It is a wonderful moment;
when you first realize a path
you started down has taken you
somewhere you never expected to be,
and you end up more contented
with your efforts spent
because the journey getting there
was so much fun!
My faux plastic dust jacket is inspired by a Travel Journal made by Richele Christensen back in 2013 (see it here). I've loved this distress paint-ed plastic technique from the moment I first saw it.
Destination: 50°, 114°
Time: still in progress
Yield: 1 – re-“configurations”-ed worn cover
- Ink – Alcohol Mushroom, Slate; Archival Jet Black, Red Geranium, Distress Hickory Smoke, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass, Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain
- Other – Blending Solution, Glossy Accents, Matte Glue n’ Seal (it is holding everything together), Mixative-Snow Cap
- Paint - Dina Wakley Medium Umber; Distress Barn Door, Old Paper, Tumbled Glass
- Spray Stain – Distress Old Paper, Tumbled Glass, Walnut Stain
- Stain – Distress Hickory Smoke, Weathered Wood, Walnut Stain
- Mini Configuration Book, Worn Cover (diary)
- Cardstock – Black, Paper Stash Correspondence; Pocket Pieces; Textured Surfaces (cork)
- Hardware – #7 (scrapyard find), Adornments (Arrow), Binder Ring, Compass Coin, Corked Vials, Game Spinner, Jumbo Eyelets, Long Fasteners, Mini Numerals, Nail Head Trinkets, Philosophy Tag, Remnant Rubs (Botanical, Life Quotes, Special Delivery, Words), Swivel Clasp, T-Pins, Time Pieces, Type Token, Wishbones (jar)
- Other – Adhesive Sheets, Big Chat, Designer Tape (Passport), Foam Board, Index Labels, Shrink Plastic, Small Talk, Tissue Tape (Elements, Laboratorie, Sketchbook, Traveler), Wonder Tape (1/8)
- Ribbon – Jute String
- Dies – Handwritten Journey, Tag Collection, Tiny Tabs & Tags, Torn Notebook
- Embossing Folder - Compass
- Stamps – Documented, Simple Sayings
I am honoured to be back again (again, again) as a Guest Guide for A Vintage Journey. July is vacation month for us (as much of it a as possible) and is the one month I'm never sure I will have a chance to make Tim's tag (and if that's the biggest problem I have...life is pretty good!). Our summer Destination is the wilderness; time away from everything, mountain air, a tent, and lots of food cooked over a fire. I don't often take picture of where we are or what we are doing - much too "in the moment" to step back and capture it - but we do collect little mementos and I decided I would make something to hold these 'treasures'.
I knew was going to make a mini configurations book, so I purchased one back in May. In June I started to collect (on my desk) all the pieces I thought I might like to use for this project. One of the earliest things I had selected was the Compass texture fade, a perfect symbol for travel, adventure and guided exploration; it was also the first thing I eliminated when I was unwrapping the plastic from the mini configurations book - the size was all wrong and it didn't seem to fit anywhere...but I couldn't let it go. So, I put it down, and picked it up, and put it down, and picked it up and put it down, and...