How to Create an Illustrated Map

In two days I’m are going on a trip to Prague with my boyfriend. I have never been there and I am so excited to explore this historic city.

I was flipping through my Lonely Planet pocket guide and I thought it would be fun to illustrate my own map of Prague.

Cartography, the art op map drawing, is a centuries-old science that has captivated explorers and wanderers throughout the ages. Although the world has been thoroughly mapped, artists continue to make maps of familiar places. Every map tells a story and in illustrating maps there is endless room for creativity.

Want to know how I illustrated my first map?

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How I use my Travelers Notebook as a stamp album

I’ve had my olive green pocket-size Travelers Notebook for a while now, but I didn’t really know what I was going to use it for. I have one grid and one blanc insert. Today I am working on my blanc insert. I decided to make it a small notebook to store my postage stamps.

Travelers Journal Stamp Album

I actually love how my cover turned out, if I may say so myself..
To create an air mail theme, I used washi tape, some stickers and a couple of vintage postage stamps to decorate the cover of my blanc insert.

 

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