Depending on what you are working with there are 2 ways to do this
The first is if you want to ‘trace’ something into your journal or on a report etc. I learned about this recently.
This one is great for those of you that journal, or might want to make your own picture but can’t quite get it just right so you can use a few different images to put it together to create it
Get some GRAPHITE paper this can be erased after you have gone over it in the color you want.
make sure when you purchase in a store it says graphite as Carbon will not erase.
Transfer an image to wood, clay etc by using
a printed image, and some baby oil! as seen here
add multiple journals in one for a ‘never ending journal, use each book for a different subject, month etc, and you can then put it aside when you finish it up to add room.
or even better use a binder (or 2) to add pages. use one for your current journals, and a 2nd one to archive (this way it’s not all together in case you lose it)
ANY thought you have for anything, Write it sketch it or a bit of both just so you can retain it when it’s more convenient to really write it out, draw or paint it. This is to keep the reminder of the vision you had for it, and to retain it.
I carry some sort of pad with me at all times, (even if it’s just my little palm sized planner, I figured this way when In a bind, I can at least make a quick note or the basic plot idea, character name or poem I got an idea for
Here is what I have for my Pocket journal (via amazon) and it literally fits in my back pocket or a tiny purse etc!
Here’s a cheaper way to go
I can even make one for you, $5 (for materials and includes postage) or see if the journal or Post-it pads are of interest to you. Have something specific in mind,
Tell me what text and colors you want Zazzle account.
So what can you do with the free paint chips?
One They can be used for table settings, Make confetti, use them as journal cards (write a quote a day on them, or as a journal themselves write a small summary of something great that happened You’ll have a very colorful journal (or just one color depending on what you prefer) use them for an art project like mixed media like they can be used as skyscrapers etc.
Use them in a presentation (like a bar graph) and many others you can find here