Monday, February 7, 2011

Strathmore Journal Project

I found this fun project while researching the new trend of "Visual Journals"... It's something that all artists and creatives do without really thinking of it being a neat product. But, now it's a neat product. Hahahaha. So, of course I ran out... far out (we live in the smallest town ever)to grab one of these nifty journals. And I grabbed one so quickly that I totally missed that they come in a variety of paper types, so I got the "drawing" journal... not the Watercolor one like the first class instructor will tell you to grab. It's okay though, they're all great. The paper quality is amazingly thick and absorbent. I really liked journaling with mixed media on the plain pages before starting lesson one. And, because I happen to have some extra 140 lb. Strathmore watercolor paper laying around (lots of it actually) after my big obsession with cutting out freshly watercolored fruit and flowers for Etsy greeting cards... I just made my little collage on a piece cut to fit in the journal. Wonderful! I recomend this project to all of you. Even if you don't have a pile of old journals to use as a starting point, you can just start from scratch! Do it. Really. It's fun.