Art Journals Unbound with Quinn McDonald

T3492_CM_ArtJournalUnbound.inddQuinn McDonald introduced you to the idea of creating unbound art journals in her book, Inner Hero Creative Art Journal and now she’ll guide you as you create four different ways to carry those pages. First, Quinn will show you why loose-leaf journal pages are a good idea, and how those pages can influence what kind of carrier you make. Then you’ll use hand-decorated papers, like monsoon paper, to weave a cover for a binder. Along the way, Quinn will share tips and tricks for adapting and decorating a binder in different ways. Then, create two decorative boxes in a variety of sizes using multiple acrylic painting techniques to store your unbound journals. Finally, you’ll make a no-sew burlap folder sized to fit your journal pages. There’s no end to the inspiration and ideas you’ll get for making your own unbound art journals!

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Complete video run time: 80 minutes

Complete Materials List for Art Journals Unbound with Quinn McDonald:

  • Acrylic gel medium or gloss medium
  • Acrylic paints: Payne’s Gray, Quinacridone Burnt Orange, Gold, Interference Gold and Turquoise
  • Burlap
  • Cardboard box
  • Circle punch
  • Collage papers, including monsoon papers
  • Cuticle remover
  • Cutting board with measurements
  • Embroidery thread
  • Found boxes
  • Frog tie
  • Fusible webbing
  • Gesso
  • Heavy chipboard binder
  • Hole punch
  • Iron
  • Ironing board
  • Matte medium
  • Natural sea sponge
  • Paint brushes, variety of sizes
  • Painter’s tape
  • Parchment paper
  • Pencil
  • Pin or needle
  • Scissors
  • Steam-a-seam tape
  • Stretch elastic
  • Tags
  • Teflon sheet
  • Watercolor paper
  • Waterproof markers

Sample projects from Art Journals Unbound With Quinn McDonald:

Journal 1Journal 2Journal 3Journal 4

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