Book REview Monday: Journal Revolution by Linda Woods and Karen Dinino

I like this books for it’s creativity. It’s a great book for someone moving from scrap booking or written journaling to art journaling.  Many of their tips and techniques could easily be translated to scrap booking.

Using a few materials; computer, paper, sandpaper and paint they create great effects and there are many ideas throughout. My favorite ideas are the faularoid and fauto booth strip. These can be found on pages 38 and 42 respectively.  It details how to turn a computer photo printout and turn it into either  a polaroid or photo booth image with ease.

The negative of this book is one that I find with a lot of art books- readability. My GOD the fonts change size sometimes 3 or 4 times in a single paragraph, making it very hard to read but look really cool. While I over all enjoyed the books the constant font size and weight change forced me to put the books down repeatedly. I think that the editor that allowed this should out in a headlock and told to NEVER allow it again.

It’s a great book for inspiration but the readability is hampered by the font changes. I give this books 4/5 binders needles and 1 paint covered thumb up.

You can find it here on Amazon.