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Not really a guide book.
on 22 July 2014
I'm sorry to say that I was very disappointed with this package. It might make a really good gift for a newbie but for someone who has done, journalling (not art journalling), zentangles and doodling for scrapbooking I already have better books. I was looking forward to the guided element as a way to get into art journalling and have my hand held and given ideas and to gradual get going on my own.
This pack is two books, one is a kind of instructional book about doodling and how to work it out but the zentangle books are perhaps more accessible and my favourite doodling book is still this one, (http://www.amazon.co.uk/Doodling-Papercrafters-House/dp/160140560X/ref=sr_1_1?ie=UTF8&qid=1406055231&sr=8-1&keywords=doodling+for+papercrafters)
The journal itself is ok, but there are "doodles" across a lot of the pages, throughout the book which is kind of weird when you're supposed to be learning to make your own, and it's nothing special. I have seen a lot more beautiful journals out there.
So to sum up, this is a good set for someone starting out with no experience, other books or a journal already. If you have any of these things or a little experience then this may not be for you. In which case choose your own beautiful journal and I bet there are some good guided (free) online tutorials to help you start out. This will be my next step and I wish I had taken it before investing in this rather expensive set.