Journal Flip: The Turquoise Journal

Not sure how many altered books I’ve done now, but at least eight (8)!!!! Last year I filmed a bunch of journal flips and I realize I haven’t shared this one!!! There are links to other flip-thru videos at the bottom of the post. This is the Turquoise Journal. I can never figure out a name so I use the color of the original cover or some play on the cover image or title. Otherwise I forget what I named them!

Mixed media art journal page with little stitched flaps by Tammy Garcia

Mixed media art journal page with little stitched flaps by Tammy Garcia

Mixed media art journal page by Tammy Garcia

Mixed media art journal page by Tammy Garcia

Here’s a flip-through of an altered hardback book that I turned into an art journal. This is a pretty big one, with 41 spreads. Do you see finished journals as projects? Or a container for individual pages? I like to visualize it as a project rather than separate page? So there’s a certain synergy to a finished journal - it’s more than the sum of its parts.

In this journal project I’ve used Golden heavy body acrylics, Caran D'Ache Neocolors, found papers, ink, washi tape, and thread. I have developed some resources to help you in your art journaling practice: Art Journaling 101 [getting started] and Art Journaling 102 [my favorite papers, paints, pens, etc.] or take a mixed media art journaling workshop with me!

Mixed media art journal page by Tammy Garcia

Mixed media art journal page by Tammy Garcia

Mixed media art journal page by Tammy Garcia

Mixed media art journal page by Tammy Garcia