Paper and Fiber Arts

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Wednesday, July 9, 2014

What Paper is the Best For Art Journaling?

All paper! Is my fast and simple answer.  However, it depends on the media used and the intended purpose of the finished piece.  For example, a flimsy booklet with a loose spine isn't likely to hold up to a lot of mixed media and multiple viewings.

In the video posted below, I discuss some of my favorite materials to use and the work-arounds for using lower cost materials or left-overs from other projects.

Here are a couple of altered Picture My Life cards from CTMH's pocket scrapbooking program that I used for Art Journaling in June.  They can be used in pocket page protectors or added to an Art Journal.

CTMH's PML Card Stamped, Colored, Painted

Picture My Life Card Used For Art Journaling

If you are new to art journaling, you may want to think about the types of supplies that you already own or that you know you are wanting to add to your tool-box.  If you like the clean and crisp look of pens or markers, than you would probably be very content with any number of journals with text-weight papers.  If your heart sings with the thought of sprays, paints and lots of dribbles of ink - you'll be happiest with a heavier weight paper made specifically for wet media.  Either way, have fun exploring what works for you!

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