Monday, July 8, 2013

Journal Pages from London - part 1/3

Last week I took you along on a tour of London through my smart phone photographs. This week I will show you the journal pages I made on my trip in a series of three posts. 

All I took  with me was a pocket watercolour set, a few drawing pens and a glue stick, oh and a journal of course. It's an A5 sized watercolour sketchbook. 

I will just let the pictures speak for themselves, but if you have any questions, don't hesitate to ask. Enjoy!


















More to come on Wednesday! Until then wishing you all a wonderful and artsy time!

17 comments:

  1. Oh my, what a fun journal and it will be over flowing with wonderful memories of your marvelous adventure.
    Have fun!
    Your blogging sister, Connie :)

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  2. Oh heerlijk... na een 'non-internet' weekend (nee, geen computerproblemen, EXPRES off-line gebleven... doet een mens goed zo nu en dan!) Enfin - wat wilde ik zeggen... oh ja! Na een rustig weekend nu heerlijk met jou door Londen getoerd! OHHHH... ik weet wel waar ik allemaal naar toe wil/moet als ik ooit weer eens naar Londen ga... wat een geweldige dagen heb jij daar doorgebracht Caatje, en wat een heerlijk verslag! Sommige pagina's uit je journal zag ik al op facebook, maar nu op een rijtje is het geweldig om je reis nog eens via de pagina's over te doen - prachtig!

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    1. Oh ja, even off line gaan doe ik ook regelmatig en is erg lekker. Fijn dat je mijn verslag leuk vind. Hopelijk heb je snel de gelegenheid zelf te gaan.

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  3. Thanks for sharing! What paper is in your new journal? I'm battling with my art journal and don't lie it - my doodles bleed through onto the next page so I have to use gesso, which I don't like as it changes the surface of the paper. Help!

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    1. It's a watercolour sketchbook. The brand is AMI I believe. I'm not sure about the paper. I estimate it as 200gsm watercolour paper. I don't hate it, but I don't love it either. For my regular journals I prefer the Seawhite of Brighton sketchboks and I also like the Strathmore mixed media journals. Hope this helps. Also, if you use alcohol markers or permanent markers like sharpies for your doodling they will bleed through no matter what. So it could be the pens you use as well. Try drawing pens with india ink like the pitt pens or just regular pens and liners.

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    2. A little addition: Moleskine makes really nice watercolour books with better paper than AMI. They make nice sketchbooks too, but those aren't fit for wet media. They are lovely for doodling though.

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  4. I never realised that planes didn't go backwards either - it's true though! Never really thought about it before, but you're right! Great pages - love the way you've used the words instead of images as a focal point - i might give this a go (I hope you won't mind!)

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    1. It was my way of trying to capture my days in a few words and make the whole thing more visual. Of course I don't mind you trying it, enjoy! :-)

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  5. Great pages and I especially like Primrose Hill and the wing from inside the airplane.
    Barb
    USA

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  6. Love it! I like your idea of the skyline silhouette. I am always intimidated by it but this is a good way to get it down without getting lost in the maze of buildings. Enjoyed your humor. And I could sure identify with how you started your new sketchbook! Gotta get through that first blank page!

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    1. Thanks so much Timaree, glad you liked my pages.

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  7. I love this, Caatje! What a sense of fun comes through your book. I enjoy how you "break in" a new book, too--a great idea! Love your lettering and your skyline spread. (By the way, I thought sure airplanes could move backward!)

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    1. LOL, I watched the preparations before take off of many planes while I waited for mine. Moving backward was always done with the help of a little cart at the front of the plane pushing it backward into position until it (the plane) could move forward again.

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  8. I Love travel journals, and your style is so FUN! Really Enjoyed looking over your pages -- I keep going back to look again :)
    I linked here from the art journal group. tfs
    Vicki

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    1. Thank you so much Vicki, glad you like them!

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