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Tuesday, May 23rd, 2017
How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal

There is a misconception that art journal pages should be busy, with lots of colors and packed with techniques. But I want to show you How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal. An art journal page can be simple and clean with a lot of white space as long as you like it. Here is how you can create such a page in your art journal:     How to Create a Clean Look in Your Art Journal The best material to use in my opinion is water colors. Water colors have a transparent soft look that is perfect for a clean look yet colorful. I didn’t have anything in mind when I started the page. I just took my water brush and started adding color to the page.   Usually at this point I get an idea of how I want to continue. But if I don’t I simply add more color or shapes. Sooner or …

Friday, May 5th, 2017
Water Color Doodling Art Journal Page

I often get asked how to create simple art journal pages. I also hear: “I don’t have all those fancy stuff like you, how can I art journal”? Well today I want to share a Water Color Doodling Art Journal Page. You only need two materials to create this page: a permanent black pen and water colors.     Water Color Doodling Art Journal Page Start with doodling on your white art journal page with a black pen. Simply start with a small simple shape like a circle and then add more shapes around it. Keep adding circles, petals, lines and other simple shapes until it all combines into an elaborate shape. I created different sizes and combinations of shapes.     When I finished the first step I looked at my page and decided I want to add more to the shapes. I colored some parts of each shape with the black pen and also added more shapes to …

Tuesday, April 4th, 2017
How to Create an Art Journal Page with Nothing But Paper

When it comes to art journal pages many people think you need lots of fancy supplis to create them. That is not true! I want to show you How to Create an Art Journal Page with Nothing But Paper! Yes, it’s not only possible but you get a really fabulous result and you don’t need to get your fingers dirty or using fancy expensive materials.     How to Create an Art Journal Page with Nothing But Paper I started with creating a head and neck from paper and glued it to my art journal. I’s basically an oval and trunk shape cut from paper. It took me a few tries to cut the shapes until I was happy. Then I drew a face on the head. If you eant to learn how to draw a face join the VIP Room and follow the “Draw a Face” class.     She looks a little scary like that so I added hair. …

Friday, March 31st, 2017
How to Overcome a Blank Page in Your Art Journal

How to Overcome a Blank Page in Your Art Journal is a really important question I get asked all the time. Many of you want to create art journal pages but facing a blank page can be discouraging. So today I want to share a few ideas on How to Overcome a Blank Page in Your Art Journal and create an art journal page.     How to Overcome a Blank Page in Your Art Journal The method I use is to start with one element. That element is not necessarily on the page, it’s usually in your mind. What I mean is that once you have an idea for one element to start with then the rest soon follows. This one small idea is the doorway for your inspiration. Think of a Word Try and think of a word that has meaning for you or makes you happy. Once you come up with the word think how you can describe …

Sunday, March 12th, 2017
Art Journal Page: Eyes

Today I’m sharing a photo tutorial on the last page spread in my art journal. This Art Journal Page: Eyes came out really colorful and it was a lot of fun creating it. If you think I drew these eyes well you would be wrong… I printed them.     Art Journal Page: Eyes First I started like I always do. For this page I used a lot of acrylic paints and different patterns of stencils to create a colorful pattern on the page. I try to use small and large patterns with contrasting colors. This way it comes out looking like a big mess but this is how it’s supposed to look. To add even more images that are too small for stencils I use stamps with different colors of ink. Make sure to use permanent ink so it will not react with the paint later.     Next I glued the eyes with gel medium. After that I …

Sunday, March 5th, 2017
Art Journal Flip Through – Tips on How to Complete Your Art Journal

There is no feeling like this in the world. Well… maybe there is, but finishing an art journal cover to cover is one of the top good feelings in my book. Today I’m sharing an Art Journal Flip Through – Tips on How to Complete Your Art Journal with a little video that will take you to an art journal journey.     Art Journal Flip Through – Tips on How to Complete Your Art Journal When you start an art journal it looks like there are so many pages that you’ll never finish it. But the idea is not to finish it but to have fun creating it! This is a journey that you take equipped with a suitcase full of inspiration and imagination. This creative journey is not only fun but it can also be liberating, educational and even emotional. And that’s OK… this is how it’s supposed to be!     Here are my tips for completing …

Tuesday, February 28th, 2017
Art Journal Page: Create

Sometimes art journal pages just create themselves. This is exactly what happened with the Art Journal Page: Create. From the moment the idea popped up in my head until it was finished only about 35 minutes have passed. This is one of the quickest pages I ever created.     Art Journal Page: Create The first thing I did was to stamp the area of where I planned to draw my hands. I wanted the page to have an industrial look so next I added some cogwheels. I created them with a stencil and black paint. The next layer was of cogwheel stamps with orange ink.        Once I was happy with the look of the layers I drew my hands and painted around them with black paint.     Then it was time to add more images and texture to the black background. I used the same stamps I used for the initial background only this time …

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