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Technique Tutorials, Inspiration and Prompts ★

Technique Tutorials, Inspiration and Prompts ★
Art journaling is a fantastic hobby for people who enjoy being artistic, and when you finish a journal it is so satisfying to look through the beautiful and varied pages you've created. I especially love journals that incorporate a wide range of media and texture experiments because these journals are literally bursting at the seams and are so fun to look through! You can use a huge number of different materials in your journal, and you can really let your creativity run free without judgement. The most popular materials are pens (markers, felt tips, micron pens etc) and paints (acrylic, watercolor, oil etc), although I've seen everything from salt to tea bags being used! More materials you can use include: magazine pages, recycled book pages, ephemera, crayons, pencils, photos, pastels, newspaper, inks, different kinds of paper (tissue, crepe, parchment etc), leaves, and thin fabrics like muslin and cheesecloth. And remember...every page does not need to be a masterpiece.

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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 Original post 2008 * Updated March 2014 Art Journal Every Day Q: How can I find all the previous Art Journal Every Day posts? A: Find them all listed by category and linked here. Q: What is Art Journal Every Day? A: Art Journal Every Day is weekly feature on this blog. It appears every Friday. The Art Journal Every Day (AJED) posts are always art journal focused, though not necessarily focused on daily art journaling.

Art Journal Process Art Journal Process I got some new art materials in the mail yesterday and was very anxious to play with them. I started working on backgrounds, then was taken with a green page I had painted previously. It took off and I ended up going through the whole process and finishing it. I took photos along the way for you! Digital Art Journaling – Resources/Tutorials/Links Art Journaling is HOT right now. It’s a fun way for each individual to get Artsy while Journaling one’s life stories. Art as therapy is the premise and, evidently, judging by the sheer number of blogs and folks who are doing it, it must be working!.

First Page Creativity New journals are exciting–the possibility, the fresh approach, the hope you will be as filled with opportunity as the journal is filled with pages. And then that clutch of fear: the. first. page. Suddenly the possibility, joy, newness, excitement is filled with panic. Your inner perfectionist starts up on full volume. “Well, once you ruin the first page, the whole journal is ruined,” or, “Sure, go ahead and make a fool of yourself on page one.” It goes downhill from there. Image transfers in your art journal - a photo-heavy tutorial This tutorial is one I wrote for the (free and rather fabulous) six month Art Journey workshop over at UKScrappers It's been up over there in PDF form now for a while, but I thought I probably ought to pop it up on my blog also, for any non UKScrappers members who might be interested.... So here you go : In this tute we are going to tackle various methods for applying semi transparent imagery to your journal pages – commonly referred to as image transfers All of these techniques use TONER based images – these come from a laser printer or photo-copier. They will not work as well (or in some cases at all) with inkjet prints

Journaling your Past ©2005 - 2007 by aisling d'art I'm probably best-known for my personal journaling workshops and online art journals. And, I want to share some of my journaling tips with you in this free ebook about journaling your own history. But it Feels Like Snooping! There’s an element of guilty pleasure in reading other people’s journals. That’s part of why I love Art Journaling Magazine. This bi-monthly mag is also total eye candy. Colorful, inspiring, and downright beautiful. How to create and keep an art journal by aisling d'art ©2006 Artist's journals are illustrated diaries and journals on any theme. 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 add Journaling to your Art Journal (I of III on text) An Art Journal spread with lots of text (this is part I of III in a series of posts about text in your Art Journal). I finished this page this weekend as I sat outside in the sun and thought about what music means to me; Art Journaling to me is working with art in book form. Most of the time it’s a combination of visual elements, colors and text. Travel Journal Ideas - Why Write When You Can Have a Travel Story-Map? When I shared one of my travel journal ideas of a Story-Map Journal I’d kept last year in Europe, there was a buzz of excitement and interest. Certainly, for me, it’s been the most successful travel journal I’ve ever kept. A mere glance at any page brings my travel memories vividly, and instantly, back to life without having to wade through pages of words – which being a visual person, is bliss! Such as the page, illustrated above, of a day in north Wales, when we drove down the coast, crossing a stone bridge, to the local auction room where we negotiated to swap a basket full of collectible wares, we’d taken with us to sell, for a very fine antique glass. Driving back around the long sandy bay via Harlech’s thirteenth century castle we had a lunch of freshly bought bread, home cured ham and home grown tomatoes, followed by some apple with blackberries we’d gathered from the hedgerow. And at tea went on to enjoy a home baked buttery fruit cake and scones with lemon and ginger tickle.

Radio for Writers Searching for your muse? You'll find it here! Writers FM broadcasts live across the Web, 24 hours a day. Featuring author interviews and great music, it's your ultimate non-stop muse! Discover the secrets of getting published, and how best-selling authors REALLY work, all with your host Karl Moore. WE'RE LIVE RIGHT NOW - Click to Tune In! The Pen Is Mightier Than The Phone: A Case For Writing Things Out There’s all kinds of advice across the web about when to use which app for each small thing that needs doing. But the advocates for using paper to complete certain tasks are not so loud (you can’t hear them typing, among other things). Yet a Forrester Research survey of business professionals found that 87 percent of them supplement gadgets with paper productivity, and 47 percent thought their personal and company efficiency would improve with better note-taking.

How to declutter your mind Alice Mollon This post is part of TED’s “How to Be a Better Human” series, each of which contains a piece of helpful advice from someone in the TED community. To see all the posts, go here. Do you ever feel like your mind is one big, infinitely scrolling, incredibly cluttered to-do list?

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