Review of the Dylusions Creative Journal

June 23, 2017

If the above video doesn’t play, please click on the YouTube link to view it.

Today I am reviewing the Dylusions Creative Journal from Ranger Ink. You can find it in many locations via a Google search. There are a variety of sizes for this journal. (I have the 9 x 12 inch journal. There is a small square and small portrait size as well as a black paper square.)

I did my review as a video this time because the cover of this book is unusual and difficult to explain. In less than a couple seconds of video I could get across to you the issues I had with the cover.

That’s really my main issue with this commercially bound journal—the cover attachment flops about and makes it impossible for me to stand, hold this journal, and sketch live subjects the way I enjoy working.

That means this can never be more than a studio journal for me and I’m sad about that because it’s a lovely paper—heavy cream card stock.

If you like to paint with heavy bodied acrylics, dimensional acrylic mediums, and do layers and layers of collage I think that you’ll really enjoy this paper (as long as you don’t also like to stand and sketch).

I didn’t comment on price in my video as those things change so frequently and depend on vendors. I purchased my sample journals at Michaels. I didn’t have a coupon. I believe they were $24.00. I see that they are available on Amazon for $16. Both prices are actually good for a journal of this size containing so many pages (as you’ll see from the video).

Watch the video and decide if this journal is made in a way that suits the way you work.

    • Louise
    • July 1, 2017

    Thank you for reviewing this journal, Roz. I have ordered one and look forward to trying some of the techniques you taught us in your ‘Textures: Backgrounds … ‘ course. You always keep us challenged and productive. It has been life changing for me. Louise

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