Asian Journal for my Daughter

Journal Front with Antique coin closure

Journal Front with Antique Coin Closure

Hi all! My Daughter has been bugging me for some time to make a journal for her. She and I discussed papers and colors and embellishments – none of which ended up in the final product! Sometimes you have to let the muse have her way. No matter what I had originally chosen and piled up ready to create with, the book took on a life of its own. It is cut out of black mat board using the Bigz L Katelyn Lizardi die (my favorite). I then collaged antique Japanese block print paper (hear my daughter gasping at this) along with vintage postage stamps and bits of colored Kanji paper. The closure is an antique Chinese coin (reproductions widely available) that I glued to a flat back shank button. The button shank goes through a hole and a cotter pin secures it inside the front cover. Inside there are various vintage and collaged pages, some with Lynn Perrella stamps on tissue. Have a look and let me know what you think.

Inside front Cover

Inside front Cover

Inside Signature

Inside Signature

Inside Signature

Inside Signature with Lynn Perrella Stamp, Painted

Inside Signature

Inside Signature

Back Cover

Back Cover

Spine

Spine

There are plenty of blank pages too to allow for her own words and drawings. Thanks for visiting!

Heather

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2 Responses to Asian Journal for my Daughter

  1. Autumn says:

    Oh my goodness Heather! I can’t get enough of your Asian style work!!! This is beyond gorgeous and your daughter will love it so much I fear she will never use it! (That’s how I am with favorite journals anyway. LOL) I spent about a decade where I made 50% Asian style art, I was addicted! This makes me want to dive right back in. Thanks so much for sharing with us at Mini Album Makers Challenge. I hope you had a great holiday season. Please forgive my delayed visit. Hugs, Autumn

    • Heather Maxwell says:

      Thanks Autumn! You hit the nail on the head with your comment about not using it. She thinks it’s too pretty to write in! :-O

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