It’s already the third month of the year and I still haven’t progressed on my Project Life. Tsk. Bad, bad girl.
But I’ve got my reason and excuses. Haha! First, my PL isn’t weekly or monthly because I do have very slow weeks and even months. So, I will only document events and memorable moments. But I’m planning to also do a monthly or quarterly wrap-up or something like an “in-a-glance” page or spread. What do you think?
Right now, I’m like 4 or 5 events behind. Haha! But I’m already sorting out the pictures and will have them printed soon. I can’t really work on my Project Life if I don’t have all the materials right in front of me in the flesh. I tried doing a digital version first but all I did was stare at my monitor.
In the meantime, I would just like to share Project Life essentials. These are the tools and supplies that I have and use. Honestly, I bought more stuff than what I actually need. But it’s okay because I’m a hoarder. Hahaha! Anyways, the ones below are the stuff that I actually used while doing a few pages of my PL (which I’m going to post in the next few days). Here they are with brief descriptions:
My Project Life album and page protectors. Self-explanatory. Haha!
My new baby… Nikon Coolpix P510. I named him Razzi (short for paparazzi) and he’s in charge of all the gorgeous (or not! LOL!) photos that I’m going to document. He’s 50% in charge of the storytelling.
Papers. I bought a watercolor papers and black cardboards and pre-cut them to 4×6 size so they’re ready anytime I need them. The watercolor papers are acid-free but I’m not sure about the black cardboards.
Thickers. Again, self-explanatory.
Date stamp and my hand-carved rubber stamps. I’ll have to change the ink for the date stamp, though because the Faber Castell brand takes a long time to dry and it’s not water-resistant.
Glue stick and paper tapes for attaching photos and embellishments to the cards. The Leecho brand is acid-free.
Paper cutter for the cards, corner rounder punch, a pair of scissors, and a hobby knife for my paper cuts.
Pens, pens and more pens! It’s obvious that I’m a pen addict. Bottom to top: Dong A metallic pens, Sakura Pen-Touch White, Sakura Pigma Micron drawing pens (waterproof, fade proof, archival ink), Sakura Souffle (3-dimensional, opaque, waterproof on many surfaces, writes on plastics, coated papers, acetate, vellum and glass, color stands out on dark backgrounds), Staedtler Triplus Fineliner.
And last but definitely not the least on my list of my Project Life essential tools and supplies are paints. I only use two kinds right now: watercolor and acrylic. Will try gouache paint, too, soon. I use these to color my cards and to ink my rubber stamps.
For those who are planning to do Project Life, please don’t be overwhelmed with the essentials that I posted. Like what I’ve said, these are my essentials only… to each his own. I’m a frustrated art journalist and I’m venting out all that frustration on my PL. Haha! And i’ve said it again and again… I’m a hoarder.
Care to share your Project Life essentials? Please leave your link at the comment section. Thank you very much!