A great inexpensive way to use all the inspiration photos that I take (I’m sure you take a lot of photos too) is to print them in black and white on plain old copy paper.
By printing them in this way I’m not using up color ink, expensive photo paper or having to get them printed. I try to place a few on the page I print so I can get several photos at once.
Because I print in greyscale, I don’t convert my photos into black & whites. Here’s a screen shot of 3 photos I quickly placed into a Word doc. You can create a collage in Photoshop, Picasa or Canva and get the same result.
I cut them out and place them in my journal. Here, I used highlighters and markers to add color. In other journals I’ve used watercolor paints. It’s amazing what you can create with few and inexpensive supplies…anyone can do it!
I tend to use color sparingly just highlighting one or two things so they stand out creating simple pages.
I like to draw frames around the photos too.
Here, I anchored the page by placing the photo in the corner and then drawing a frame around the photo and around the entire page.
More photos ready for my journal…flowers and a winter scene.
This flower became the inspiration for a floral coloring page I drew recently.
This is along the California coast. I decided to color in the water and the pink flowers and leave the rest neutral.