I’m totally in love with Jennine Zlatkis work (see my previous rubber stamping post). And now I’m obsessing over her journaling pages. A few weeks ago, I gave it a go at making my own, and although the results are far from her beautiful work, I’m totally in love with them.
As usual, I worked with what I had available; I function much better this way than having to plan anything from scratch (too many options and I’m not good at choosing).
This is what I used:
- 2 sheets of Fabriano Accademia watercolour paper 240gsm 27x35cm. These will make 10 10x15cm landscape weekly pages.
- Staedler 0.3 pigment liner pen to draw the lines.
- Watercolours for the background wash and the tiny paintings. I use artist’s Windsor and Newton.
- Stamps, including a date stamp. I used mainly handmade stamps.
- Ink pads. I’m currently using basic office inks + finger puppets ink, but I’m planning to upgrade to Stazon and Versacolor soon.
- Coloured felted tip pens for the writing. I’m using Stabilo point 88.
- Butterflies cut outs. You can download them from vintage printables
- A ruler, scissors and a glue stick.
I have been using these to keep track of my creative activities, more like a weekly journal than a weekly plan. And it has been great! Not sure what I’m going to be doing with all of them once I’m done; I will probably make a mini book of some sort.
I already have some exciting ideas to use this type of journaling for documenting 2014; I will share it here once I have it exactly figure out how.