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 JournalWhen 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 your art journal:1. Don’t think of it …

15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal

Today i’m sharing 15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal. Texture in an art journal doesn’t necessarily means bold or bulky raised patterns. Texture can also be an addition of a paper layer or a different material than paper. My definition of texture is everything that you can feel with your finger when you move it across the page. Each of the numbered ways is linked to the tutorial for that art journal page.  15 Ways to Add Texture to Your Art Journal#1 Cut Paper Shape: punch or cut a paper and add it on top of your art journal page. I cut out a shape of a woman, painted it and wrote inside it and then glued it to the page.#2 Dimensional paint: use dimensional paint as a tool for drawing shapes or even letters. You can also use dimensional fabric paint it’ll have the same effect. I drew the circles with dimensional paint.#3 Letter stickers: Use letter …

3 Reasons to Hand Write in Your Art Journal

I know some of you don’t like using their hand writing on their art journal pages. But I want to share my 3 Reasons to Hand Write in Your Art Journal and offer a new way of looking at your hand writing.  3 Reasons to Hand Write in Your Art JournalIt’s VersatileWhen you write your quote or sentence you have endless possibilities. You can decide on the font, the size, the color and the shape. When you use a stamp, a sticker or cut out letters you have to compromise on each of those things. When you use your own hand writing you can match the letters to the page and give then the exact look that you want.  On this page for example I wanted to show that different is good. So I wrote different letters with different shapes and sizes to get the message across.You Can PracticeYour art journal is where you can try new techniques and experiment with new …

Art Journal Page with Two Color Background

Today I’m sharing an Art Journal Page with Two Color Background. This is a simple technique yet I really like the effect it gives. The two color background is the perfect background for journaling or pages with half and half themes.   Art Journal Page with Two Color BackgroundMy page is basically a reflection of day and night or if you want the two parts of any person’s soul. It has a bright side and a dark side. I first started with applying acrylic paints in two colors: blue and black. The best way to do that is to use an old credit card to spread the paints on the page without even reaching the edges.  The next step was to add a little stamping to the background making sure it’s in the same colors as the paints. I added a yellow bright sun with yellow acrylic paint. Then I added a tree which I drew by hand and painted with colored pencils. …

HOW TO MAKE LAYERS ON ART JOURNAL PAGES

  Inside: how to make layers on art journal pages   I have a secret…you’ll be amazed by it and surprised and you’ll wonder how come you never knew it before! The secret to making beautiful art journal pages is not having lots of supplies or knowing many techniques. Making amazing art journal pages is all about the LAYERS! Yes! If you make lots of layers, even simple ones, on your page it will look great every single time!     HOW TO MAKE LAYERS ON ART JOURNAL PAGES   Making layers on art journal pages is easy as long as you remember a few simple rules:   Add colors and patterns gradually and not at once. Keep your color scheme to 3-4 colors. Start with large patterns and then add smaller ones. Keep the layers in the background and only after you finish add a focal point and text.   Learn more about how to make art journal page, …

HOW TO USE STENCILS TO MAKE A WONDERFUL ART JOURNAL PAGE

  Inside: how to use stencils to make backgrounds and focal point on an art journal page   Stenciling is like magic! You can use them to make your own patterns and images while controlling the size, the shape and the color. This versatile tool is great for art journaling and today I want to show you how to use stencils to make both the background and the focal point!     HOW TO USE STENCILS TO MAKE AN ART JOURNAL PAGE   MAKE THE BACKGROUND   The first step is to fill the page with patterns and colors. Use different stencils with different colors and make the background as colorful as possible. Layer the patterns slightly but give each pattern its own space so it will be visible.     COMPLETE THE BACKGROUND   To complete the background add some more colors and layers with acrylic paints and pieces of tissue papers. Make sure to paint parts of the …

Mini Art Journal Book

I created a Mini Art Journal Book in an easy technique. This technique can be applied to any book you want so you’ll be able to create your own mini albums and books. It’s the perfect way to create something from scratch and give it your own style from the pages to the cover. Mini Art Journal BookStart with heavy water color papers. You want your pages to be thick enough for any medium or material you’ll add on them. Thick papers will not curl, bend or bleed to the other side. Cut the papers to the desired size. The way to figure out the size is easy. Decide what size you want your pages to be. Cut the papers in the same height and double the width. For example if you want your pages to be 4″ long and 3″ wide you need to cut the paper into 4″ by 6″ squares.   Now comes the fun part of adding paints, stenciling …

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