Category Archives: Art & Craft Books

Art and Craft books I want

So many! Here are just a few…

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My passion right now is mixed media and upcycling stuff for art

Some more Art Journal Every Day stuff

I have either been prepping pages, studying/buying art journal books or actively working on pages every day this month

I have decided to do a weight loss surgery Journal usingĀ  “stitch over ribbon” bookbinding with Bristol and watercolor paper and some bookboards from an old light weight journal and then binding it with cloth measuring tape ribbon like the one below (mine is 8 1/2 by 5 1/2 in)

I may also do one on our Handfasting, not sure.

(sorry my camera phone is not great, going to scan a bunch of work this month)

the one with the butterfly above it is my inspiration

I am learning what I can and cant do with bristol paper which I have never used before, it looks like I will be investing some money in 140# watercolor paper and learning about gessoing bristol paper, It should be a learning experiment.

1st page in my 1st handmade book, red ink sunk through page, thankfully there was nothing on the back

I have also been doing Zentangles and some work in the new journal..

Zentangle to celebrate getting under 300 pounds (I was up to 463)

Zentangle for the point of ... well Zenning out

Alex bought me CREATIVE WILDFIRE Art journaling book

Today Alex bought me this book from Barnes and Nobel

Creative Wildfire: An Introduction to Art Journaling – Basics and Beyond

By L. K. Ludwig

Which you can preview on Google

I am going to start checking out the B&N website because we could of gotten it for $10 cheaper…LOL but I am still thrilled with it