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How to create and keep an art journal. By aisling d'art ©2006 Artist's journals are illustrated diaries and journals on any theme.

How to create and keep an art journal

An art journal can be a record of your daily thoughts, a travel journal, an exercise or diet diary, a dream journal, a place where you jot down your goals or to-do lists, or... well, almost any record that you'd like to keep in a book or notebook. They become "art journals" when you add any kind of illustration or embellishment to the pages. These pages share ideas and tips for creating and keeping your own illustrated journal. How to create an art journal How I started my art journals - Early notes about how I work, from a 2001 email. Art journaling techniques How to collage in your art journals - A summary of the basics.

Color basics for art and travel journals - An overview, preparing for my upcoming workshop and journaling tour. Materials and supplies for art journaling Composition book art journals - Affordable, fun notebooks for all kinds of journals and diaries. Writing tips, prompts, and ideas. Turn a Book into An Art Journal. I love making art journals using composition books but old books are another great way to make a journal….and it’s a great way to recycle old books!

Turn a Book into An Art Journal

Since I add layers of paint and collage, the first thing I do is thin out the book. If the pages are sewn in I just pull out a few pages from each section….if the pages are glued to the binding I use a razor blade to cut them out. This is the thinned out book: To make the pages I start anywhere in the book and put pieces of wax paper under each page I’ll be working with: I coat the pages with gesso (a primer you can purchase in the paint section of the craft or art supply store): Once both pages have been coated with one of two coats I let them dry: Then I add some color using craft paints: When I am doing a lot of coats I will pull out the hair dryer to speed along the process: I usually add another coat of gesso….. ….and before it dries I’ll blot it with a paper towel so that the color will show through: Création Maryse. Mixed Media: Art Journaling , Textiles, Artist Trading Cards and Mail Art. Still waiting for biopsy results.

Mixed Media: Art Journaling , Textiles, Artist Trading Cards and Mail Art

Kind of feel mid-air right now……Quote by C. Joybell C. ” It is only when we are suspended in mid-air with no landing in sight, that we force our wings to unravel and alas begin our flight.” Peace, love and light to you, xoxo. These babies of mine make Mother’s Day and every day so incredibly amazing. Supplies Used: Folk Art Craft Paint, Canvas Corp. Peace, xoxo. Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist, Vintaj Metal Charm, Stampendous Glass Glitter, Folk Art Craft Paint.

Quote: Christian D. I promise I am stepping away from all of the blue, green and yellow glimmer mist. Peace to you, my friends….enjoy the weekend. xoxo Another page with my husband, children, pets and art in mind. Filled the 7Gypsies Receipt Holder I bought yesterday with some Artist Trading Cards I made. Today was my last day as part of the Creative Team at Signed Sealed Delivered, a local scrapbook store owned by Canvas Corp. Canvas Corp. Canvas Corp. Rainy Day Art Project: Inchies Tutorial. I am so excited to welcome back Amy Oestreicher-Thetford of Allspice And Acrylics!

Rainy Day Art Project: Inchies Tutorial

I’d love to share a fun project with you – inchies! Inchies have one basic rule: it’s whatever art can fit onto a 1×1 inch square. After that, the possibilities are endless! The reason I love creating inches is that it’s a project you can keep on adding to for fun whenever inspiration strikes. Art Journal Every Day Archive. Birgit's Daily Bytes: The Big 20/20 Event: Day 14: Making An Art Journal Part 1.

Welcome back to “The Big 20/20 Event” - I am so glad you’re joining us!

Birgit's Daily Bytes: The Big 20/20 Event: Day 14: Making An Art Journal Part 1

We will be sharing 20 fantastic tutorials from a host of awesome contributors, for 20 days. If you enjoy the tutorials, make sure you sign up for my newsletter, as all my newsletter subscribers will receive a beautiful PDF eBook at the end of the event, showcasing all 20 tutorial projects to keep and peruse at their leisure! Here we go with our Day 14 tutorial. Making An Art Journal, Part 1 Today's tutorial is brought to you by the lovely Lisa. For my tutorial I would like to show you how to make your own art journal! This is such an awesome thing to do for many reasons. I myself became interested in it because I was not being able to find a journal to carry around that had the type of paper in it that I wanted.

I am going to break this down into 2 parts. Part 1 - Making the Book Cover Supplies: - Paper with Patterns and images to cut - Mod Podge - Gesso.