Creating a new Traveler’s Notebook Art Journal

I am all over the place with Art Journaling. Or not at all, I’m not sure. I am not really working consistently in the different books I have going at the moment, so I should concentrate on just one or two I guess…

Collage time with iHanna in a Travelers Notebook Art Journal or glue book (whatever you want to call it)

Maybe I need to finish those ongoing art journals or simply be more concentrated by working in just one at a time, like I used to do when I first started art journaling. But instead of writing about my struggles with being consistent and the sometimes confusing maintenance of living an artistic life, I’m doing the opposite. I’m starting in a new notebook! Because, heh, it’s fun.

I always feel invigorated and happy when I get to christen the white pages (or cover) of a blank notebook with my art. In this one, I’m going for “all over the page with colorful collages.” Here is how it all got started:

Collage Time Video: A New Art Journal

I made another episode of “Collage Time”, the first one was about my book notes notebook cover, this one is about the new little journal that I (kind of) “created”:

Collage Time Video Episode 2. If you can’t see the video above click here to watch it on YouTube. Please give it a thumbs up and write a comment over there too, because it helps get the video seen by more people. :-)

In the video I show how I make the traveler’s notebook regular size book, create the collaged cover and start using the Art Journal. I love how the cover came out, which is a sign I might keep working in this notebook… I’m also really loving TN’s and how portable and neat this system is (with the TN cover). Have you made an art journal in this small and narrow size yet? If not, I hope you’ll give it a try.

Art Journal Collage Cover by iHanna - Video Collage time with iHanna in a Travelers Notebook

BTW, if you want to know more about TN’s read my ultimate TN guide here. The size of this notebook is 11 x 21 centimeters (4,3 x 8,2 inches).

PS: In case you haven’t joined the postcard swap yet, you can now sign up now by clicking here DIY Postcard Swap.

I will contact all participants after the last day to sign up, which is 26th of May. Before that no need to worry about me not contacting you. Just sayin. :-)

6 Responses

  1. Loved the video. I love collage and would love for you to do more!!;))🧡

  2. New notebooks are great! Especially when the covers are arted!

    I just found way too many journals and notebooks and sketchbooks in my storage room. No new purchases for a while. But no shortage of new notebooks…

  3. Thanks for sharing your fun video with us! I also agree it is often more fun to create something new than continue to work on a previous project. The energy that comes from starting – just think of all those possibilities – is often much more fun than what sometimes feels like dragging through the middle of a project. Im definitely in favor of reinvigorating ourselves!! And for me, sometimes that extra burst of excitement causes me to be excited about working on an old project as well. Either way, I think creating art should be fun! We have many other things in life that we must do, but I want creating to be my fun outlet. Well go back to the older projects, or we can pass them along to someone else or upcycle them, but I dont think we should feel guilty or bad about working on something new that were excited about and makes us happy! Thank you for giving us that reminder!

  4. I know the feeling of having too many projects going on. Every day I keep up in my TN for my everyday life. Recently I came up with a “system” to work on several projects: Monday = cardmaking day (birthday/Christmas cards), Tuesday = ephemera making day, Wednesday = working on a fabric journal cover ala Teesha Moore (old abandoned project that I restarted after 5 years?), Thursday = junk journal day, Friday = swap-bot day (to work on projects I have to make). Weekend = freeplay!
    I am doing this for several weeks and I love it! Monday I am eager to continue on my Christmas cards (already? yes!) and Wednesday I love to pick up my fabric crafting again. It works great for me…..