More on Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Paper in Sheets

January 24, 2012

See the post for complete details.


Above: Sketch of a pit bull in the journal I made with Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Paper. (The journal is approx. 7 x 9-3/8 inches). There is a tab down the center of the gutter of this spread where I pre-cut out a page. I do this in several places in a new casebound journal to make room for collaged pieces throughout the journal. When I come to a spread that contains a tab I simply work over it in some way, perhaps by drawing on it like I did here, or attaching something to the tab.)

I don't have much more to say about this sketch, except to say that I really enjoy working with the Pentel Pocket Brush pen on Strathmore 500 Series Mixed Media Paper. I like it so much in fact that I had to do several sketches in my new journal before I finally got to one that I was willing to paint over. (That's unusual for me.)

To read more about this wonderful paper and its availability in sheets please see yesterday's post.

    • Miss T
    • January 24, 2012

    Love that dog!

    • Diane
    • January 24, 2012

    Dear Roz,

    I have spent the last couple of days rereading your posts on Journaling Superstitions. I am in need of some reminders and find these posts, and often comments afterwards, a perfect way to get me back to good habits.

    If you never write a book these posts alone are worth the entry cost for us beginner journalers. What a lot of information, almost too much to absorb in one reading! I am at a different place and have different problems than when I began so rereading these posts now are a great refresher course for me.

    What a great way to start the new year!

  1. Reply

    Miss T, thanks, he’s a very happy dog.

  2. Reply

    Diane, I am glad to hear you like the Journaling Superstitions. I not only want them to be part of a book I have an entire book of them I would like to do, with many more. We’ll see what happens.

    In the meantime I’m glad you found them useful for getting back into the swing of things.

    I’m also glad that they spoke to you again, even though your circumstances were different from where you were when you first read them. It makes me happy to know they can be helpful in that way!

    • Lizziebo
    • January 28, 2012

    I’m just saying… a book, hmmm. What a good idea!

    • Carolyn
    • January 29, 2012

    Yes! A book! Journaling Superstitions, by Roz. I know you work on books yourself, but if you need help with design or production…I’d be thrilled to assist!

  3. Reply

    Yep Carolyn, “Journaling Superstitions” is something I’m working. We’ll have to see what publishers want. I don’t want to self-publish just yet. Maybe in the future if other things don’t fall into place.

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    Perfect capture of that dog in such a beautifully small number of lines

  5. Reply

    Thanks Julie. He is a lovely dog. Years ago I didn’t look at Pit bulls much, they aren’t hairy enough for me (I like those wolf-like dogs), but there is something wonderful about seeing the architecture of a dog!

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