You’ll Love This Art Journaling Book If:
- You want to overcome your creative block and create a well of artistic ideas
- You want to start an art journal in order develop larger art projects
- You simply want to find a new creative form of self-expression
Dreaming From the Journal Page covers a wide range of art journaling tips & techniques
for artists looking to start their own personal artistic journey. Author & artist Melanie Testa discusses techniques such as collaging, stencils, transfers, soy wax, decorative drawing & much more.
Each section of this art journaling book is dedicated to fundamental principle of art journaling such as color, drawing, mixed media techniques and also includes art journaling challenges and ideas as well as a gallery of completed art journaling examples.
In Dreaming From the Journal Page You’ll Learn:
- How to mix your own color wheel
- How to add gradations and resists to your art journal pages
- How to choose the journal & art journaling materials that are right for you
- How to draw, doodle, layer & texturize each page into it’s own masterpiece
About the Author: Melanie Testa
Melanie is an accomplished artist, graduated from the Fashion Institute of Technology with a degree in Textile and Surface Design. She is dedicated to finding artists of all skill levels uncover their own creativity in a host of art workshops & retreats she holds & participates in around the country.
A Word From the Author:
In this book, I present techniques for you to use in your journal practice. All of the techniques can be used on paper, and most can be used on cloth as well. There are techniques that have direct correlations. Frisket paper (a low-tack, adhesive stencil plastic), for example, is a mask that when used on paper yields with a shiny side that irons easily to cloth. As you progress through the pages of this book, you are encouraged to layer, build and use multiple techniques on a single page, giving your ideas depth, dimension and maturity. Wherever possible, we will make connections between the similarities and differences between paper and cloth – these are called Jumping-Off Points.
There are project ideas scattered throughout the book as well. I present these tchniques and ideas in the hopes of pushing the horizon of possibility farther than you might imagine. Always remember that these are techniques, not goals in and of themselves.
What Other Artist's Are Saying
Melanie has an easy conversational tone that makes the book an enjoyable and engaging read and the entire book is illustrated with clear, bright, beautiful photographs of step by step directions, examples and artwork. This book is sure to become the one "must have" book for art journalers so whether you're a beginning or experienced art journaler I highly recommend adding this book to you personal library! - Sue Bleiweiss
Check out this free stencil exercises straight from the pages of Dreaming From the Journal Page!