using a travel journal

by:Xprinter     2019-11-15
Diary is a great way to record and reflect on travel.
I usually write a diary when I travel for a long time, but in my recent European trip I was able to use some new methods.
I\'m going to share what I brought in the mini art supply kit, how do I integrate photos, what kind of magazines I use with paper types, there are other tips and tricks to help you record your next trip. Why this type.
I originally wrote a diary specifically for this trip, filled with different types of paper and pages so that I had room to stick things in.
About a month before the trip, I used a diary of a half-binder and half-book at home, and finally I decided to bring an empty book with only a binder.
In this way, almost all the log sections will come from the trip.
I will outline in the next two steps How I Made It and How to use it. I bought a 2-
Ring binder in the scrapbook section of my local crafts store.
I found a book that felt great to accommodate the binder.
After cutting the page with x-
Acto, I can drill a few holes in the spine to get the adhesive rivets in.
However, I decided to wrap a blackboard with matching paper on some cut-off pages and install the binder on it and stick it to the spine.
In this way, the rivets will not be displayed on the outside of the spine.
I have created another note on how to make a custom version of my binder log that provides more detailed instructions.
The binder format allows you to easily add any type of paper and most items to your diary.
It\'s also easier to work on the page because you can take them out on the plane and process them.
Traditional journals can be difficult because of their tight binding.
Just create a card template that can be used to guide punch holes in each new project.
You will also need to make sure that your mini Punch has a clear bottom for you to see where you punch.
I have kept a small envelope for all the points generated by punching in the front of the diary to avoid looking for a trash can every time I take the diary out.
To create a punch template, mark the location of the binder ring on a card, postcard or other paper.
Punch holes in the marks you make.
To take this step more clearly, I removed the bottom of my hole punch, but my punch actually has a transparent cover, and I can see the position of the hole when punching, and the paper can still be captured.
This is ideal and should be considered when purchasing a mini punch.
Place the template on every extra piece of paper or object you want to add to your diary to easily punch holes in the right place.
When your fist is full, empty the dots into an envelope that has been added to your diary.
Various types of paper are useful.
I got most of my on the go, but you might want to save some time and money and put a little bit of each type of book before you go.
Don\'t fill it up, though.
Other items need a lot of space.
I printed some city maps for the city I knew we would be arriving before departure.
I was able to use the hotel maps when they were too big or hard to read.
It was also interesting to mark the places we visited there.
I also made an envelope with plastic bags for my favorite Dublin map.
I wanted to add a few sheets of paper to get me started before we went to the airport, but that was one thing I forgot.
When we passed security two hours before the plane took off, I was desperate for some paper.
All I could find was the legal mat for a magazine, so it took me a bit of time to tear it up to a certain size and punch it in.
This notebook is fine when I want to write, but I need some white paper to draw more attractive paintings.
I opened my eyes on some different paper options and within a day or two of arriving in Dublin I found a shop that sells art supplies.
They have several stacks of colorful scrapbooks.
This is great for photos and paintings and adds personality to any images I put on the photos.
After spending some time on the road, I started collecting various items that could draw/write like paper bags and flyers.
This is my favorite thing to deal with because they represent the experience of myself.
I enhance them by adding drawings or writing.
I didn\'t use much of my watercolors in the first few days, but when I finally got a chance, scrapbook paper didn\'t absorb paint very well, I was sad.
It is very small and will not mix.
Later, I was very happy to find another art store with watercolor postcards.
The paintings are fantastic and I can even mail them home to my friends!
To avoid punching holes in the entire pad, I used my tape to paste the card paper from the spare Zink card (
See add photo steps)
The back of the pad and punch holes in it.
I collected various items for my kit and used them with the diary I left at home a month before my trip.
This helps me determine what I don\'t need and what needs to be added.
Finally, here\'s what\'s in my kit :-
Mini tape and swii tape roll (
I only recommend one type of tape.
Sticky and bulky)-
Various pens and marks
Pencil, I forgot one and finally bought one at the museum we visitedwhite out-mini crayons-
Crayon stub, I bought it on the road too, with the aim of making some extensions.
Sadly, I have no chance.
And paper tape stickers-
Glue sticks, I would usually recommend the Crayola glue sticks, but they will dry after a long period of not using them.
This saginte Brand Glue stick has not been used for at least a year in my kit and is still smooth and sticky. -
Pencil sharpener-eraser-
Scissors, if you are flying, make sure they are under 4 in order to carry them.
I brought two pairs.
I love my Crane scissors because they have precise tips, but I have more confidence in being able to carry foldable scissors.
Finally, neither of these issues seems to be a security issue. -
Clear mini punch at the bottom
Mini watercolor set
Travel watercolor pen-
Zink smart paper for LG printer paper (
See add photo steps)
I made this kit with mint boxes and some InstaMorph plastic.
I don\'t have a progress photo of it, but if you \'ve used these things or want to play for a while, you can do it with these basic instructions.
I also made instructions on how to make similar Instructure in Altoids tin with built-in palettes. -
Apply a very thin layer of InstaMorph on the bottom and sides-
Cut the strips into a central wall.
Reconnect them by pouring a small amount of hot water into the tin
Melt the plastic that has covered the inside of tin. -
Let the refrigerator cool or place for a few minutes. -
Lay a very thin piece of plastic on a flat surface, re-
Melt it and press it on the top of the tin part where your paint will go.
Trim edges.
This is your seal and when you put the tin in place it will prevent most of the wet paint from leaking or mixing with other colors. -
Fold the paper towel and trim to fit the lid. -
Add your paint and let it dry. -
It closed the rubber band.
