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The Complete Decorated Journal: A Compendium of Journaling Techniques Paperback – April 3, 2012
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Top Customer Reviews
I love that Diehn has a less-is-more attitude about art supplies and unlike other books doesn't use hers as a platform to advertise products. (Many books and most craft magazines waste a lot of pages trying to convince readers that they need specific brands of art supplies to even start making art.) She even teaches you how to make your own supplies from natural materials!
The knowledge presented here is encyclopedic, but also a joy to read and very inspiring. Diehn's examples are beautiful and the contributions from other artists are thorough and inspiring.
This is not just a book filled with "recipes" for creating duplicates of an author's work, as so many other books are, though there are fun projects to follow along with especially in the book-binding sections towards the end. Everything is meant to be customized to one own aesthetic and needs. She gives you technical information, history, and techniques that provide a solid learning experience that will help you make visual journals that are your own creations. You will learn the diverse ways that artists and crafters and writers and even scientists use visual journals as tools, as works of art in-and-of themselves and/or as a combination of both.Read more ›
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Just ordered this book and love it - very well and clearly written instructions, lots of inspirational ideas - printed on lovely smooth paper. Am thrilled with it!Published 22 days ago by cookalot
This book drew me into the world of Art Journal/mixed media creation in a fun, inspiring fashion. I keep going back to it for more ideas and inspiration. Read morePublished 4 months ago by Lena Francis
Although my journals look like chicken scratch with cross outs, doodling, and hurried writing, I dream of creating a journal like Diehn's. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Seeker
A WONDERFUL book on art journaling, great pictures and explanations. Also has suggestions for techniques and supplies.Published 13 months ago by Amberley on Amazon