Finally, I finished the travel journal about my vacation in Japan and can show it to you. It’s the 3rd time I am doing a travel journal and one could think I have already a little bit of routine. To some extend I would agree, as I have a list of materials I used and missed, but every journal is different and you learn on the route. Hence, I ended up with material I have not used at all and also material I was missing. On the pictures below you can see what I brought along: some stickers, some stamps, some alphas, glossy accents, washi, pens, adhesive, ruler, rubber, mini-stapler, scissors, sequins, mini ink pads, watercolors, wet wipes, some die-cuts, masks, doilies, origami paper (or patterned paper) and cardstock.
Sounds like a lot, but it all fits in two 6×6 zipper pouches, a plastic box, and a flexible pencil case. The watercolors, wet wipes and LG Pocket Photo Printer stayed extra.The wonderful leather case for the pocket printer was made by atelier-vine.
Before having selected the material I thought of concept I could use for the travel journal in order to reduce the amount of material I want to take with me. This year, the background was 6×6 kraft cardstock. For the layouts I wanted to use white, black and gold together with some origami paper. Additionally, I used bits and pieces from flyers and tickets etc, we collected during our trip. For next time, I should really reduce my stuff more upfront, as using these bits and pieces is a general trend I observe over the time for my travel journals. The photos below show some details of some layouts.
In case you like to see the whole travel journals with all layouts and the extras, then I would be happy if you watch the 5-min-video I have created, as I did not want to make this post too long by too many photos. And in case you find an error on one of my layouts, I spotted it while watching my video and corrected it 🙂