After leaving Bozeman, we visited Yellowstone. None of us had been there before. We entered through the Roosevelt Arch which I sketched with Copic markers (my flesh tone set) on top of acrylic. Then I cut a hole in the page so you can peek through the archway to see one of the waterfalls from the next page. I lined up a vintage look postcard on the facing page so that when the page is turned you can see this waterfall through the arch as well.
Mammoth Falls was a strikingly beautiful place with all kinds of strange mineral deposits, and some strange smells as well! I used grays and muted yellows for the background on these pages.
On the next page I wanted to record the wildlife we had experienced at Yellowstone in a fun way. I used tea bag envelopes that I had saved on the trip, and used animal stickers from the gift shop to stick on the tags I had brought with me in my portable studio. A glue stick and washi tape fastened the recycled bags to the page. Each tag was tied with string so that you can play a sort of matching game by putting the right tag with its animal description. I like the idea of interactive journals.
Next week I will share the rest of the Yellowstone pages with you!
Have you kept a trip diary?