An art journal prompt can take a idea and flourish into something completely unexpected, especially with mixed media art. Download the free supply kit and prompts, try the exercise and just let it happen.
Can you remember back to the first art project you did? not when you were a child, but as an adult. You were learning something new, nervous not to make any mistakes and probably held the paintbrush a little bit too tight. Come back to present day…taking a look at your art now, what do you think of your older creations? did you keep them as a reminder of where you started?
You know the term starving artist? well, in today’s post, we can save some money by upcycling existing art that we either don’t like or was done when learning or experimenting. If you can paint acrylics on it, it’s fair game so take a look around your craft room or studio. Do you have anything that’s been shoved in a corner (poor little lonely thing), journals stacked up in a closet or canvases leaning up against the wall … GUILTY!
In this how-to video, you’ll learn how to create an organized print for art journaling, collage or other types of art. I’ll also be using scraps of tracing paper for 2nd, 3rd, and 4th generation stamping to create more printed papers.
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 to make a pamphlet style journal out of recycled newspapers. (it’s an older video, but a timeless technique).