Now that I have a YouTube channel, I've spent a considerable amount of time looking at other art channels and I have come across some wonderful eye candy and a wealth of information! I never tire of watching how other artists create their works of art and I always come away thinking, "Wow! I want to try that technique!", or "Wow! I have to get some of those!"
One such video that I came across was "Teesha Moore's Amazing 16 Page Journal". Talk about exciting! I was really drawn to making my own journal and she made it look so easy! One of the things that impressed me most about the making of her journal is that there is NO waste of paper. (I'm really big on not wasting art supplies or any other materials, food, etc.) My almost totally right brain would have NEVER thought of using a sheet of watercolor paper in this manner. Here - have a look for yourself!
Isn't that great? Be sure to watch part 2 to assemble and she also has subsequent sections on her different layers: paint, collage and pen work. ( Just double click on the video above and it will open a new window direct to YouTube.)
I immediately headed out to my studio later that day to see what kind of watercolor paper I had. I really wanted to try one of these journals and I am always looking for ways to refresh my work and nurture my creativity. This project was screaming my name! I found just what I was looking for as I rummaged through my sleeves of paper; 2 sheets of Lanaquarelle watercolor paper with beautiful deckle edges!