The medical challenges here have been in the forefront. Things are getting better for both of us but some things are slow.
I have been taking and still am- a terrific class, Mixed Media Journaling. Sketchbook Skool is where the class is- their online classes are terrific and so well done- terrific videos and not only for the techniques but you get to see and listen to each artist talk about their work and their creative process.https://sketchbookskool.com/about
I am very much a visual journaler- it is how I process things. I had stopped for a while but this class got me right back into it. I made 3 journals and picked one of them for this class.
The covers for these are very heavy watercolor paper that I painted and stenciled. They are
5 3/4" by 7" closed. The pages are also a watercolor paper but much thinner than the cover.
This is the first spread- the spread is 11" long and 7" tall. There are many techniques here- collage, paint and stenciling.
This is the second spread- same measurement. The split down the center is because the two sides open up to a fold out which is the next spread. Same techniques here but I also used some texture rubber stamps. The background colors were from a piece of deli paper I had painted.
This is the fold out- so it is 22 inches long. I titled this one.
I painted the background and added layers of collage