View Full Version : Tracey's homemade art journal

01-07-2011, 12:53 PM
This journal is one I made myself out of 9 X 12" canvas paper... I used a hole punch & put big clip rings on it, and made a cover out of cardboard. Not fancy, but I've enjoyed it a lot. Mostly I use acrylics in it, with bits of collage paper & pencil crayons & random pens. I use my journal as a place to play & dream, & try stuff out when I'm not feeling patient enough for "serious" art. :lol:
The cover:

01-07-2011, 12:57 PM

01-07-2011, 03:24 PM
Very cool that you made your own book. These are bright colorful images. Thank you for sharing.

01-07-2011, 06:32 PM
Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool! Cool!!!!!!

01-07-2011, 11:16 PM
Tracy.....like your journal a lot. Thnx for sharing.

01-08-2011, 01:54 AM
Wow Tracy! It's wonderful. Your work is so lively and fun. And what a beautiful journal you made for yourself. Can't wait for more.

01-08-2011, 06:04 PM
these are just AWESOME. . . love that you made the book. Love the cover and the sayings and all the different techniques. And esp. the dogs and the girl cuddling the dogs. I adore dogs :)

Beautiful book.

01-08-2011, 06:16 PM
I like the way you design a page. :-) Very interesting techniques and sayings.

01-08-2011, 08:46 PM
Very creative, and very fun to look at! Nicely done.

01-09-2011, 01:37 PM
Great creativity. I like every page!

Joan T
01-09-2011, 01:46 PM
This looks great!!!!!!!!!

01-09-2011, 06:47 PM
Tracey, I like your jounal. It looks like you are having fun with it. Can't wait to see more! You are very creative.


01-09-2011, 07:44 PM
FANTASTIC! I love it - so inspiring and fun to look at - great combination!

01-09-2011, 11:50 PM
I love your journal, and this type in general. ("art journal" to me is this type. Regular drawing/painting ones I just call sketchbooks.) Canvas paper! That's an idea I had not heard before. Do you like it a lot better than paper for creative journaling?

01-10-2011, 05:42 AM
This is a great journal - the fish page is my favourite (so far). :clap:

01-10-2011, 11:42 AM
Great journal, great use of canvas paper! And you can keep adding pages as you want. I love that purple puppy.

01-12-2011, 12:01 PM
Thank you everyone for the kind comments & encouragement :heart:

Canvas paper! That's an idea I had not heard before. Do you like it a lot better than paper for creative journaling?

I love the canvas paper, it's great for adding lots of layers of collage without curling much... and it has a nice texture. It's hard to rip too, so it makes a sturdy book.

I have been trying to post more journal pictures, but for some reason the uploader won't post it into my reply (the image comes up, but when I click on it to post it, it's gone- nowhere in my post! :confused: )

Anyway, hopefully my computer will behave again soon! :crying:
Thanks all

01-12-2011, 10:16 PM
Tracey, it's not your computer. It's Wet Canvas having an intermittent problem with loading images. You are not alone in not being able to post. Try again later. We'd love to see your new stuff.