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Topic: Addicted to Art Journals and Journaling!  (Read 7063 times)
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« on: August 08, 2009 08:20:44 AM »

My name is JoleneMarie and I am addicted to art journals and journaling  Grin

I am also addicted to using 140# index paper in my art journals. Do you use it? This paper (I find it at Kelly Paper where I live in southern California) will take just about ANY medium you like to work with! First I give both sides of the paper a coat of acrylic paint or gesso and then I am good to go! I can paint, paste, or collage and the paper will not wrinkle! After several coats of acrylic paint the paper takes on almost a 'leather-like' quality and then I can even sew on it! I think if you try it you just might fall in love with it  Kiss

I have posted some pics of two journals I just recently made - they are filled to the brim with 140# index! I made the covers using canvas boards. I always use a Coptic stitch to bind my journals so they lay completely flat when opened - making my journaling a lot easier!

I would love to hear what YOUR favorite paper is for art journaling -lets share our ideas and learn from each other!



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« Reply #1 on: August 08, 2009 08:38:57 AM »

gorgeous! I'd love to see more of the insides!
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« Reply #2 on: August 08, 2009 09:24:50 AM »

I lack the ability to make my own journals but had to pop in here and say yours are beautiful!!! Really, great job. You should be selling your journals.  Wink
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« Reply #3 on: August 08, 2009 09:27:41 AM »

I'm still pretty new to this and my current journal is an old hardy boys book that I've been altering in but I'm going to have to try that paper because your journals look amazing.  Thanks for sharing, I'd love to see more pictures of the inside!
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« Reply #4 on: August 08, 2009 10:41:30 AM »

The positive feedback HERE on Craftsters really makes my day and inspires me to continue working in my art journals!
I will post a few pics of my pages...hope they inspire and motivate YOU to MAKE ART!

Here's the first one - it's a two page spread I did - using the 140# index paper -- there are numerous layers on these pages, creating texture and depth. I've used inks, acrylics, collage, and gel pens.

GO MAKE ART!!!



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« Reply #5 on: August 09, 2009 10:37:15 AM »

Those are lovely! Great job.  Cheesy
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« Reply #6 on: August 09, 2009 12:08:25 PM »

Those are lovely! Great job.  Cheesy

DancinInTheDark, THANKS, I appreciate you saying so!
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« Reply #7 on: August 14, 2009 05:19:32 PM »

Nice work on the new journals. 
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« Reply #8 on: August 15, 2009 02:10:14 AM »

Wow your journals look beautiful! I love all the different styles you do! I want to see more insides too!
I also like the photography of the journals very artistic!  Smiley
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« Reply #9 on: August 17, 2009 02:40:32 PM »

Wow your journals look beautiful! I love all the different styles you do! I want to see more insides too!
I also like the photography of the journals very artistic!  Smiley

Smuckers9 - THANK YOU! I hope to find time to share more soon...I am replying to you from work....shhhhhh...ha ha ha!
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