Darkest Before Dawn Vintage Journal Kit

This limited collector's edition kit includes materials for creating breathtakingly exquisite and detailed Darkest Before Dawn vintage journal, delivered in a luxurious, A4 sized gift box. It's a perfect gift idea! You can choose the kit with our without a tutorial video. In the video we'll show you, step by step, page by page, how to create your own Darkest Before Dawn journal, based on Emilia's version.

Please see detailed description below with all the information before ordering!

Please note that you can see only parts of the example journal in the photos - this is not a ready made item, but materials to create your own version. Please note, there might be slightest variation in the laces and embellishments, but they are all the same style!

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Have you always wished you could create your own junk journal treasure, but don't quite know where to start or how? Have you struggled with what materials to use, how to find them, and especially, how to combine different colours, textures, and shapes into harmonious collages? Well, this is definitely a perfect kit for you, then! We have created and collected collages, ephemera, haberdashery, embellishments, that all goes beautifully and easily together. Your job is just have fun with them and create your kind of magic.

This kit includes materials for creating the Darkest Before Dawn vintage journal in a luxurious gift box that is easy to take with you - you'll only need some glue and scissors with you, or if you are more into the mixed media world, you only need to grab your luggage of mediums and tools with the box and will be ready to go...

The materials are easily to adopt to and very flexible to use for different styles; whether you prefer darker undertones, airy lightness, heavy mixed media touch, or simple art journaling, these materials are easy to use!

The kit includes:


The journal has 40 pages and is made of vintage receipts and book sheets, with eco papers in different textures and colours to make it more secure, with vellum papers to make it look more interesting. It comes with a coffee dyed leather paper cover that has been nicely creased to make it look old and worn out. The pages are all cut to right sizes, and the journal is already stapled - so it is a ready made journal, you just need to decorate it.

The size is regular size, which means 11cm x 21cm // 8.26" x 4.33.


The kit includes all the materials for creating a luscious, breathtakingly beautiful and glorious Darkest Before Dawn vintage journal. All the decorative items are carefully chosen, so they will make lovely collages on each spread. There are vintage papers (oldest are from the beginning of the 1900's) like receipts, book sheets, vintage tickets and stamps, with coffee dyed doilies, coffee dyed lace and ribbons, recycled silks, buttons and other embellishments, with paper flowers, beads, paper clips, charms, a roll of 6mm wide Paper Garden Tähkylä Washi tape... And the prints... We have created 6 different background collages for this journal along with 17 sheets of carefully chosen ephemera and quote sheets printed in different kinds of textured papers.

Please note! The journal does not include the Tim Holtz die cuts seen in the example journal, but all the laces and silks, prints, embellishments etc. that you see, are included in the kit! 


The kit will be delivered in a gorgeous black luxury gift box, A4 sized, with embossed foiled Paper Garden logo. 


This is a preorder item. We create Your kit only after you have placed your order, so please allow us 1-2 weeks for preparing Your perfect Darkest Before Dawn Journal ready for shipping! 


You'll need these to create your Darkest Before Dawn journal:

- glue



- some kind of an ink pad (we prefer Distress Ink Walnut Stain) and a tool to spread the ink

- stamps and/or stencils for creating nice backgrounds

- gesso

- Distress Crayons or the like, for highlighting

- imagination, courage to test your limits, and creativity 


You can now choose the kit with a tutorial video. You'll get a link to the tutorial video to your email when we ship your kit. The tutorial video includes step by step instructions how to create the journal very similar of the one seen on Emilia's YouTube, from layering, to highlighting, to embellishing, to attaching the laces, all the works. We'll guide you gently through it all; how to compose a harmonious, balanced spread, how to add dimensions to the pages, how to distress and highlight the pages... How to use gesso and other mixed media... And in the end, you will have gain the courage, knowledge, and experience to do it all by yourself in your next journal!

There's a video of Emilia's version of the Darkest Before Dawn journal in her personal YouTube Channel harvinaisenkauniselama !

Please note that this item is for personal use only.

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