Victorian shabby chic journal photos

Since I have lots of time during this lockdown I found myself fussy cutting out little Victorian children from a vintage book of Victorian history.  That inspired me to make this shabby chic journal filled with Victorian children, lace, ribbons and crystals.   There are also some Graphic 45 Ladies’ Diary paper and tags inside.  Here are some photos from it.  It is for sale in my etsy store. Victorian journal

 

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It was quite fun to make this journal and I hope you enjoyed looking at the photographs.  You can purchase it in my Etsy store; Victorian journal

Free tutorial; Lace and ribbon organization

Since I am home bound during this pandemic, it is a good time to organize some of my art studio’s supplies.  I got this nice idea and free down load from Kerryanne English at shabby art boutique.  (https://www.shabbyartboutique.com/2020/03/free-printables-shabby-chic-lace-ribbon-holders.html) .  I printed out the cards on card stock and glued another piece of card stock to them.  Then I cut them out.  ribbon boards

Then I got out all my bags of lace and ribbon pieces and wound them around the card and fashioned with a straight pen.  ribbon boards 3

I had a box that I found at Target that was empty on the shelf.  It had held 5 inch ornaments for Christmas.  They gave it to me.  I now have my lace and ribbon cards organized in it.ribbon boards 1ribbon boards 2

This is standing up by my desk and I can easily see what colors and what pieces of lace and ribbon I have available when I am making my journals.

Thank you Kerryanne.

Graphic 45 Midnight Masquerade art or travel journal

I just finished making this stunning art or travel journal yesterday.  It took me about a week to make this journal from an old book.  First I thinned out the pages from the book and then I glued 4 pages together to make a thicker substrate for the gesso and then the metallic paints.  I made tip out pages, envelops and tags, a small secret book from the decorator paper.g45 midnight masquade 1

The cover is a work of art.  I made the wings, clock and key from paper clay and painted them with metallic paints. I added raspberry rhinestones, Swarovski crystals and pearl buttons to the cover.  There is a metal clock on top of the clay clock.  I fussy cut a lady from the Graphic 45 paper and added lots of crystals to her dress.  I sealed everything with varnish and covered the spine of the book with purple decorator tape.  And I dusted the entire cover in diamond dust.g45 midnight masquade

 

It is 7.5 x 5 inches and 3 inches thick.  It closes with white satin ribbons so you can expand it when you put your photos and journaling into it.  I feel like it is the best work I have done so far.g45 midnight masquade 2

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It is currently on sale in my Etsy store 

Somerset Holiday magazine just published my art trading cards article

I am thrilled and honored to share with everyone my first article published by Somerset  Holiday magazine. somerset holiday 2018 mag net I have had individual projects published before by Stampington Magazines but this is the first time I have an article published.somerset holiday 2018 mag article netThank you to Amber the editor who chose my work and helped me with the article.  I am eternally grateful.somerset holiday 2018 mag 2 pg article net