I can’t believe that we are almost halfway through January. But I’m happy how the year started and how much I created during the first weeks of January. Firstly, my new Skillshare class was published on the 6th. It’s about making transparent floral stickers. I really enjoy making transparent stickers. Check out the class here: https://skl.sh/3O50P8s
I’ve also finally archived my 2019 Travel Journal including all the paraphernalia that goes with it! So now I can continue to work on the COVID times Travel Journal and to prepare for the upcoming one.
I also started the year creating an acrylic painting. It was my first time to use a palette knife to paint. I had the wrong mixing palette so it was hard to mix the paints and to take the paint from it. It’s not great but I’m happy to have a try. 🙂
Also, my mini sketchbook project is moving forward and my journals are regularly filled. However, this week will be mostly dedicated to admin work. But that has to be done too. Please have a great week!
Three years ago I was digitalising some of my one pager travel journals that I’ve created on my sketchbooks. Who would have thought that travelling would not be possible in the next two years. But somehow, I haven’t been very keen in creating more journals when I got to travel again. I’ve started a new journal for it but haven’t gone too far. However, I’m getting back to it and now in a larger scale. My dream is to create a travel journal starting from planning a travel, during travels and after travels. I’m starting it now for my next travel in March. This includes maps, routes, hotels and cost, inland travels and cost, things to prepare, places to see, things to do, food to eat, things to buy… It’s fun but there’s a lot more thinking needed to put into it. It’s not just a take out your sketchbook while traveling and start to draw kind of thing…
If you want to see more of my travel journals, you can find them here! You can also find my scrapbooks here. If you have created travel journals, please don’t hesitate to share them with me. Thanks!
I returned from a holiday in Malta. And as usual, I’ve gathered items to create another Travel Scrapbook.
As I mentioned in my previous blog, at one point I have so many of these – boarding passes, travel tickets, museum tickets, business cards, postcards, brochures, maps, receipts… I didn’t exactly know what to do with them that I started to throw them away until I thought that why not try scrapbooking.
The process of scrapbooking has been so fun for me. Venice was the first scrapbook that I immediately created as soon as I returned from my holiday. I would really love to be able to put the scrapbook together right away and to cherish the memories in one place. In the past, I had all the items scattered everywhere for a long time which made scrapbooking less enjoyable. As I look at the items I’ve collected during the trip, I can already picture in my head how I will be creating my Malta Scrapbook and I’m really excited how this will turn out. I guess I’m getting better at this each time. 🙂
Do you have a travel scrapbook that you just finished creating? Please comment and share for inspiration. Thanks!
I’m really happy to have returned from a holiday in Venice and being able to immediately scrapbook my travel. This was my first time ever! As mentioned in my previous blog, I’ve collected all kinds of things from my travels but didn’t really know what to do about them up until now…
Next step is to create my travel journal as I was not able to make it on the go. I didn’t have the time during the trip and also, it was so hot to be drawing outside. Yes, the temperature reached to 37C! So it was a relief to return to Helsinki and enjoy a cooler weather.
Here is my travel journal from pre COVID. Hopefully, I can fill another sketchbook.
What do you do with the paper items you collect during a trip? Please let me know!