From Travel Brochures to Art Journal – How-to Video
During our trip, the travel information and maps gathered at the national parks were extremely helpful. Now that we’re home, I don’t want to store the paper stack of info, but I don’t want to just throw it away either. Solution: make a spontaneous art journal (of course 🙂
Below is a video I made showing how I made a journal page spread using collage pieces from our travel brochures, some personal photos, writing and a little bit of paint. The techniques used can be used in any journal that can withstand mixed media such as matte medium, collage, and a little bit of paint.
The best part of this trip with so many transitions and activities, the best part for me is after traveling together for nearly 3 weeks, we aren’t tired of each other. It wasn’t always like that. It has been quite a journey indeed! We get to come home to our life together. Home sweet home.
The supply list and links for the travel brochure are listed below. The supply list for the watercolor travel journal is listed in the two previous blog posts.
- Matte medium or fluid matte medium
- Black gesso
- White gesso
- Paint: transparent red iron oxide
- Fabercastell Pitt pen or No-Bleed Sharpie
- White Gelly Roll pen
- Fabriano Artisico Hotpress 140 lb watercolor paper or art journal that takes mixed media
- Stencils from http://craftersworkshop.com/ : TCW321, TCW363, TCW290S
- Cosmetic wedge sponge
- Paint brushes
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