Inside my Art Journal - A Romanov Love Note

Art Journaling with Watercolour

I love this art journal entry.  One of my favourite things to do is to geek out on historical dramas and biopics, and of one the recent ones that I watched was the one about the Romanovs on Netflix. I suppose you can say that this art journal entry was inspired by the show- inspiration struck at the right time!

In the process of creating this journal entry, coincidentally, I found an old Reader's Digest story about Tsar Nicholas and his wife. It was a beautiful poem that the Tsar wrote to his Tsarina. I used it as a little collage piece to embellish the painting. 

I painted this piece during my 2-week stay in Manila, The Philippines. I was accompanying my husband who participated at a Poker tournament at that time. I travelled with my art supplies and art journal to keep myself occupied- but also because I know that I wont be able to go anywhere without it. As I often say to many people, my journal is an extension of me.

This art journal page spread was painted with gouache, watercolour and a drawing pen for details on a 110gsm recycled paper. 

Most of your art journal inserts are made out of recycled paper, and I usually go for the affordable ones. 

For the watercolour, I used a basic Sakura travel watercolour palette and some basic brushes that I purchased from a local stationery store in Manila.

// An intuitive creator and a facilitator of creative breakthroughs, Shia Lynn lives a creative life in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia with her husband and cats. She enjoys home organising, decluterring and art journaling, and loves all things magickal and mystical. Shia Lynn offers intuitive art classes, workshops and private therapeutic art life coaching sessions. Shia Lynn also curates the local art & handmade scene on her platform, The Artsy Craftsy, and co-organizes artisanal markets called The Craft Affair. Email
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