Here is a close up of the journal. I die cut a frame from corrugated cardboard sprayed it with Color Blooms in Empress Gold, cut it in half and adhered it to either side of the front covers. The Memory Hardware - Montmartre Latch was used for the closure.
When you first open the Memory Hardware Journal - Gatefold , this is what you see. I die-cut a frame, sprayed it with Color Bloom - Empress Gold and layered some corrugated cardboard and patterned paper over the top page. I distressed the edges and sprayed the exposed cardboard with the Empress Gold as well.
This is a close up of the die cut frame. I also gave the page a light spray of the Empress Gold.
I added another die cut and sprayed it with the Empress Gold Color Bloom spray and added the Memory Hardware - Louviers Antique Chain and attached them with Memory Hardware - Villeneuve Antique Rings. The sign is free hanging and ready for journaling or a photo. The opposite page has a pocket I created to hold tags and cutouts from 12x12 Tales of You & Me-Contes de Toi et Moi paper.
I created a pocket page on this section as well. All of the tags were die cut and the cutouts were just tucked into the pocket.
I created a vertical waterfall feature using the cutouts from the 12x12 Tales of You & Me-Contes de Toi et Moi. There is plenty of real estate in this journal for photos and journaling.
When putting the pages together using the patterned paper, I have used the Memory Hardware - Artisan Adhesive Tape. This tape is like no other. It adheres and hold up so well.
On the back of each page, I added a die cut frame for more photos. I sprayed the frames with Empress Gold Color Bloom Spray.
This is how thick the journal is when all closed up. Three are 6 pages total.
For the spine of the journal, I punched 3 holes on the top and placed eyelets for strength. I created a dangle for the spine by stringing the Memory Hardware Glass Pearls and a few of my jewelry spacers (from my personal stash) onto an eye-pin. The Memory Hardware - La Rochelle Antique Trinkets are hanging from Memory Hardware - Louviers Antique Chain and I attached them with Memory Hardware - Villeneuve Antique Rings. ONce each dangle was created, I strung them onto the largest ring and placed them through the middle hole I created on the spine.
Here is a close up of the dangles I created.
Here is the back of the journal.