journaling spot inside the back pocket of the pocket I created with the junk mail page.

This is how it looks. So cute and too close to my heart ๐Ÿ’—, I donโ€™t want to part with them ๐Ÿ˜Š.

So, this is the process for my latest creations. I may add some finishing touches to them if I feel like it. If I do, I will share a pic later.

I dotted the flower ๐ŸŒธ and added a leaf ๐Ÿ‚ going down from the stem ๐Ÿคฉ.

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