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.
I am currently playing over on my other blog. Are you interested in sketching, drawing, and mixed media art journalling? Visit Tones and Tints is my personal take on creativity, and using the process of journalling to capture ideas, and develop skills.