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  • Writer's pictureDiane M Kellogg

The Art Journal Challenge - Part 2

Updated: Jan 13, 2020

In our last blog, I introduced a new challenge. One that will last a year, 3 times a month.

Your assignment was to choose a journal. Wow...this past week I found out just how many different journals there are to choose from. I looked in my own private stash, of which there are a LOT! I had already decided I wanted to use the huge new journal I had gotten at Christmas time. Then I thought, maybe I should look at others. There are so many, with so many different paper is a daunting task. So I decided to work this challenge on a few different journals.

Below in the second set of photos, you see the huge journal I mentioned, full of handmade paper, it is from Sugarboo & Co.I purchased this at their kiosk at an event in Florida but they do have a shop in Disney Springs. They also have a website but I could not find the journal listed, although they do have quite a collection. Perhaps an email could get you the information for the book I purchased. Laying on top of the huge journal is one I found at Michaels. I took advantage of a coupon so it cost me $5.00, it has very smooth pages. The other three journals are from my stash, the one on top is from Michaels, the other two were gifts and I am unsure of their origins. AS we continue this journey I am anxious to see how the different papers work.

Below...Sugarboo & Co.'s Artisan Book.

Below...Traveler Notebook by Recollections, Michaels.

Got your book? Next we will look at some of the supplies I plan on using. While I will list what I use each issue, you can use whatever you have on hand.

Possible supplies include but are not limited to...

1. acrylic paints

2. assorted brushes

3. specialty paints... mixed media, watercolor (pencils), etc.

4. assortment of pens and pencils

5. rubber stamps

6. stencils

These are just a few of the things I hope to try. I'm also open to suggestions. Let me know what you would like to try.

Next issue we will work on our first page. Get ready to start our journey...

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