Anyone who has taken my Studio Journal course will recognise this easy watercolor and salt technique. This video demonstrates it well.
Friday freebies is a regular series in which I highlight free resources online, free patterns and links that are of interest to fiber folks. All posts in the series are in the Friday Freebie category I hope you enjoy them.
It was Australia Day on the 26th but it is a public holiday today so happy holiday to all my Aussie readers.
Poking around Youtube I have discovered a couple of video tutorials I think readers might enjoy.
In this first video from LittleCanvas demonstrates how to make an art journal from paper scraps. I also like her storage system!
This second video tutorial also from LittleCanvas demonstrates a layered altered paper technique which produces a rich visual texture.
No matter what you call them art journals, sketchbooks, visual diaries or my favourite studio journals, and no matter who you are , artist, fiber artist, web designer, etc the reason a designer will keep one is similar.
Ben Mounsey in his Core art skills series sets out to convince digital artists and designers that there is still a place for a paper based sketching and developing a recording practice. In Part 2, The Sketchbook, Ben offers advice on what to focus on, when you are out and about.
In 3 Benefits of Keeping a Journal, the speaker “Rhetorical Journey” points out the advantages of keeping a written journal. The speaker is talking about developing communications skills but observing our life, developing the habit of noticing what happens in your life, enhances other aspects of creativity.