HOW TO OVERCOME A BLANK PAGE IN YOUR ART JOURNAL

  Inside: the best ways to overcome a blank page in your art journal   I’m a creative person but even I have days when my mind is blank. One day I wanted to work in my art journal and create something but I had no ideas! I sat in front of my art journal and nothing… To tell you the truth, it was scary – how is it that someone as creative as me has no inspiration and can’t make one page in an art journal? I decided to create a “bank” of ideas that I can always go to when I’m faced with this situation again!       HOW TO START AN ART JOURNAL PAGE   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 …

HOW TO ALLEVIATE STRESS AND ANXIETY WITH ART JOURNALING

Inside: how to alleviate stress with art journaling   In these crazy times many experience stress or anxiety. It’s normal. Unfortunately I can say that I have experienced situations like that before. When you live in a country where other people don’t want you here and try to scare you off or drive you out with rockets then you have experienced life threatening situations before. Some people freeze or get anxiety attacks but I refused to go there (not that it’s always a choice…sometimes it’s just happens to you) I made a choice to work through my fear and stress with art.     ALLEVIATE STRESS WITH ART JOURNALING   Studies say making art reduces stress, even if you suck at it. The Journal of the American Art Therapy Association says that 45 minutes of creative activity significantly lessens stress in the body, regardless of artistic experience or talent. While you can make any type of art you like I …

THE BEST WAY TO MAKE A TITLE ON A PAPER CRAFT PROJECT

Inside: how to add a title to any paper craft project in a unique and creative way   Everyone has a name it is the first thing that we are known for. So should any paper craft project. A title is the first thing that you see on a layout, mini album or an art journal page and that is why it’s important to take the time and add the right kind of title . There are many ways to add that title with positive and negative points to each way. Which way to use is up to you but my recommendation is to try as many ways as you can to make things more interesting.   HOW TO ADD A TITLE TO A PAPER CRAFT PROJECT   You can create a title on your paper craft project from almost any material using many types of techniques. Here are my 5 best ways:   UNIQUE TITLE ON YOUR PAPER CRAFT …

HOW TO MAKE AMAZING ART JOURNAL PAGES WITH STAMPS

  Inside: make an art journal page using stamps and stamping techniques   When I started crafting I didn’t really used stamps. They were mostly suitable for scrapbook pages and especially card making and it wasn’t really my style. However stamps seemed really cool to me and I really wanted to use them so I tried to think if and how I can use them on my art journal pages. Over time the stamp world caught up with me and started producing stamps that are perfect for art journaling and today there are so many options.     HOW TO ART JOURNAL WITH STAMPS Stamps are a versatile tool that can be used in all stages of making an art journal page. I wanted to show you how you can do that so I created an art journal page with stamps from the first step of making the background, the accents to the focal point.   BACKGROUND The first step …

HOW TO START AN ART JOURNAL PAGE LIKE A PRO EVERY TIME

Inside: how to start an art journal page and completing it like a pro every time   Sometimes I sit in front of my art journal and just stare at the blank page not knowing where to go from here. Yes!… it happens to me too – I just have no idea how to start… I really hates when it happens to me so I tried to think what happens when I do know how to start and my creative process runs smoothly. I discovered that whenever I’m stuck and don’t know how to begin there are three things that work.   HOW TO START AN ART JOURNAL PAGE There are three main ways to start an art journal page: CREATE THE BACKGROUND: this is the best way to go if you don’t have any other idea or direction. START WITH A TECHNIQUE: if there’s a technique you want to try or experiment with then it will be a good …

HOW TO EASILY MAKE A JUNK JOURNAL AND WHAT TO DO WITH IT

Inside: everything you need to know about making a junk journal and what to do with them   Everyday when I walk into my craft room I see my paper scraps drawer and I look away. I hate that drawer… it really bothers me that there is a pile of unused papers in it and I do nothing with them. So one day I decided to challenge myself to come up with a way to use at least some of them. What I came up with was a junk journal… actually a few of them!     WHAT IS A JUNK JOURNAL There is no one definition of a junk journal and they can vary from person to person however there is one main thing that is common to all junk journals: they are all made from a mix of found and recycled materials. They are called junk journals because they are usually books or journals made from the paper …

MISTAKES TO AVOID WHEN YOU WANT TO MAKE AN ART JOURNAL PAGE

Inside: 7 most common mistakes to avoid in your art journal to make amazing pages   You probably think I never make mistakes in my art journal but you’re wrong. I make mistakes all the time! When I start working on an art journal page I usually have an idea in my head but it doesn’t always come out the way I want it to. However I try not to panic and I usually manage to fix that mistake and end up with an art journal page I like.       ART JOURNAL MISTAKES Some artists will tell you there is no such thing as mistakes in an art journal and there is some truth in that. Art journaling is not a place of judgment or contest and whatever you create is your art work and it reflects who you are. If that’s the case then no mistakes could happen because whatever is right for you is never a …

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