Welcome to International Fake Journal Month 2013!

What is IFJM?
Please read the page "What Is IFJM" for details.
Learn the difference between Faux, Fake, and Fake Historical Journals.

Contests for 2016
Currently there are no contests planned for 2016. Check the side bar "Contests for 2016" to see if this changes.

Participants who Post Their Journals
A list of 2016 participants who are posting their fake journals this year will appear near the top of the right side bar of this blog around April 5. Lists of participants who posted their pages in 2010 through 2014 appear lower in the same column. Please pay them a visit and check out their fake journals.

View a Couple of Roz's Past Fake Journals
Roz's 2009 fake journal takes place in an alternate Twin Cites, where disease has killed the human and bird populations. (It ends up being an upbeat tale of friendship.) Watch a video flip through of Roz's 2009 fake journal here.

Read an explanation of Roz's insanely complex 2011 fake journal.

Tips on Keeping a Fake Journal
Click on "tips" in the category cloud.

Remember, "Life's so short, why live only one?"


Wednesday, May 4, 2016

April 16 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 10 x 16 inch cold press watercolor board
with a pencil sketch and glazed watercolor.
Unfinished.
My 2016 fake character has some of the same friends that a fake character from several years ago has. Wonder how that could be? (Hint: nose, hair, ears.) (Maybe I need to have a quiz? I miss having quizes.)

I will have something to say about this piece on Roz Wound Up at some point after this posts.

Tuesday, May 3, 2016

April 15 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: More swatches, more pencil and watercolor, again on
a 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board.
Click on the image to view an enlargement and see what the character is up to.

Monday, May 2, 2016

April 14 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 10 x 16 inch cold press watercolor board
with watercolor and rubberstamp ink.

Above: Detail of the color swatches at the base of the entry.

Above: Detail of the face—pencil sketch with watercolor.
The above three images are from the same entry and show the type of thing my character is doing with pencil and watercolor. As usual, click on the images to view an enlargement.

Sunday, May 1, 2016

April 13 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal1

Above: 10 x 16 inch cold press watercolor board
with brush pen, watercolor, and rubberstamp ink.
There's always something to sketch—even my character eats red bell peppers.

Saturday, April 30, 2016

April 12 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Left: My character was sketching Richard again. You can click on the image and read the side notes in an enlargement.

Today I have two images in the post because besides the finished piece my character likes to make correction notes. I thought it would be fun to show the overlay she did after the final sketch to make reminders for herself on where she would make corrections in a final painting.
Left: Overlay with some ink thoughts for corrections. I think she needs to go a lot further and correct the slop as well as the distances. Click on the image to view an enlargement. 


Friday, April 29, 2016

April 11 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board with pencil and
watercolor sketch of a fox. Click on the image to view an
enlargement.
This was one of the more fun days of the project. For a brief moment I didn't miss gouache, and enjoyed my character's enjoyment of watercolor.

Thursday, April 28, 2016

April 10 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board, with
watercolors, rubberstamp inks, Montana Acrylic Markers,
and a portrait made with Distress Crayons (red) and 
Payne's Gray Watercolor, collaged onto the board.

The detailed caption says it all. Click on the image and seen an enlargement so you can see the details. This entry was all about texture for me and my character.

Wednesday, April 27, 2016

April 9 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch cold press watercolor board with washi
tape and pencil and watercolor sketch. Click on the image to view
and enlargement and read the text.
My character also enjoys working with pencil and watercolor while drawing from old family photos.

Tuesday, April 26, 2016

April 8 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Left: Even my fake character gets to sketch Dick. 10 x 16 inch cold press watercolor board with pencil and watercolor. Click on the image to view an enlargement.

I think today's post is pretty self explanatory. If you read the text you'll understand what my character is thinking.

Monday, April 25, 2016

April 7 Entry in Roz's 2016 Fake Journal

Above: 16 x 10 inch watercolor and brush pen sketch on
Arches Watercolor Board, with rubberstamp text. Click on the
image to view an enlargement.
Day sever of International Fake Journal Month brings more experiments with the watercolor board. (And sometimes it's difficult to stop the fake journal from overlapping a little with the real life.)

I'm using up the last of my non-floral Brilliance. I'm sick at heart that they decided to add a fragrance to my favorite rubberstamp ink.