The plastic inside the hinge prevents my lid from being completely closed, but it is necessary to make it waterproof.
LG pocket photo is a Bluetooth thermal printer that lets you print from your phone or tablet to 2 \"x3\" non-printed paper.
With this printer, I was able to print the best photos of the day and add them to my diary as we went.
This thing is the best friend of my trip except my husband.
It\'s fun to use.
I chose to trick me into using Polaroid PoGo * paper because it is exactly the same as LG, but it has a peel and sticky back.
If you take one of them with you during your trip, I strongly recommend that you carry a portable charger with you to ensure that your phone and printer have enough power supply when you need it.
The LG Pocket Photo app allows you to print to a pocket photo printer and format images using text, QR codes, emojis, frames, filters, and collages.
These different features provide a lot of options for your travel logs.
* There are several types of Bluetooth thermal printers on the market.
The most prominent are Polaroid PoGo and LG pocket photos.
I have a PoGo that I enjoyed many years ago.
However, as it is a big brick charger, its travel is not very good.
I think they have eliminated it in the latest model, but I decided to try the LG pocket photo.
The main difference is that the LG model requires you to print from their free app, and PoGo prints directly from your photo gallery.
The LG app is really cool as it allows you to collage multiple images and add frames and text.
PoGo paper is better than LG because it has peeling and sticking back.
Use the app: The app is very easy to use and does not require much explanation, but here are some suggestions to keep in mind.
When you first import photos into the app, the QR code and date stamp you see will not be displayed on the printed image unless you click on them and add information.
The QR code may seem a bit useless in the travel log, but it can be used to add additional information that may or may not be available in space or attractive, or is not possible in a physical book.
You can add the museum website to the photos you enjoy some beautiful artwork, or add a Who youtube video to the photos you visit Dr. Wales, it may even be the email address of a new friend you meet at Boyle\'s hostel.
The app allows you to easily add dates, and while it may not always be attractive, it is necessary to indicate your page date in the diary so that the page can be moved so easily.
Of course, you can set the date for the page with a pen, but sometimes it is more convenient to add the date to the image.
You don\'t have to always use the tools of the app.
If you have another interesting image editor on your phone, you can also use it.
Just use other apps and save the completed image to the camera.
They can then be imported into the pocket photo app to print without changing.
Cheat your LG to print on PoGo paper (
Or vice versa)
: The printer uses a bar code on a blue card on each pack of paper to determine whether you have inserted LG or Polaroid paper.
They are all made by Zink and are the same (
Except for the sticker at the back).
All you need to do to use Polaroid paper in LG is to use the blue card in LG paper packaging instead of the blue card package in Polaroid.
After scanning, you can add more paper without adding a blue card.
The blue card can also clean the machine, so if your photo is a stripe or strange color, just re-
Insert a blue card from the LG pack to clean it.
Cleaning the printer: the printer needs to be cleaned when the image is spotted or discolored.
To clean the printer, pull out the blue card paper zinc sheet code paper and place it face down below the printer paper.
The next time you print it will spit out this paper before you print the photo and you should see an improvement in the quality of the picture.
You can see an example of a front and back cleaning image above.
Collage the four photos together, save the paper, describe the four different parts of an activity, or separate the four to get a very small picture.
On one page, I describe four different aspects of our trip to Boyle, Ireland.
On the flyer for the Dublin summer market, I added small photos of our experience in these markets.
Sometimes you are just overwhelmed by an idea.
I have a postcard written by Keri Smith called \"Everything is connected\" and I used to do some tips.
Before I left, I tore something that would work when traveling.
I don\'t use them all, but a lot of them are interesting.
My favorite is the stain log.
I didn\'t fill it up when I was traveling, so I will add it to my home log to get it done.
My husband found a beautiful Crow feather.
Irish Crows are not the same as any of the birds we see in Texas.
After picking up the feathers, he cut off the end and made a feather pen.
I use my watercolor pen like ink and put it in a clear plastic sleeve.
Don\'t forget that flyers, tickets and other items can represent what you do well on your trip.
Some of these items can be punched and added like any piece of paper.
However, some are too small or by the United Nations
Materials that can be worn.
When I bought a binder at the art store, I also found some sleeves.
These sleeves allow me to put things that I don\'t have in the book.
And put items quickly.
Sometimes they are just storage space for items that I\'m not sure what to do with yet.
I will take them out later to stick or annotate.
I also made a few sleeves with the plastic and paper bags I got along the way, so if you can\'t get access to these pre-made sleeves.
I like to buy \"normal\" items during my trip. These non-
Travel projects are more useful every day when coming home and remind me more often to travel.
However, this may lead to forgetting where they came from.
There are many charity shops in Ireland and I like a good thrift shop.
This led me to buy a few clothes.
I decided to record the items and what I got from them so I wouldn\'t forget.
I did my best to keep my diary on me at all times.
You never know when you can have a few minutes to write down some ideas or draw some scenery.
My favorite page was written when listening to the great ads at the Crane Bar in Galway, Ireland.
I highly recommend it if you are in this area.
Once your diary is complete, it becomes a great way to share your trip with friends.
If you enter some personal ideas that you don\'t want to share, they can easily be deleted for sharing time and re-sharinginserted after.
I used to have small items with bags and boxes on various trips.
They were thrown into more boxes, stuffed and only visible when moving or cleaning.
Write a diary in this way, and when you go home, you don\'t have the chore of putting them together.
Just put it on the shelf and recall and reflect whenever emotions hit.
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