The Chance Journal

Sharing pages from the journal that I've dubbed The Chance Journal!

Art by Tammy Garcia.
Art by Tammy Garcia.
Art by Tammy Garcia.

There's mystery to handmade paper, even machine-made paper that you've never used before. It takes time to get to know paper, don't you think? So I didn't know what would happen. I thought it best to start by doing pen & paint tests, with the results serving as a reference for the rest of the journal. A segue. An appetizer. The left is the very first page and the right is the other side. No bleed-through.

Art by Tammy Garcia.
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Art by Tammy Garcia.
Art by Tammy Garcia.
Art by Tammy Garcia.

This is a handmade journal by Iona that my husband + kids got for me in at the Fort Worth Arts Festival. I selected a journal with handmade watercolor paper. The paper feels like cotton! I like the journal so much that I got a smaller one at the arts festival the very next year The front leather cover wraps around; a heck of a decadent and ultra-yummy journal.

The paper is kind of nubby and textured watercolor paper. Part of the fun in working in a handmade journal is not knowing what on earth the paint will do, and enjoying the ride. I really like the way that all of my pens & ink & w/c & gouache work on this paper. It just makes me want to explore & experiment.

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