Tuesday, August 15, 2017

New Handmade Art Journal and Parrot Coconut Art Journal Page

Hello creative friends.  I hope everyone is having a good week.  My week has been going well.  This week I have a new handmade art journal that I created for myself using chipboard panels, heavy cardstock and bookbinding thread using a Coptic stitch.  This journal is 8.5 high x 5.5 wide.  Here are a couple of pics of this new journal I made.

I love this journal and the size is perfect for what I want to use it for.  I also decided to make another one just like it and put in my Etsy shop.  So I made this journal to use as a sketchbook, but I want to use it for more than just sketching.  I want to also add color and use it with supplies like color pencils, Bombay ink, watercolor, etc.  And I wanted to do more than just a sketch or drawing of an animal or person.  So I searched through my stash and decided to combine several pictures into a layout.  For this first layout I choose a picture of a parrot, a coconut, a flower and a watch.  I sketched these on my page in the configuration that I wanted.  I then used watercolors to add color to the page and used Bombay ink, Posca pens, ink pens and color pencils to add details to my page.  Here is a picture of the art journal page I created.

And here is the video showing how I created this page.

I really enjoyed creating this page and like the way it turned out.  And I really love this new sketchbook and can't wait to create more layouts in this book.  While going through my stash, I was also able to put together a number of other groupings of pictures for future layouts as well.  If interested in purchasing a sketchbook like this one, you can visit my Etsy shop at: https://www.etsy.com/shop/JoysArt360  Thank you for stopping by and hope you have a great week.  Until next time, Happy Creating.

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