Monday, March 24, 2014

Picturesque Europe: Mixed Media Art Journal/Sketchbook

As a writer, I personally yearn to write in journals adorned with nostalgic imagery and wide open pages to scribble my musings. My newest artist journal, "Picturesque Europe", was created with vintage photos of crumbling, eerie statues, German book pages, postage, butterflies and castles.

The pages in the book are a compilation of neutral colored cardstock: cream, slate and tan.  

The journal has four original collages on the outside and inside covers. The outer collages were sealed with a mix of acrylic resin, exterior varnish and a hint of gold metallic paint. The collages are meant to evoke an old-world and ornate atmosphere.

I also created four handmade paper folders that I adhered to dividers that were altered with a floral border punch.

To see this journal in my Etsy shop Lovely Fever go to: