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Journal Spilling: Mixed-Media Techniques for Free Expressionby Diana Trout
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Go aheadmake a mess
There are no lines to stay inside of here. You're free to quiet your inner critic and spill color (as well as your thoughts) all over the page. Author Diana Trout offers a double-dose of encouragement for you to try out new techniques, to ask yourself new questions and to see how safe of a place your private journal can truly be.
Whether you've been carrying around an art journal for years, or have been waiting for just the right push, in the pages of Journal Spilling you will learn new ways with mixed media as well as new insights about yourself. Step-by-step instruction will make the process easy and you'll explore such techniques as: Using salt, alcohol and wax paper as resists for watercolorSpilling color over your page with the help of watercolor crayonsCreating unique lines and shapes with a fun ink-blowing techniqueMaking secret pockets and flaps for storing wishes and private reflectionsCarving and stamping with hand-carved stamps, making your pages even more personalGetting out of a writing rut with prompts and inspiring exercises and much moreFind out just how fulfilling using creative expression in your personal journal can be and let Journal Spilling be the friend to offer you support for each page you create.
At its core, "Journal Spilling" is about incorporating journaling and art making into daily life. In addition to step-by-step instruction for getting started in 25 media techniques including watercolor, resist, ink, and transfers, the text presents exercises to help with writing.
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