MermaidCoveArt

Junk journals, ephemera, & other pretty things.

Angleton, Texas · 6 Sales

MermaidCoveArt

Junk journals, ephemera, & other pretty things.

Angleton, Texas 6 Sales On Etsy since 2017

5 out of 5 stars
(1)

Announcement   June 12: New journals hit my shop today! 10% of your purchase will go towards the ACLU!

Announcement

Last updated on Jun 12, 2018

June 12: New journals hit my shop today! 10% of your purchase will go towards the ACLU!

Christie Mattos

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Christie Mattos

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5 out of 5 stars
(1)
Carroll T Allen

Carroll T Allen on Sep 17, 2017

5 out of 5 stars

This is absolutely gorgeous ! Exactly as I wanted ! A+ transaction from order to delivery !

About

Journals and things inspired by dreams.

Ever since I was little, I loved to create.

This Etsy shop (Mermaid Cove Art) was open to share what I create and to help financially supplement my multitude of hobbies. In this Etsy shop, you can expect to see hand-made junk journals, hand-Bound journals, art prints and (possibly) ephemera and paper packs for art journaling and mixed media work.

My junk journals are different from most others that you see because I like to use colorful paper, and love to incorporate fabric into my designs. I love to mix old and new materials. I strive for my journals to look whimsical, bright, colorful, and fresh with unexpected print and color combinations and textures.

You will see a lot of fabric on the outside of my later journals, and sometimes even on the insides. I have a particular soft spot for ornate lace. I always do my best to use really unique materials, and to shop with small businesses and artisans for my materials. For example, some of the charms I use to decorate the outside of my journals are from a local seller who hand picks and imports her beads. Some of the paper I use is from antique books and magazines that are no longer in print.

I especially like to purchase and repurpose old clothing and books and integrate then into my journals, giving them new purpose, and saving them from becoming trash.

All of my junk journals mix in regular white mixed media paper with colorful paper of different colors, textures, prints, and sizes. They can be used for anything from traditional journaling, to art journaling to sketching, to scrapbooking.

Each of my junk journals are lovingly and carefully curated - from choosing the materials that will make the cover, to choosing the paper and ephemera that will be used inside, to the order that the paper will be placed in the journal, all the way to the addition of pockets, flip outs, and tuck spots inside, it is all pre-planned and hand-done. The journals I make are generally each based on a theme. So far, my favorite theme to explore was "Moonlight". For that journal I used a dark blue velvet and black beaded lace on the cover, and it was filled with black, silver, and blue paper.

I hope that you enjoy looking at my page, and exploring. In the description of each of my junk journals you will find a direct link to a youtube video with a flipthrough of that junk journal so that you can see exactly what you will be getting. I look forward to meeting and interacting with all of you! :)

Shop members

  • Christie Mattos

    Owner

    I am the artist and owner of Mermaid Cove Art. I enjoy finding vintage items with a story and re-purposing them into something new. I love the process of planning, designing, and hunting for new materials as much as I love creating.

Production partners

  • Clothing Maker

    Angleton, TX

    Anthropologie

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