Tuesday, July 31, 2012

Travel Journal Sneak Peek

...with footnotes!

Previously I had shown you this
as the blank journal I made
using Teesha's tutorial.
You use just one sheet of watercolor paper:

I am finally using it...for my California Travel Journal!

This is the unfinished cover, with minimal watercolor background
and collage...and some washi tape to reinforce:

Below, first page opened, with flaps:

Next spread opened,
with another flap on the right for Muir Woods:

The center panel (above) has bright
background collage souvenirs as a 2nd layer,
but some will probably be covered up.
Flap folded, next spread:

Spread below inspired by
our drive south along the coast,
beach hopping and lovin' the waves:

I get all emotional about this background below.
Memories of Dad...traveling with Mom, years ago...
me now in the same spot...

Unfinished, but I am traveling through it happily at last.

Thanks for looking!


Kamana said...

this looks so great! btw, do you have any recommendations on a book on beginning art journalling? was wanting to get something for my daughter. let me know, ok?

Jenny said...

Stunning Kathy... gorgeous journal... and I love the design... filled with beautiful memories... your painted trees are fab too...

Jenny x

Createology said...

This is the perfect journal for keeping your trip close at hand. Love your paintings. This was such a wonderful trip my dear...
Makes me want to drive 3 hours West!

Mary said...

Kathy, it's beautiful and a great way to save, treasure and relive those memories!

Jen @Sadie Inspired said...

What a great way to collect all those memories from your trip in a special way. Beautiful!!

Shahrul Niza said...

Oh my gosh, Kathy. This is a DELIGHTFUL journal!. I totally love the folded pages, I think it's so chic. And your watercolor artwork is amazing. LOVELINESS. Hugs.

Linda R said...

What a great keepsake of your trip. Looks great. Once again you have inspired me with your skills..


cat @ sea.sky.stone. said...

I saw this tutorial, too, but haven't tried making one. Yours looks GREAT--perfect for a vacation!

Ro Bruhn said...

Gorgeous journal, love how you've made it.

Introverted Art said...

Kathy, this is beautiful, I love that you used watercolor paper. Looks really pretty, especially the page with your mom and dad.

Carolyn Dube said...

That is one amazing journal! Love that it all fits together but there is such a great variety of style & color in it!

Valerie said...

This is so great! I'm lovin' this type of journal too. The possibilities are endless. Thank you for sharing! You present your pages so beautifully.