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Faux leather junk journal by LORI WOODS

Faux leather junk journal by LORI WOODS

Hello Mad Scrappers!
As soon as I saw the leather texture paper from Prima I knew it would make a great faux leather cover for my next junk journal. I started by folding the sheet in half and cut a piece of 6 x 12 card into two cover sections and a spine. I glued these pieces into the leather paper using Finnabair Soft matte gel and stitched around the edges to finish the faux leather effect.
With a damask stencil and Finnabair 3D matte gel, I created some dimension on the cover. I added an Ideology metal ornate embellishment onto each corner and used Carmine and Ochre watered down Finnabair liquid acrylics to give the leather some depth of colour, finished with a touch of gold metallic wax to create an antiqued look. As a final touch, I created a focal point using a small frame mould and Dusty Attic vintage tag chipboard and glued this into place on top of a length of lace to create a closure for the journal. 
To create the basic signatures for inside the junk journal I used the gorgeous Vintage Remnants papers from 49 and Market along with an assortment of old book pages and music sheets. These papers have a great thickness to provide support for the lighter weight papers in the signatures. I stitched the pages of the signatures together and used jute string to attach these to the cover. 
I hope this simple junk journal gives you some ideas of what you can create with this versatile faux leather paper.
Additional supplies: Jute string, eyelets, charm
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