Sun, 1 June 2008
In this five-minute podcast, artist's journals expert Aisling D'Art talks about the most important archival issues when you begin keeping an artist's journal.
First, there is the paper you use in your journal. It's great if it's pH neutral and archival. If it's not, there are products that can neutralize the paper so that it's more archival.
Then, there is the glue. Generally, the glue or adhesive that you use is slightly more important than the paper's archival qualities. Great glue and yellowing, brittle paper can be a problem, but archival paper with regular rubber cement can be tragic.
So, start with a good glue.
Because we often include "found" paper, ephemera or mementos, many items in our journals probably won't be archival. That's where a neutralizing spray product can be handy.
Listen to this podcast for more tips.