The calendar says it’s October 8 and while it feels more like August 8 outside, the leaves have indeed begun to turn and float softly to the ground. My Summer Twilight journal was quickly coming to an end, so I knew it was time to start working on a new fall journal.
I used an altered book for my Summer Twilight journal and I really enjoyed the process. Watch me flip through the finished journal here:
However, for my October journal, I decided to create a more traditional journal using a cover I made last year. I painted an old book cover and applied a crackle medium to age it. I also added some vintage lace and an old rusty medallion to create a pocket. Inside of the pocket, I tucked some vintage lace bobbins my mom stumbled across at the antique store. It is so very autumnal!
Since it was my first design team project for The Graphics Fairy, I incorporated several autumnal florals and fall-themed images from their free and members-only site. Take a closer look at the finished journal here:
While searching for fall-like images, I came across a vintage sketch of a circle of fall leaves. It wa so nostalgic, not because I knew the artist or the time period, but because it reminded me so much of a book I read as a girl, called The Very Hungry Caterpillar.
The technique used to draw the leaves mimic, to my amateur eyes, the technique used in the illustrations within this book. I immediately knew it must be incorporated into my journal and of course, offered as part of an October Free Vintage Friday image.
The image measures close to 8.5 x 11″, so it can be used in a journal sized down or on your wall at its original size as part of a fall-themed decor. To download the high resolution image, simply click the button below and right-click to save to your device
Till next time,