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Above: Spread from the 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia journal I'm keeping in the studio. A painted background texture which includes some metallic rubberstamp ink stenciled on the page, and a sketch of a dog on heavyweight paper which I cut out and glued to this page along with the text page at the base of the dog and the lacy lavender paper on the far right. The writing, which was in white Sharpie Poster Pen, is not related to the image and is obscured for privacy.
Typically I only keep one journal at a time. This year's fake journal was large (11 x 8.5 inch pages) and I really enjoyed working large. But I don't enjoy lugging a large journal around.
After IFJM (International Fake Journal Month, which is April if you haven't been following along) ended, I decided to continue keeping two journals for a bit. (I've done this before; I kept another journal at the same time I was working on P10 from 2010 for example.)
Before IFJM I purchased a 9 x 12 inch Fabriano Venezia Journal as a backup plan. I still had it and decided to work my way through it.
Above: Prepainted background that was to become the page at this post's opening. (Sorry the color is so whacky in this image, I was shooting in odd light. The first image is representative of the actual color.)
I'm still working with some of the colors I used in my fake journal. And while I have tested these journals in the past I haven't worked all the way through one, so I want to see how they will hold up to a variety of methods I like to use. (More on all that in future posts.)
Here are two close up views of the painted textures on this spread.