I have become completely enamored with short-term journals. Rather than working in huge bound journals filled with an endless sea of white pages, I am making my own journals from a single sheet of watercolor paper. (Teesha Moore shows you how on her You Tube channel.) These journals are much less intimidating and allow me to focus more closely on a single theme. As a bonus, they are much easier to store!
Over the next couple of days, I'll be showing, in order, pages from my latest mini-journal called "Play: A Field Guide." This one is full of exuberant patterns and quotes about play and possibilities. With the exception of the cover, which features a bit of commercial scrapbook paper and some stamping with a commercial alphabet set, this journal is entirely hand-painted and hand lettered.
I've shown this particular page before but in order to show you the journal as it progresses page by page, I've included it again in this post.
As far as my process goes, I began by laying down blocks of vibrant watercolor and let that dry before using craft acrylics to paint various patterns. I did all the watercoloring first and once the entire journal was dry, I began focusing on individual pages. Once the patterns were dry, I lettered each quote.
For Day 2 click here...
Day 3 is here and...
Day 4 is here!