This is the cover of one of my Printmaking journals. As you can see, I really went to town on this! The techniques used are collage, layering and drawing.
I am very fond of silver and gold pens and can doodle for hours with these. Mark making was done with whatever was at hand. Layers were build up with tissue paper. I love building layers with these, as the colours show through each other. I use PVA glue as it dries clear and provides a nice surface for working on.
The very first thing I do when I get a journal is decorate. It is a beginning. Funnily enough though, if its a journal for writing in, I never write on the first page! I have been known to start at the back. It’s as if I don’t want to spoil the first page! How crazy is that?