Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page

Hi dear crafty friends! Today I’m sharing my Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page. You probably noticed I really enjoy working with watercolors lately and this page is all about watercolors and how to use them.     Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page I decided to create this page with a whimsical and funky look for two reasons. First, it’s fun and liberating to create a page that is not subjected to any rules. After all if you draw bent houses with weird looking roofs you can then color them anyway you want and go crazy with your watercolors. Second, drawing defined shapes gave me the opportunity to teach you some easy techniques to work with watercolors.   The full step by step video of the Watercolor Houses Art Journal Page is available in the VIP Room as part of the Year of Art Journaling series where we learn all there is to know about art journaling. We experiment with materials, …

Art Journal Page: I’m Fine

Hi dear crafty friendsToday I want to share with you a special Art Journal Page: I’m Fine. This page is a little different. It’s not colorful. happy or optimistic it’s the exact opposite. It has no smart quotes or message it is real, raw and revealing. It’s basically what an art journal is supposed to be.Art Journal Page: I’m FineI thought long and hard before sharing this page with you. It’s a very personal page that captures a certain period in my life that is difficult for me. It’s difficult to talk about it so creating is a great outlet for everything that is going inside of me. But do I feel sharing it in public? I decided I do and I will. I’m a real person and sometimes I have bad days and difficult issues to deal with that overwhelm me so I want to share that too. Not just the happy fun days but also the other side …

Water Colors Adventures: Art Journaling

Hi dear crafty friends!Recently I told you I discovered water colors but now I can say I can’t get enough of them. So I continue my Water Colors Adventures: Art Journaling. I love their look on an art journal page and I love the color play, layers and transparency I can achieve with them.Water Colors Adventures: Art JournalingThis time I challenged my self not only to continue playing with water colors but also to create a page without a title or a quote. It was a struggle. I kept feeling the page is too empty and had to go back to it several times and add more details. It was also a great thing to discover that water colors go really well with stencils too. I kind of liked the bluring of the lines and that some of the paint seeped under the stencil.    If you haven’t tried water colors before please give it a try. I know I said it …

How to Create an Art Journal Page with Texture

Hi dear crafty friends!Today I want to share with you How to Create an Art Journal Page with Texture. I get a lot of questions about texture in art journaling. The problem with art journaling is that unlike a canvas you can’t really add very bold texture or you will not be able to close your journal. However, having said that, you absolutely can and should add texture to your pages!  How to Create an Art Journal Page with TextureFirst I want to explain the term texture. Contrary to what you might think there are TWO types of texture: texture you can feel with your fingers or tactile texture and the other kind is visual texture, the texture you can see with your eyes.Most of the texture we add to art journaling pages is visual: patterns of all kinds, layers of color, images and bold shapes. However, it is possible to add tactile texture too, only while baring in mind it …

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 …


  Inside: two basic art journaling techniques you need to know   When I started making art journal pages I was really confused with all the techniques and materials, so much so I simply froze and ended up with an empty art journal. BUT I was determined to start making art journal page so I wanted to simplify the process and start with the basics.     BASIC ART JOURNALING TECHNIQUES   There are many basic techniques you can use to make an art journal page but if you want to keep it simple and not use too many materials you need to: Use one or two materials to make your page Apply one or two techniques to the page Once you master the basic techniques you chose combine them   ART JOURNAL PAGE BASIC BACKGROUND TECHNIQUE   The most basic art journal page technique to make background is simply cover the page with color.   Cover the page with …


  Inside: everything you need to know about using cut out magazine photos in art journaling   I’m not embarrassed to admit I don’t know how to draw so when I want to add an image or a focal point to an art journal page I need to use a different technique. One of my favorite technique is to use magazine cut out photos in art journaling.     WHY USE CUT OUT PHOTOS IN YOUR ART JOURNAL   Using magazine cut out photos in art journaling is a great and convenient way to add an image to your page: You have an almost endless selection of images you can add depending on how many magazines you have All you need to do is cut the images and attach to the page You have control of the subject, color and size of photos The paper is usually strong enough to stans other materials and techniques Magazine cut out photos are …

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