I love books like Journal It! Perspectives in Creative Journaling that include art and design from multiple designers because you get so many different styles. I have come to grips with the fact that I rarely can achieve the same look as another artist and quite frankly I really shouldn’t want to, but having control of the outcome is empowering. Journal It! Perspectives in Creative Journaling includes 19 artists and is positively a wealth of inspiration and techniques. It covers virtually all materials and ways to get color on a page so no matter what you like to work with you will find something that will either be right in your comfort zone or inspire you to try something new. I was inspired by contributing artist Corey Moortgat. To see an inside peek into her art and what it inspired me to make in my altered book pop on over to Sweater Surgery.
More about the book from the publisher Lark Crafts:
“Book arts, journaling, and collage come together in Journal It!, where 19 mixed-media artists showcase their signature techniques, tips, and creativity boosters. The featured work ranges from lettering expert Jill K. Berry’s beautifully calligraphied travel journals to Jeannette Sclar’s whimsical gardening books, and the techniques include everything from toner-based transfer to stitching with fabric and paper. With over 200 inspirational photos to guide them, even beginners can create works of art right from the start.“
By Stefanie Girard