Leigh Ryes is one of the people I follow on social media, just because she is super creative and inspiring. She created a set of journal guides and as soon as I saw them I knew I had to give them a shot. Lisa Vanness brought a set to a Seattle-ish Pen Posse meetup, and I think I snatched them out of her hand... sorry Lisa! This is the midori size, which fit the Travelers Notebooks perfectly. The guides are 4.125" x 8.25" and are laminated. They are very sturdy, and easily seen through Tomoe River paper.
This week I have been testing out the Colorverse Opus 88 inks, so I paired up these journal guides with a Tomoe River Travelers notebook and the Colorverse Opus 88 inks.
The first three are all very linear, which is great for the journaling I usually do. I'm in love with the diagonal one on the far right, it's my favorite from the set.
The other three are more circular, and a bit out of my comfort zone.
On the left is the diagonal lines guide, and I love it. I used Colorverse Laurel with a Pelikan 400N. On the right is one of the circular guides, which forced me out of my comfort zone and I did more doodling than I usually do. I used a Jinhao Shark pen with a fine nib, again with Colorverse Laurel.
I used the linear guides more often than the circular ones, but I like all six.
I also got a set of Leigh Reyes' stickers from Lisa, and oh my goodness they are amazing. Super creative and fun, which fits her signature style.
I immediately put the sheen sticker on the front of my travelers notebook.
Overall, I love both the journal guides and the stickers. I absolutely will be picking up the A5 version of the journal guides as well, since I use A5 notebooks more often than I use travelers size.
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