This is my absolute favourite method of making an art journal… I simply take existing pages and bind them as I need to. So for this video, I bind all my journal pages that I’ve received in the Creative Art Journaling 8×10 swap. This method is what I”m going to be using for the Dark Side of Vintage project.
In this video, I’ll show you how I make a pamphlet style journal out of recycled newspapers. In my next post scheduled for tomorrow, I will show you how to make an expanded journal using existing journal pages.
In this video lesson, I will show you how to make an art journal out of a single sheet of watercolour paper that is 22″x30″. The video lesson in the next post will be making the same type of journal, but out of recycled newspapers.
For this lesson, all the supplies are listed at the end of the video.
With the start of our Dark Side of Vintage Project, the first thing we will go over this week is the different types of art journals you can use. Now before I go any further…if you don’t want to do the project in an art journal, that is totally fine, you can create the project as a series on masonite, canvas, mixed media paper.. whatever you want.
In this first video, there is no lesson, but I’m showing a variety of different types of art journals that I’ve made and I go over some store bought ones too. Videos on making your own journals will be posted today. There will be three:
- making a journal out of a single sheet (22×30) of watercolour paper using the pamphlet stitch. (Pamphlet Journal)
- making a journal out of recycled newspaper (Making a Journal from Newspaper)
- making an expanding journal – this one is my favourite as you work on individual supports (w/c paper, cardstock, mixed media paper, terra skin) so you can mix and match your support and after the art is created, then you bind it. This makes it easy to add pieces wherever you want in the journal and remove pages. (Making an Expanding Journal)
So let’s get started.
I’ve setup a new project on my art journaling website Creative Art Journaling and thought, I’d post it here too, because this project can be done by anyone, even if they are not into art journaling.
The theme of “Dark Side of Vintage” + a sub-theme which will start the week of June 10th. Week 1 is the making or choosing the art journal. If you are not using an art journal, you can skip week 1 and start with the 1st activity next week.
To participate in this activity, you’ll need an art journal just for this project. You can make one yourself or you can buy one. I will be doing a few short videos on different journals you can easily make. There are no set supplies that you’ll need, whatever you have and you simply create your journal page based on the prompt that I post. I will be creating a video of how I make my page so I can take this time to show some techniques, talk about my process and hope to inspire someone to jump into art journaling Now, you know I hate rules or being told what to do, so if you don’t want to work in an art journal, but prefer to create your pieces as a series on canvas, masonite or whatever… that’s totally fine!
There will be a new “Dark Side of Vintage” prompt posted every week, but the first activity will be setting up the journal.