Monday, August 8, 2011

Antique Frame Journal

I made this journal  using a block of antique photo frames from an Antique Photo Album that was in pretty bad shape except for the fact that all the photo frames were still all glued together so I cut them from the covers.    I am using the covers of this book for another project which I am almost done with.   I just got sidetracked making this journal.  This is one of the many style of books we are learning to make in Mary Ann's class called Full Tilt Boogie.    This is really a great online class.   

This is the front cover but not the best picture in the world.     I used a page of a Sears Catalog and attached it to a manila folder to make it more sturdy.     Then I added a layer of lace on top of that.   And then on the inside I added another page of a Sears Catalog.   I did the same for the back of the book. 

For the spine binding on the book I used a strip of black leather and sewed a piece of lace on top of it. 

For decoration, I added some fancy buttons to the spine leather piece and also added some mannequin form die cuts to the front of the book.   The ribbon is tied around the mannequin form before I glued them to the front of the book.  

This is a picture of the inside of the front cover using a page from an old Sears Catalog.

This shows the Frame Block better.   Sorry for  lousy picture.

Now that I have the covers and book put together, I will continue to work on each page/frame.   This book is by no means done.   I can't wait to have more time to work in this as this is going to be so much fun to collage, rubber stamp, paint, stencil, etc. each page.   


  1. Wow, this looks fantastic! Love the use of the Sears catalog, very cool!

  2. Very interesting, Nancy. Love the lace over the leather on the spine. Hats from Sears were fabulous were they not .. how cool to have that page in your journal. The cover is so much fun. Thanks for sharing. Can't wait to see more pages. Donna

  3. Great job! I really like those mannequin forms.


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