Monday, August 4, 2014

Travel Journal

I showed you this cover page before my journey, but thought I'd show you again before we delve into some of my pages today.
I used a Maya Road 4 hole ringed notebook style with removable chipboard pages. I like the thick sturdy cover of this style. I like being able to put things into the book and move them around as the trip and after trip work develops.
So last week while I geeked out and watched the 3 episodes of PBS's "Your Inner Fish" from the record setting on the tv, I sat  on the floor and got into an arty mood with this project.
I originally had made an inner cover page using the chipboard that came with this book. But then I decided to scrap it and save it for a future project. I particularly liked this postcard I found at Target right in downtown Seattle. I think it makes a great front because of the big white printing and slightly retro photo. Can you see that A page right behind that postcard? I organized the book as the trip was organized with an A (days in Seattle), B (our National Park travels) and C (when we got to Oregon). I have a D page too, for when we headed back to Seattle to fly home.
I stamped the plane using a B Line stamped I've had for eons. This page only came with big letter A printed on it.
The page on the right was stamped with the old planes (Impression Obsession) before we left. I added the ticket and some cut up brochure info to the page, along with a bit of washi tape and a tag.
Notice the Hotel Nexus paper on the left opens up.
Makes a great place to add some things.
 Here's my B and C pages. I started with pages from an October Afternoon journal kit. I didn't use the whole kit, but I liked these pages because they made a great way to break up the journal into different legs of our trip.
I sprayed the B page and added the cardboard dots, a cardboard star and some stickers.
This is a collaging and scrapbooking project. No photos added, except for postcards, brochures and other things I scavenged along the way. But I did use some stickers, metal button sticks and paper from from stash.
My travel journals are always fun for me to make. And they're great when I look back on them later.
One of these day I will try a sketching travel journal.
Problem is when we do one of these road trip vacations we don't seem t sit still long enough to sketch.
I'll spare you a super long post today.
Will be back with more snaps of my travel journal soon.


Anita Houston said...

Your collage travel album is wonderful! It would make any trip more special!

Aga Gasiniak said...

Beautiful creativity. Thank you for sharing!