The Three Muses theme this week is Stripes so I made a page in the new journal. I started with the red stripes and an idea, but the page took off in it’s own direction. It’s been a long time since I worked in a journal this small and it’s a challenge. I almost started making a bigger one yesterday but decided the challenge would be good for me so I’ll stick with this one for a while. I did find a nice little perk with having the spiral binding at the top: the book will stand on it’s own for display.
I got my sketchbook from The Sketchbook Project yesterday. I was a bit shocked. If this is an improvement over last year’s sketchbook, I would hate to have seen last years! Watercolor is definitely out for this paper and I don’t think I can even use an ink pen without it showing through the page badly. Colored pencil may work but the paper doesn’t have much texture, so you couldn’t do any color layering. the paper is not sketchbook paper at all, but more like office printer paper. I may have to rebind with new paper. It is only held together with 2 staples so it won’t be hard to get the old paper out, but I’ll have to punch holes or somethingto sew in the new paper since I don’t have a long arm Stapler.
ETA: I don’t mean to discourage anyone from the sketchbook project. It just wasn’t what I was expecting. I’m sure it will still be fun! I will just need to put some thought into what media I want to use and if I should rebind before I start.
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