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

  Inside: 7 most common mistakes to avoid in your art journal page to make amazing pages always   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.       CAN YOU MAKE MISTAKES IN YOUR ART JOURNAL   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 …

HOW TO MAKE EXCITING ART JOURNAL PAGES WITH TEXT

Inside: different ways to make amazing art journal pages with words, letters and text   Adding text is an important part of art journaling that is sometimes overlooked. Every art journal page has two parts: the ART which are the colors, layers and beautiful effects on the page and the JOURNALING which is the text. The text is what brings the page together and gives it the meaning or message we want to say.       TYPES OF TEXT ON ART JOURNAL PAGES   There are many types of text that you can add to your art journal page and I’m not talking about the style of text but the way you say what you want to say. Here are some ideas: Quotes: saying by other people can sometimes say exactly what we feel. You can find lots of quotes online but my favorite site is BrainyQuote. Lyrics: everyone has a favorite song with that one line that just …

DISCOVER ART JOURNALING BACKGROUND IDEAS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU TO CREATE NOW!

Inside: 4 art journaling background ideas that will inspire you to start creating!   You all know this feeling… we want to create an art journal page. We stare at the blank page and nothing… no ideas come to mind, zero! No inspiration at ALL! So we close the art journal and go to do something else in the hopes that maybe the inspiration will come later. The problem is it doesn’t. This ritual repeats itself over and over and it’s frustrating. So frustrating that it makes us give up art journaling all together. Is your art journaling experience similar to this? Do you also spend a long time staring at the blank page with no idea how to start?   DISCOVER NEW ART JOURNAL BACKGROUND IDEAS THAT WILL INSPIRE YOU TO CREATE NOW!     WHAT IS THE FIRST STEP TO CREATE ART JOURNALING PAGES   It’s sounds counter intuitive, but the first step is to start. Do something …

HOW TO ACTUALLY DOODLE RIGHT ON YOUR ART JOURNAL PAGE

  Inside: how to doodle the right way in your art journal   I don’t know how to draw but that doesn’t stop me from making amazing art journal pages. This is because I doodle instead of draw so I don’t have to worry about accuracy or realistic resemblance I just draw meaningless shapes and abstract lines with out rules at all.       WHAT IS DOODLING   A doodle is a drawing made while a person’s attention is otherwise occupied. Doodles are simple drawings that can have concrete representational meaning or may just be composed of random and abstract lines, generally without ever lifting the drawing device from the paper, in which case it is usually called a “scribble”. Although it is mostly common with kids, doodling is very common with adults too especially in art.   THE DIFFERENCE BETWEEN DOODLING AND DRAWING   The verb, drawing, means to produce a picture or diagram. Drawing is a work …

HOW TO USE MASKING TAPE THAT WILL MAKE AWESOME ART JOURNAL PAGE

  Inside: how to use masking tape on your art journal page   Sometimes the best art journaling techniques are with the most simple items you have at home and that are not originally made for crafts. I had a lot of masking tape and I wanted to use it for something so I came up woth a fun way to use it on my art journal page.     USING MASKING TAPE IN CRAFTS   Masking tape, also known as painter’s tape, is a type of pressure-sensitive tape made of a thin and easy-to-tear paper, and an easily released pressure-sensitive adhesive. It is available in a variety of widths. It is used mainly in painting, to mask off areas that should not be painted. The adhesive is the key element to its usefulness, as it allows the tape to be easily removed without leaving residue or damaging the surface to which it is applied. The tape is available in …

How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background

Hi dear crafty friends! Do you love making your own custom supplies? Today I’m sharing How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background. If you haven’t tried Gelli printing yet I really recommend it. It’s fun and creative and you can’t go wrong because every print you make is pretty and unique.     How to Create a Gelli® Printed Tissue Paper Background Usually Gelli printing or mono printing is done on a thick watercolor paper or cardstock but printing on tissue paper is amazing! Why? because it gives you a unique effect you can’t get with any other material. I’m using tissue paper that I bought at my local craft store. You can also use the tissue paper you find in shoe boxes too, it’s basically the same. I like to cut my tissue paper into squares and just have fun with the Gelli plate, some acrylic paints and stamps. Make sure to be careful when you remove …

HOW TO MAKE AN INSPIRATION MINI BOOK

  Inside: how to make an inspiration mini book with patterns and color combinations   Do you ever create for the sake of creating and fun or do you always create something that is useful and has a purpose? I love creating with no specific goal or purpose just for the fun and the creative process. When that happens I start with a technique or a material and just play with it until something starts to form. This process is very inspiring because it allows you to experiment, try new things without worrying you’ll destroy a specific project.       WHAT IS AN INSPIRATION MINI BOOK   An inspiration book is something that inspires you to start a creative process. Each one is inspired by different things so each inspiration book will look different. The book can inspire you while you create it or after it’s complete – it is all up yo you!   HOW TO MAKE YOUR …

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