Tuesday, September 1, 2015

Fun Ideas for your Watercolor ART Journal, Part 2

Here are some more ideas for how to add interest, color and creativity to your watercolor art journal.  These are some of the things that I will do to the back of the page in my journal.

· Pre-paint with a light watercolor wash of cobalt blue, permanent rose and transparent
       yellow watercolor paints for a colorful journaling background.
· Journal your thoughts and about the area you are visiting.  Be sure to include the date.
· Journal about the area, weather, new friends and events.
· Using an archival glue stick or matte medium, glue collected vacation ephemera to your journal pages.  Overlap and connect object.
· Paint the page with black gesso before adding things.  Use white gel pens on this page.
Paint a collection - here I did a study of barns and buildings 


Pat said...

I love every one of these J.. what's not to love after all! But. I my favorite is the olive grove.. nice color, sketching, writing.. what great memories that brings back.

Jacqueline Newbold said...

Hi Pat,
I was inspired by all the lovely greens in the olive trees while painting in Provence, France. I was trying to figure out how to capture that lovely green! Thanks for the comment!