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Art Journal Ideas, Tutorials & Art Journaling Techniques

Art Journal Ideas, Tutorials & Art Journaling Techniques
Gelli Plate Printing Ideas with Carolyn Dube! Carolyn Dube shares some fun and easy tips for creating one-of-a-kind Gelli Plate prints using household objects! Relax Your Stress Away with the Zen Doodle Coloring Book Feeling stressed? Need to relax? Get into the zone with the Zen Doodle Coloring Book, 100 color-able, paint-able designs to loosen you up and clear the mind! Drawing Simple Shapes in Your Art Journal In this demonstration from Dina Wakley’s new book, Art Journal Courage, you’ll learn how to draw and use simple shapes to create dynamic art journal pages. Playful Painting Techniques in Mixed Media Mixed-media artist, Mandy Russell, joins for a new series of guest blogs offering fun and playful painting techniques for art journals and other mixed-media projects! Roll the Dice Art Journaling In this demonstration, Carolyn Dube shows you an art journaling technique to use on days when you’re over-thinking every choice or don’t know what to do next.

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art journal, art journaling, online workshops, drawing, jane davenport “The Journal is a workbook and playground. And it is also just for me. I’m the audience.” My tangles Margaret BremnerArtist and Certified Zentangle Teacher Here you'll find links to the blog posts where I show the steps for creating tangle patterns I've developed. They are alphabetical.

Art Journaling 101 - abstract - create explore paint How do you start an art journal? "Art journaling is about the {creative process} of pulling together color, words and images as you wish on a page. Unlike many other forms of art, it is not about the outcome."Tammy Garcia Art Journal Theme Ideas & Inspiration – Artjournalist Today I was cutting up magazines and books with wild abandon – one of my very favorite things to do – and I came across so many great words and phrases and photos and more! It’s always inspiring for me And while I was sorting through my cut-outs, I started to categorize them by things that went together or related to some type of common theme – and I started making little piles of them all over my bed {what a fun chaotic mess!} So today, since I can’t possibly make all of these at once, let alone remember all these ideas, I have made a list of them {I’m a list making addict} so… yes, a BIG HUGE INSPIRING LIST of theme ideas you can use for creating art journals, smashbooks, scrapbooks, notebooks, etc. etc. While an art journal doesn’t have to have a theme, it can be a fun little challenge to plan and make a book that surrounds the same subject or topic matter…you’ll find it stretches your creativity in new ways!

Understanding What Art Journaling Is: 10 Links to Get You Started from an art journal by Dina Wakley Do you art journal? Are you wondering if you might like art journaling? {Tutorial} Journal Covers Journal covers make great gifts and are a super-fun way to use fabric scraps. My tutorial is based off of this one by Jennifer Paganelli with a few modifications. Appearing here by popular demand! It's designed to cover a composition book, which measures 9 3/4" x 7 1/2" and has a nice firm outer. These are widely available at back to school time in the States or anytime at an office supply store. Zentangle: Pattern-Drawing as Meditation by Maria Popova If greater creativity and more mental balance are among your new year’s resolutions, look no further than Zentangle — a type of meditation achieved through pattern-making, created by artist duo Maria Thomas and Rick Roberts. Each pattern is built one line at a time, organically combining simple patterns into complex zentangles in unplanned, unexpected ways that grow, change and unfold on the page as you enter an immersive state of flow. Totally Tangled offers a fantastic introduction to the relaxing and beautiful practice through step-by-step instructions and over 100 original tangles. We’re particularly taken with Zentagle because its basic principle — building on simple shapes and combining different patterns into complex creativity — is such a beautiful visual metaphor for our core philosophy of combinatorial creativity. Donating = Loving

artJOURNALING daily - creativityUNLEASHED by traci bautista introducing...artJOURNALING daily! The artJOURNALING daily blog series blog series was originallly started in January 2011 to encourage myself to post more frequently on my blog. I am continuing to add posts and prompts in 2012...i'll post simple creative prompts and ideas to encourage you to make marks and create something artful everyday in your journal or sketchbook. these prompts will be simple tasks you can complete in 5-20 minutes. whether you are a mixed media artist, scrapbooker, painter, art quilter or fashion sewer you'll have a plethora of ideas to inspire your creative artwork! a few things to do... How I Sketch: Part Two, Demonstration : Sketching and Sketchbooks Continued from: How I Sketch: Part One, Materials I thought it would be helpful to show and describe my own ‘how to sketch’ step by step process, but keep in mind that what works best for each person will vary widely. There are as many ways to create great sketches as there are artists. When combined, ink line and watercolor create a lively visual interplay curiously pleasing to the eye. Playing with these two rather different media is a good introduction for those new to sketching: the results are fun, unexpected, and often wonderful. When possible I do both the drawing and the painting on site.

How To Make Bubble Paper/Art Hand me a paintbrush and a piece of paper, and I’ll start to hyperventilate. It’s not the paper that does it. It’s the paintbrush. 100+ Impressive Black and White Patterns Collection You could have been in awe of the many freebies that Naldz started to share with you guys since the beginning of the year but it’s just a few from the many that you’ll be expecting the whole year round. When it comes to patterns, we have been attracted to several colors and lines. They are all indeed impressive. This time, we look into Black and White selection of patterns and you’ll see the neutral yet awesome impression it’s going to give your design. An addition to the appeal these Black and White Patterns is going to create is the creativity of the mind.

Patterned Animal Illustrations by Iain Macarthur It would be hard to tell from these strikingly detailed animals but artist Iain Macarthur got his start drawing cartoon characters. Now he carries his sketchbook on the bus, to the cafe and everywhere else as he includes more realism and in this case pattern in his illustrations. See more of his animals (and even some cartoons) at See Also INCREDIBLE 3D ILLUSTRATIONS JUMP OUT OF THE SKETCHBOOK Via: Known in some circles as the most amazing man in the universe, he once saved an entire family of muskrats from a sinking, fire engulfed steamboat while recovering from two broken arms relating to a botched no-chute wingsuit landing in North Korea.

Mixed Media Techniques: How to Make a Card Set Art Journal Check out this review and giveaway of Margaret Peot’s Alternative Art Journals by Quinn McDonald, a writer and certified creativity coach. Here’s what she had to say about it: “The variety is big and interesting. The suggestions for alternatives are challenging so the book is suitable for beginners and advanced artists as well as those who like to flip through a book for ideas and head off on their own.” Here’s one of the techniques for mixed media journaling that Peot explores in Chapter Three: Card Set Art Journals