|Girlie Girl #1|
While there, I know I will have a little quiet time in the hotel room so I want to bring a little travel kit of journaling supplies to take with me. As you know, I've several (many, actually!) journals and was trying to assess which one might be better to take. I remembered I'd scored two different sizes of Ikea scrapbooks, that were on clearance the last time the kids took me there, because they were a seasonal item and have snowflakes imprinted on the fronts. (Any good journaler knows that a snowflake is easily done away with after we put our materials to work!) I decided to test one for journaling. The paper is very thin, like inexpensive copy paper really. That isn't a problem though as a test page of gesso to both sides took very well or, alternatively, I could decoupage several pages together for added strength. But I wanted to see how far I could push the paper itself ... and so I did.
|Girly Girl #2|
Girlie Girl #1 is just watercolour pencil unwatered and Sakura black marker 01.
Girly Girl #2 is once again, watercolour pencil and markers (01, 05 and Brush) but with added stenciling, embellishments and water -- I applied water to the pencil colouring behind her head. Again, the paper held up well with just a very mild bit of warping. Girlie Girl #2's quote says: "Sweet memories are a rare jewel which time polishes to perfection",
This little journal will work fine for my needs. And so I have a little shoebox of "stuff" to take in my suitcase. It probably has far more in it than I need, but its my first travel-kit. I don't get out much, you know. ,-)