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When I travel I like to document my thoughts, experiences and days in a journal. When I have a bit more time (or my husband needs a nap) I like to draw and record the colours and patterns around me too.  Kelly Klapstein’s new products were made for hand lettering but the minute I got my hands on them I knew they’d be great for using as a journal. Traveler’s journals are all the rage right now and Kelly’s journals and juicy pens are definitely going into my suitcase.   If you do a bit of prep before you leave you can have fun making water color backgrounds to add more interest to your documentation.   Here’s how I created my journal:  1]   I prepped my journal page by spreading gesso with an old hotel room key (a loyalty card would work too).  It doesn’t have to be smooth, actually a…

Today on our blog, Kerry Engel is sharing some beautiful watercolour effects on her scrapbook page using Tombow Dual Brush Pens. I love making my own embellishments. This layout began with a doodled flower that I created last summer. I actually have a stash of Tombow flowers just waiting for a story that needs telling (and embellishing). It’s so easy to make your own embellishments with Tombow Dual Brush Pens. In this layout I used the Tombows to create the following accents: 1. Journaling strips 2. Watercoloured flowers 3. Hand lettered title. Make your own customized journaling strips 1. Layer different colors of Tombow ink on watercolour or mixed media paper. 2. Wash with water to create an ombre, watercolour effect. 3. Let it dry then run it through a printer. The first time round I cut the paper into thin journaling strips. I thought my hand lettering was too…

The Spring 2016 issue of Creative Scrapbooker Magazine has been arriving on our subscribers door steps!!!!  YAHOOOOOOO When you subscribe – you receive your copy BEFORE it appears on newsstands AND you never have to worry about missing a SINGLE COPY! SUBSCRIBE TODAY! We SHIP WORLD WIDE Here are a few sneak peeks of what you will see in the Spring issue! Kelly Klapstein has put together an entire article on CREATIVE LETTERING Connie Nichol dabbles in ADULT COLOURING Karen Ellis – creates a FAB-ULICIOUS tote bag Christy Riopel gives her Magenta Nuance powders a WORKOUT AND SOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO much MORE! SUBSCRIBE TODAY – we ship worldwide!