Art Journal Pages: Testing Potential Journals

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One side effect of being the probably the first art journaling demonstrator on a UK craft TV channel is that I need to help source journals suitable for sale during the shows. This lunchtime I had unexpected happy post containing four journals for me to test. The timing’s a bit awkward – first thing this morning a delivery arrived with all the products I have to make samples with for my first show a week tomorrow… So for pure expediency, I set up a journal test bench this evening and worked my way down the three journals with the same page layout. The fourth? That one is A3 in size, and far too big to do anything in the timescale!

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It’s the first time I have worked in a landscape format journal – I quite enjoyed the experience. The first check I did was to load the page with acrylic paint using a wet wipe, stamped with more paint and then lettered with Posca pens. I’m pleased to say all the journals passed this trial. Tomorrow will be the even wetter media test – ink sprays.

And since I do mind what I am promoting to others, it does matter that the product does what it needs to. You can be sure that I’ve tested everything on the shows – how else can I share tips and tricks? 🙂