The next size up for me was 6" x 9", and contained water color paper. I bought the watercolor paper journal as a required supply for an online class I took (where the journal was never used). Since I am not watercoloring in this journal, I have found it a bit more difficult with which to work. I have created only three art journal pages in this book.
As a birthday gift to myself, I bought Dyan Reaveley's new Dylusions Creative Art Journal (from Ranger), where the pages measure 11-3/8" x 8-1/4". I have only completed one page in my new journal, but will share that with you today.
Since in her videos, Dyan never says whether or not she has pre-Gesso'd her pages (or whether they are already pre-Gesso'd when you buy the journal), I was hesitant to start adding inks directly onto the page. For this reason, I took a piece of patterned paper, cut it to size and adhered it to the journal page. I then was confident about adding my inks! I love the look since my patterned paper had an embossed "chicken wire" element to it. I then added stickers, including the title letters, and some mail ephemera. Here's the result:
Thanks for continuing to visit my art journaling blog. Working in my art journal(s), regardless of size, gives me great pleasure. One of the lessons I have learned in this new endeavor is to embrace imperfection! You see, in art journaling, there really are no rules! And, it's more about the process than the end result.
Joy to you!