Folded Watercolor Journal with Karen Elaine Parsons

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Create a handmade watercolor journal of your own! Join our Facebook Group, the BLICK Creative Community, for a Folded Watercolor Notebook Demo with artist Karen Elaine Parsons on 4/22 at 4 p.m. CST. Learn a combination of book making and watercolor techniques, featuring Yasutomo Pearlescent and Chin...



  1. Using a broad flat hake brush, paint a large watercolor wash and allow to dry completely before removing it from the block.
  2. Fold the watercolor paper into sixteen equal sections, then unfold.
  3. Cut three straight slits in the watercolor paper with scissors.
  4. Accordion fold the sections to create the pages of a book.
  5. Cover the book board using glue with decorative paper, and miter the corners.
  6. Glue the endpapers of the book to each cover.
  7. Using the Niji Waterbrush, paint botanical sketches your journal using Niji Authentic Chinese Watercolors and Niji Pearlescent Watercolors.