Found Relatives 2

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I loved making the front cover of my journal so much I made the back to match!  I used a Tim stencil to imitate Victorian wallpaper which I thought matched the picture. She looks a lost soul, I was attracted to this Found Relative. Maybe she is a sibling of one of the cowboys?

I used Grunge Paste through a Tim Stencil, then covered it in black gesso. I used Renaissance Treasure Gold to highlight the texture.

I used Grunge Paste through a Tim Stencil, then covered it in black gesso. I used Renaissance Treasure Gold to highlight the texture.

I followed the instructions for Challenge 19 on
Linda Ledbetter’s blog. Sorry I can’t give you details you NEED Tim’s b
ook Compendium of Curiosities 3 for yourself. The challenge is to use Frayed Fabric technique. The sponsor is Inspiration Emporium.


I used the Frayed Fabric technique on the butterfly, I think I am addicted!


Here you can see all the layers of burlap and eclectic elements fabric using the frayed fabric technique.

I am also entering A Vintage Journey Challenge to use Portraits. I love the Found Relatives pictures and have finally found how to use them!
I would like to enter the challenge at The Mirror Crack’d challenge for stencils.

I am pleased how the covers of the journal turned out, now the scary part of filling the pages! Hopefully I will have lots of inspiration!


Please leave me a comment I really appreciate your thoughts

Jan x




Wow I received a Pinworthy mention from A Vintage Journey!



32 thoughts on “Found Relatives 2

  1. Jan…this is beautiful. I totally live your album covers using Tim’s stencil. It really DOES look like old wallpaper. Your frayed layers of fabrics are perfect on the cover. Lovely colors and so sweet with that sweet found relatives little girl. Beautiful job! Thsnkms for joining us at CC3C!

  2. Great journal cover and a perfect design for this. Thank you for sharing this with us at The Mirror Crack’d and good luck with the challenge, Angela x

  3. Jan, I love this with all the beautiful layers! I just want to pick it up and look at it from every angle! I got started a little late with the Frayed Fabric challenge, so didn’t link up. Now my Fabric is on my next link to AVJ. Thank you for sharing this beauty!

  4. Jan – this project is just spectacular! I love the colors, the layers, the fabric – well, just everything!! Thank you so much for sharing it with us here at A Vintage Journey.

  5. Way to go, Jan! I see you were chosen as a Pinworthy over at A Vintage Journey, and I wanted to come congratulate you again! I knew you were a winner when I first laid eyes on this, but was surprised you didn’t take 2 spots with both of your lovely found relatives creations! A big congratulatory hug!

  6. Popped over from AVJ to congratulate you on your pinworthy mention…what a fabulous journal cover…gorgeously shabby and beautiful layers!! Ruth x

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