Journal Mapping Tutorial

Posted by on Mar 31, 2011 in About me, Creative Exercises, Map Making, Tutorial | 14 comments

This is my tutorial to contribute to the sweep of spring tutorials my Art Spark group is doing this week.

Next week at Artfest I will be teaching some journal mapping techniques, which will also be in my upcoming book, Personal Geographies: Explorations in Mixed-Media Mapmaking (Nov, 2011, North Light). Here is a small tutorial on a technique I call “Street Mapping”, and I am finishing up a journal I made at Journalfest.

This type of journal is a technique I teach called “Spontaneous Deconstructed Journal“, which is a flat page journal that is bound after the pages are finalized. I make these for specific trips and events.
Enjoy!

Please check out these other three tutorials today also:

Lyric Kinard: Sketchbook Slipcover
Alisa Burke: Spring wreath
Judy Coates Perez: Making a Faced Binding
Happy Thursday!

14 Comments

  1. Very fun. I enjoyed seeing you work. I never thought of using those ink pads, but it is easy and dry (which is really nice). Can’t wait for your book :)

  2. well how easy and fun is that! I’m gonna do it!

  3. What a fun technique!
    Love watching you work :)

    See you next week at Artfest.
    xox
    jen

  4. Hi- great tutorial. I am sorry but I didn’t catch the name of the technique or the type of ink you used for this(bad hearing on my part!). Would love to get the info if possible.
    Thanks

  5. I can’t wait for your book, either! Thanks for the fun technique!

  6. What kind of ink did you use? My daughter and I loved your idea. It will be fun to see what you put into your book!

  7. I love this! Where did you get such thin painter’s tape? Hardware store? I didn’t realize it came that thin!

  8. I cut the tape into strips. Thanks for coming by!

  9. Dye inks work for this, they dry quickly.

  10. I actually found teeny tiny removable tape like that at American Science and Surplus – already all skinny. Now I have a use for it! And Jill, it’s just nice hearing your voice…

  11. Thanks Jill!

    A map might be a nice addition to my Taos journal.

  12. So very excited!
    Just ordered your book Personal Geographies today from Shop Mixed Media!!
    Can’t wait to receive it!

    All the best,
    Mary
    Mixed-Media Map Art

  13. This looks like a great idea, looking forward to seeing your book.

  14. The book came in the mail a week or so ago and just loving your “personal geographies” book. Always been fascinated by the combination of maps/stories, personal and fantastical. Love the historical tidbits and the range of ideas…so very rich. Thanks so much for sharing your curiosity. Looking forward to delving in.

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