An abundance of art supplies is a wonderful thing, but it can also be overwhelming. Sometimes I have so many ideas and choices whirling around in my head that I end up doing nothing! I decided to make it easier for myself by working in a journal with a handpicked selection of supplies and a limited color palette of red, black, and cream. The strategy worked! I happily snipped, pasted, and stitched bits of fabric, paper, and thread into my journal with nary an ink pad or pencil in sight!
Here's a simple page with burlap, a velvet flower, and rolled up tubes of paper stitched on with red burlap string. A tiny staple holds a fluttery bit of red string on the right side.
This is the cover of the journal I'm using for my collages. I purchased it a few months at Barnes and Noble, and I love the nubby fabric cover! I was saving it for a special project, and now it's dedicated to red, black, and cream collages.
The journal is filled with this beautiful, handmade lokta paper. I love the creamy hue and the thick, luscious texture of the pages. I can't wait to work in it again!