Monday, March 02, 2009

What do you use to art journal in....

What size of art journal do you use. What kind of paper does it have. I use this moleskin for mine. Not because its trendy. But it can take a licking and keep on ticking ( I have always wanted to say that). It uses folder cardstock in it. Will stand up to any abuse, paint, markers, watercolour, acrylic, and not bleed. I am happy with this one. But I am going to make my own. I have phoned every place in town and tried to get waxed linen thread nobody sells it. Finally I ordered off the web, wanted to go Canadian since our money is so bad compared to the USA (every dollar you save can be spent on more art supplies). Found one in BC and is in the mail. Should get it this week. I am going to start easy. Journalgirl on the side bar made one in a half an hour I am going to try that one. Check it out and let me know what you think those of you who have made journals. I would like to put some watercolour paper in mine as well.


  1. Anonymous12:10 PM

    I never knew that moleskins came with heavy paper...I've never bought one because I thought the paper wouldn't hold up for me and my process...

    GREAT for sewing your own journals!! Sew on, Lee!!

    ps- I am i na 9x12 journal these days...300lb watercolor paper.

  2. I don't have an art journal but you make me wish I did. Can't wait to see the linen. Blessings.

  3. wow brave lady! cant wait to see it done!

  4. HI Lee, I journaled before in a photo album 30x30cm with black pages. The cardboard was great, but the black not always helped. So right now I have my little notebook 10x20cm and it has really thin pages. Some I clued together but usually I don't do it in the last time anymore. So I try to make the best out of the thin pages. I also write ideas in there and more a note-art-journal book.I acutally use canvases as my journal ground, so I guess if you would you put them would be huge book with varies of seizes....mmmhh, maybe I will do it somehow but with photos of them instead!
    I think it's a great idea to make a journal by yourself, have fun, can't wait for the result! Smiles, Anke ;)


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