A Few Artsy Craftsy Treasures for an Art/Writing Journal 📓 📔 in the Making


By Sharmini Jayawardena

Here’s a piece of artsy craftsy work I created out of a junk mail page, ephemera, cloth scraps and some stenciling 😍

It’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 🖼/writing journal for an artist who’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 🧚‍♀️ 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 🧙‍♂️ pages of tissue, writing ✍️ paper, computer 👩‍💻 paper 📝 and brown paper.

I stitched 🧵 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 🍒 blossoms 🌸, 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 🏷 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 💗, I don’t want to part with them 😊.

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 🌸 and added a leaf 🍂 going down from the stem 🤩.

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