Intro: I purchased a watercolor journal on a whim recently... and I am super excited about filling it up with some nice creativity! It is a bit too large (and heavy) to carry around every where I go with me but I do think I can dedicate some ideas to place in the journal every once in a while.. it'll fill up eventually over time.
What I got: I purchased this from a local art store (Allard's) and it is pretty nifty. I admit that I was more intrigued by the cover than anything else... It is not that grand compared to some overly priced journals that can be purchased online but for the price the journal is just amazing. It does have a hardcover front and back with some pattern... which adds a nice touch if you are feeling too lazy to create your own cover. The only reason I am interested in the hard cover is - it acts as a nice canvas for adding my own custom cover. Whether I create the cover in clay then attach after curing or whether I decide to just create the cover with mixed media directly on the journal - either way it has an advantage.
The journal I purchased is a Strathmore Visual Journal 140LB Watercolor.
Final thoughts: I have already started my first painting in the journal... a portrait which I'll be posting as soon as I am done with it.
I used to be a digital artist but switched back to traditional art as I feel more connected with the art I create this way. Currently, I create art whenever I can for art trades and commissions. I have worked with clay (earth clay to modern forms like Polymer, Sculpey, even Air Dry clay) along with watercolors, acrylics, oil paints, pastels, charcoal, pen and pencil drawings, India ink, Chinese Colors, wires, felt fabric, yarn, weaving, basket making, and the list goes on and on. I am currently working on exploring nail art, make-up, dress making, scrapbooking, and small canvas art.
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