Sunday, July 16, 2017

Gypsy Spells & Fortunes Mixed Media Fabric Book

This is quite an expanded version of my 'Gypsy Spells & Fortunes' Mixed Medial Fabric Books!
ON SALE IN MY ETSY SHOP HERE...

Measures 8x10" with lots of trims brimming over
Inside:
  16 Fortune Tags
   4 Spells Cards
   2 'Spells' Mini-Journals
   9 Postcards
   3 Gypsy Envelopes
   10 Gypsy Tags
   21 Internal Journaling Pages
   MANY pockets and tuck spots
   Journaling spaces on the back of EVERY tag or postcard

So, I'm going to show you lots of photos, talk about the process, and hopefully INSPIRE you!

FIRST of all, I'm going to show you the many, tags, journals, and envelopes that are tucked into many places!

These are the 10 tags. Each has lines on the back for your thoughts. Many of these were digital purchases from Etsy, others are mine. It's fun to play with Photoshop to create EXACTLY what you're looking for!
 This is one of the little fold outs.... Even the 'Be your own kind of beautiful' opens up to a little journaling spot!
 As seen here....
 Open the folder up....
 And open up the right side. The center is a tuck spot for fortunes, spells, or tags.
 Here are two mini-journals.....


 LOTS! of pages in each book for your thoughts.....

 A sweet little envelope. Confession... I dropped a bit of glue on the left side, and the paper tore when I removed it. Thus...a great quote (covers all).
 Back side of same envelope....this is one of my favorite gypsy pictures!
 Photoshop is so much fun to play with! Here, I added a Gypsy Dancer to the front of this envelope. The envelopes are also made in Photoshop, using a template.
 Back side of envelope. This is a smaller one. The beautiful paper was from a digital 'bundle' on Etsy.
 Yet, another cute envelope, playing with Photoshop again....

 These fortunes were found on Etsy as well. I enjoyed filling in the middle (with Photoshop) and writing a few of my own.
 The lovely 'Spell' cards... each has a broad journaling space on the back side.
 Now... all these 'postcards' I designed myself. So much fun!

 And now.... the full-Monty book.....
 The cover, with appliqu├ęd rose, beaded fringe, and our sweet 'Gypsy Girl'....
 Inside the first pages... You can see the vintage (over 100 years old) millinery netting from the front. On the left is a pocket with a fold out folder.
 Here is the little folder...
 On the left side....
 The pocket on the left is from a vintage beaded vest. Worked great to hold some fortunes! On the right is a journaling page, with one of the sweetest 'messy girl' pictures ever! Paper clipped are several tags.


 Opening the little journal... there are many pages to write upon! (Fun journaling pages I created with Photoshop.)
 So much going on here... Great pocket on the left side, hosting a Gypsy envelope.
 Back journaling page...
 Just a closeup....
 Sweet envelope....



 Pocket placed upon a page designed by me....
 A pocket on the left, for the two mini journals... the page on the right enthralls me! The butterfly, I painted myself, dyed the blue/purple ribbons... Actually, I hand dyed ALL the laces in this book!
 Mini journals....

 So many postcards!



 Pocket, with more fortunes....
 Final pages... pocket with envelope on the left... Journaling spot, and envelope on the right.
 Closeup...

 Not done yet! More pages with pockets, tags, Fortunes and Spells!



 The back side.... a collage of fabulous fabrics, laces, and hand-dyed trims.

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