Friday, 28 July 2017

Steampunk Junk Journal

old Readers'Digest book for the cover
some of the kit materials
With my artist's hat on I am in the middle of creating a junk journal from thatsjustpenny, a digikit site which has some really well integrated themed kits.

 I am very excited to be on the Design Team, showing how the kits can be used.

the cover is removed, retaining the
end papers, and cut in half
I am working on the  STEAMPUNK MUSIC OF TIME ZINE JOURNAL DIGI KIT, with some elements added from a forthcoming VINTAGE STEAMPUNK DIGI KIT, and some copyright free DOVER Publications images and my own poetry and art work. My aim for a long time has been to combine words and images in a coherent way and this journal will have lots of room for input.

There are a few photographs in this post , but to see the journal as it is constructed from first to last go to my YouTube channel for step by step instructions. There are 4 videos so far, with more to come:
Junk Journal using the Steampunk Music of Time digikit, using a re-purposed book.

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One of the digikit papers used as the endpaper

The front and back covers will have the TIME collage, as you can see in the photograph.
I am planning to show how the pages can be put together, using collage combined with elements like tags and labels
painted pages with the first collage piece attached

Although the journal consists of dingle pages they are orked on as double page spreads. the collage overlaps help to reinforce the spine where the holes will be punched for the binding.

envelope and journalling tag to attach to a journal page

a folded zine

The kit includes envelope templates which can be applied to the pages and can hold tags or labels.

There are single page zine templates which can be folded into little books which willbe inserted in tucks and envelopes. This means that the journal can be filled with whatever you wanted to insert.

I am thinking of poetry, quotes, sketchesm decorative labels and assorted tags.