I have watched some art play by others in a space of 4 inches.
I wanted to give it a try.
I found only one place to obtain materials/supplies for this size journal. That is at Joggles.com. It’s a great journal system. The pages and disc binding can be purchased together or separate. There are paper choices and sizes of mixed media white and black and watercolor paper. What I love most about it is that I can work on a page outside of the journal then add it in so easily. Or even remove a page so easily.
My first page was successful and that was so encouraging to keep going. The background is Distress Inks and Oxide Inks. Black Distress Spray Stain sprayed through a stencil and modeling paste pressed through a stencil. The butterfly is punched adding a key hole and brad body. A small talk sticker completes the page.
(The next two pages were not so loved, so they are languishing in a drawer.)
But these next keeper pages turned out okay. Such sweet Tim Holtz paper dolls children.
Then I had some ideas that are even more to my liking in style. I’d gotten some new background stamps.
The flower is a die cut painted with various colors of Distress Inks. The man was stamped on tracing paper then cut out and glued to the background. Ephemera pieces glued to his coat.
I love me some black and white and red. The heart is die cut then stamped and embossed in white. I added a Washi dots strip, Washi butterfly and Washi hearts. White dots made with a Posca pen, black dots made with black acrylic ink and shading with the black Stabilo All pencil.
The facing page is all stamping with some shading with the black Stabilo All pencil.
I’m hooked. It’s been quite fun playing with this size art page. And the ease of use of this journal system is a dream. The pages snap in and out so easily. The mixed media paper is a good quality. I definitely can recommend this system. The discs come in a variety of sizes. My journal is starting out with the smallest discs but can so easily grow and the discs can be changed to accommodate a growing number of art pages.
I’ve been surprised at the amount of art that can fit in a 4” space. I’m not sure personally that I’d want to go any smaller. This is a nice, fun size to work within.
I’m linking my little journal project to:
Creative Artiste Mixed Media - Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes