Today I am sharing ideas for creating an art journal in a traveler’s notebook insert. When using a traveler’s notebook, you are limited in the supplies you can use if you want to avoid bleeding or ghosting. Below I share my process and my supplies.
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- Studio Calico Traveler’s Notebook (from the January 2020 Subscription kit)
- Distress Oxide stamp pads in Worn Lipstick and Faded Jeans
- Tim Holtz Bubbles Layering Stencil
- Dina Wakely Scribbled faces stencil
- Amy Tangerine Alphabet Stamp Set (discontinued)
- Brilliance Ink pad
- Crayola Supertips
- Mildliner Highlighters in grey
- White Gelly Roll in 05
Tips and Tricks
Since the pages of the traveler’s notebook insert are so thin, you want to be careful of the products you are using. I intend to use the following page so I made sure to use material that wouldn’t ghost or bleed. You can check out my Planner Stamping 101 video for more background as to why I chose the Brilliance Ink. Using Distress Oxide inks with a blending sponge, ensured that it wouldn’t bleed or ghost. Had I stamped using the ink, there would’ve been bleeding.
I also limited the accent material I used. If you use thicker card stocks and chipboards, it will create bumps in future layouts. Therefore I stuck to printer paper and sticker paper.
Thank you for reading along today. If you are interested in more art journal videos and even more detailed tutorials, let me know in the comments below!