i am having so much fun art journaling!
i purchased my first art journal ever a few weeks ago. people mentioned i might get addicted to art journaling, but i never thought i’d love it quite so much!
for years i’ve taken to writing morning pages (via Julia Cameron and the Artist’s Way). and when i ran out of pages and needed a new journal, i figured i’d just pick up something i always love with a gorgeous cover and graph or recycled paper inside.
but when i saw this journal, the thought jumped in that it would be a perfect art journal.
and slowly, i’ve been filling it’s pages with doodles, collages and mixed media.
after taking mindy lacefield’s paint your story online class, i was inspired to start taking drawings from my sketchbook and layering them in my journal with all sorts of supplies.
i don’t often feel pressure when i create, but there’s something about working right on these pages that keeps things spontaneous. it’s so free-ing!
and since i’ve convinced myself it’s a journal rather than a sketchbook, my mind goes straight to including words too.
for these pages, i used water soluble oil pastels, white gesso, a silver graffiti paint marker, painted background pages from my sketchbook, and tissue paper.
i happened to record the process of this art journal page from start to finish…i hope you enjoy the video!
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