Journal Spilling: Mixed-Media Techniques for Free Expression

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North Light Books, Oct 9, 2009 - Crafts & Hobbies - 128 pages
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Go ahead—make a mess!

There are no lines to stay inside of here. You're free to quiet your inner critic and spill color (as well as your thoughts) all over the page. Author Diana Trout offers a double-dose of encouragement for you to try out new techniques, to ask yourself new questions and to see how safe of a place your private journal can truly be.

Whether you've been carrying around an art journal for years, or have been waiting for just the right push, in the pages of Journal Spilling you will learn new ways with mixed media as well as new insights about yourself. Step-by-step instruction will make the process easy and you'll explore such techniques as: Using salt, alcohol and wax paper as resists for watercolor "Spilling" color over your page with the help of watercolor crayons Creating unique lines and shapes with a fun ink-blowing technique Making secret pockets and flaps for storing wishes and private reflections Carving and stamping with hand-carved stamps, making your pages even more personal Getting out of a writing rut with prompts and inspiring exercises and much more Find out just how fulfilling using creative expression in your personal journal can be and let Journal Spilling be the friend to offer you support for each page you create.


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User Review  - crazybatcow - LibraryThing

Very good book for its genre. If you're looking for some techniques and some instructions and some motivation and some "how do I complete something without my inner voice telling me it sucks" details ... Read full review


Gathering Supplies
Warming Up
Stretch Spill
Plunge In
Lean Into Trust
Taming the Critic
Secrets Wishes
My Space
Field Trips

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About the author (2009)

Diana Trout majored in painting at Pennsylvania Academy of the Fine Arts and at University of the Arts in Philadelphia. She exhibits and sells her paintings and handmade books at local fairs and galleries and nationally through her website. For fifteen years she has taught journaling, painting, drawing, paperarts, bookbinding and origami to adults and children. Her work can be seen at

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