Sunday, May 13, 2012

Altered Art Journals with Reader's Digest Book Covers

This week I am assembling altered art journals made with vintage Reader's Digest book covers that I purchased from 58andGrace on Etsy. I adore the colorful patterns of these book covers! I am really excited about going vintage book hunting myself and see what interesting materials I can find to make journals with.

Other goodies I used to construct these journals:

  • Weathered, vintage dictionary pages
  • Vintage ledger paper
  • Cardstock printed with images from a 1923 Sears and Roebuck catalog
  • ivory coverstock paper
  • binder rings (can be found in office supply stores)
  • stamps
  • envelopes
  • decorative ribbon
  • vintage lace seam binding 

You can find these two altered art journals in my Etsy shop at


  1. Hi Jessica!
    Oooo these very classy journals turned out so beautifully! I just love them - you're so talented. These would make such pretty graduation gifts!
    Thanks for stopping by to see me at the Cottage!

  2. Sherilyn--

    Thank you so much. I never had the idea that these may be good graduation -- so thank you for your thoughts! I am still working on how to "market" to my target audience. And of course, I always enjoy stopping by at you

    Take care--