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The Complete Decorated Journal: A Compendium of Journaling Techniques Paperback – April 3, 2012
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"This is a lovely, helpful volume that will inspire and attract journalers and scrapbookers alike." --"Booklist" Top 10 Crafts & Hobbies Books for 2010
"You can't miss with this book--for you or for the journaling wannabe on your gift list."--"Cloth Paper Scissors"
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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 ›
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She reviews a lot of things in the beginning that most ppl know who aren't new to crafting. I skipped the first 100 or so pages but once you get to the good stuff there are lots of... Read morePublished 24 days ago by Gwen
Love this ... the helpful book offers a ton of suggestions and ideas.Published 4 months ago by SLCgirl
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 6 months ago by Yorkshire Lass
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 9 months ago by Lena Francis