Ways to add to your journal

Ideas for the front side of the painting pages

  • Outline the painting, emphasizing all the value changes.
  • Write along all the edges of the painting.
  • Paint on a separate piece of watercolor paper or other type of paper and glue it to the page.
  • Before you start the painting, make a frame with tape. When your painting is done, pull off the tape and outline the taped edges.

Ideas for the back side of the painting pages

  • Journal your thoughts about the area, the weather, new friends, and events.
  • Glue collected vacation ephemera.
  • Doodle.
  • Add maps.
  • Add color charts and experiments.
  • Use an old slide mount to frame a small photo.
  • Using stencils make words with interesting letters.
  • Stamp.
  • Take pictures of the area you are painting and add them to your watercolor journal.

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