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365 Art a Day Project, Classes and Blog by Gisèle Grenier

Art Journaling

Although this Modified Midori Journal is primarily for our 365 Art a Day Project, you can use it for anything you want.  It’s great if you want to remove your art booklets or replace them with something else.  For more information about the 365 Art a Day Project, click here for the blog post on the site or click here for our Facebook Group.


Modified Midori Journals for Art

Detailed video showing how I heavily modified the Midori for heavy art use.

What is the 365 Art a Day Project?

Most of us don’t have time to be creative every day, so let’s create a miniature art piece every day and set a time limit of 15 minutes. The Art a Day piece can be a drawing, painting, sketch, collage, doodle, pen & ink, watercolour sketch, ATC…anything. Keep it small and set a time limit and you’ll see how much easier it becomes to create Art every day! I’ll be posting pictures of my own Art a Day creations, but will also have a video showing various techniques for beginners or ones having a bit of trouble getting started.  Those videos will be available here, so if you’d like to know when each one is released, subscribe to my blog.  I also setup a Facebook Group so people can post pictures of their own adventures, click here for the link.
Art a Day Coptic Mini JournalI’m challenging myself during this Art a Day adventure by creating the Art pieces in a small format (2.5″ x 3.5″), so of course, I had to make a few journals to hold 365 Art a Day pieces.  Here’s a pic of one of the little journal which I created using various scrap papers watercolour and mixed media paper from Strathmore and Stonehenge paper, using a coptic stitch to bind everything together.
I have videos on YouTube showing this, but to make it easy for you, here are two videos, the first is a Coptic journal with a hard cover and the second in the playlist is with no covers.

Bird Silhouette PaintingMoonlight Song

In session 27 of the DOUG 2014 series, I had created this very simple painting, geared towards anyone wanting to make a piece of art fast or for youngsters who want to be creative. After filming this, we had major technical issues and two videos were affected, so I had to film another painting. Because this painting was done on a Book of Backgrounds Bird Silhouette Painting page (textured page on the left), I decided to turn this into an opportunity to show you how to get the same look on any random background, regardless of what it is (right)

Techniques include stenciling, broad brush strokes, layering and glazing.

To get more information about this art class, click here.

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