Before I start, if you are interested in seeing a video walkthrough of this folio you can view it here:
I think the Distress Crayons did a lovely job of adding a bit of vintage color to the paper.
Across the bottom and right side of the frame I added flowers and greenery from the Engraved Layers. These I colored with Distress Crayons.
I cut apart this leaf and put bits on both sides of the poppy to fill in the bottom of the frame.
On the top inside flap I added more Field Notes Ephemera and Snippets.
And the same on the bottom flap, more Field Notes Ephemera and Snippets.
On the first flap inside the folio I made a little booklet from the cover of the journal that comes in the back of the folio.
I cut the cover the the journal to be 6", then added some Field Notes Ephemera and Snippets, along with this piece of Backdrops paper to the booklet. I also added the large woman from the Engraved Layers.
Inside the little booklet I added a salvage tag, some journaling, and Field Notes Ephemera and Snippets.
Then I added it to the mushroom piece right where the little mushroom snippet was on the ephemera.
Here you can see the fungi lowercase showing on the back side.
This next page has two elements.
This Collectors Layer postcard is supposed to represent the Lake District that Beatrix so loved, In fact, she loved it so much that eventually she purchased thousands of acres to eventually deed back to the National Trust.
Behind the postcard I added some pieces of Backdrop paper and more Field Notes Ephemera and Engraved Layers.
I tried to represent her artistic side and her fascination with nature on this page.
These Clippings Stickers helped to tell Beatrix's story so well.
I altered these paint tubes by coloring them with Distress Crayons and then adding numbers and images from the Specimen Remnant Rubs.
I love this Engraved Layers Hydrangea and added more Clippings Stickers to continue Beatrix's story.
I knew the back of the hydrangea was going to show, so I used the Ledger and Script stamp from Tim Holtz Stampers Anonymous. It is one of my most used stamps. I stamped some script on the back of the piece in Distress Archival Vintage Photo and then inked it with a little Distress Walnut Stain.
The back of the Postcard and the Salvaged Tag needed some bits on the back so I added some Backdrops paper on the postcard with a Field Notes Ephemera rose.
I backed the Stencil Chips with mushroom paper from Backdrops, then added some Grit Paste and Distress Crayons to make them look aged. The Tiny Clip was colored with a bit of Broken China Distress Paint.
On that back of the Stencil Chips and alpha Layer, I added more Field Notes Ephemera, another Collectors Layer, and a butterfly Engraved Layer.
If you look closely, you will see a piece of this same Backdrop paper that I used on the cover. I watercolored this and added just a bit behind the Stencil Chips.
The Salvaged Tag is backed by this Ranger Kraft tag.
On the signatures Collectors Layer, I added this large man and pen nib Engraved Layers to represent Beatrix Potter's lawyer and eventual husband, William Heelis.
A Heart Adornment and Clippings Stickers tell the story of him falling in love with Beatrix.
The back side of the signature Layer I used this pocket to put a few things that I felt told part of the story of Beatrix's life.
On the pocket I added the book, a bit of writing and a type writer to represent her life as a storyteller.
This typewriter is part of the Engraved Layers. I pulled this bit of a Snippet and cut it down.
Then using the extended blade, I made a cut on the typewriter so I could slip the typing into the typewriter.
On the back, I added some details about Beatrix's life.
This flap is to represent the marriage of Beatrix and William.
I colored these small Engraved Layers to represent Beatrix and William.
The Engraved Layers are adhered to a piece of Worn Wallpaper, then covered with a piece of Mica and the 3D Flowered Frames from Sizzix.
The bottom frame is done the same as the one on top.
This booklet at the back was made using the journal that was longer and thinner. I made a cover out of Backdrop paper, I used a piece of Field Notes Ephemera.
The inside of the journal I cut down to 6" to fit in the new, smaller cover I made.
Then I added Distress Collage Medium to the inside binding of the cover.
Here you can see the signatures glued into the new cover.
Thank you so much for getting through this very long post. I felt it was important to keep all of these photos together instead of break this apart. I hope there is something in here that gives you an idea, a direction or some inspiration for making your own Travel Folio to document a trip, a memory or a person's life.
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