• stationery

    My Sketchbook, Journal and Notebook Collection

    Today I thought I would share some of my notebooks. These are the current ones I use on a regular basis. I own quite a number more than this but it’s actually quite embarrassing how many notebooks I own and have never used. You’ll notice a few which aren’t technically notebooks, but I thought I would include them anyway. Handbook Journal Co Sketchbook I use an A5 sketchbook from Handbook Journal Co as a place to keep all of my messy ideas. This is where I do some of my urban sketching and work on some of the more visual parts of personal projects. I really love the paper in…

  • art & design

    Using Goodnotes As A Sketchbook

    I use a lot of sketchbooks in class. Between sketchbooks and visual journals I have gone through a lot of paper. And that is really bad for the environment. Especially since most of those sketchbooks are half full. So recently I decided to do a little experiment and try using a totally digital sketchbook. For this experiment I am using the Goodnotes app for the iPad. With this you can use the Apple Pencil (with the iPad Pro) or a regular stylus and write on the iPad. The one thing I like about this app is that you can have different notebooks which work exactly like an actual notebook. You…

  • art & design

    What’s In My Sketchbook

    I’m terrible at finishing sketchbooks. I usually give up on a sketchbook half way through and buy another one. So the fact that not only did I finish a sketchbook but did it in under 4 months is kind of unbelievable. So here are some of my favourite pages. HAND LETTERING Some advice from my doctor just after being diagnosed with CFS. I did another version of this which became sort of popular on Tumblr. I Have Loved The Stars: I had seen something like this on Etsy and really wanted to buy it, but the artist had attributed the quote to Galileo. It’s actually from The Old Astronomer by Sarah…

  • art & design

    How to Make Marbled Paper

    Paper marbling is a method of aqueous surface design, which can produce patterns similar to smooth marble or other stone. This technique is normally done with kids but considering the amount of mess I managed to make I wouldn’t recommend it. This paper marbling technique is really easy to do and you’ll get some interesting pages as a result. These could be used in other art projects or you could even use them as envelopes or wrapping paper. YOU WILL NEED: How: This technique is lots of fun. You could spend hours and hours trying out different paint combinations and different types of paper. I really enjoyed dipping coloured sheets…