I can trace the roots for my love of art journaling waaay back to High School and the very inexpensive, aptly labeled "Scrapbook" used to save flowers, ticket stubs and ANYTHING else I could glue or tape down.
|Couldn't resist clipping this|
This 6 word autobiography, I cut out of a magazine found a home in my art journal. Anything goes in there. Bet you still fit into High School earrings too!
I put this art journal together with a few materials just laying around the studio, manila file folder, 2" binder rings, cardboard, paper grocery bags and a hole punch. So easy and "mostly" free, as it was all stuff I already owned.
|homemade art journal|
I like using this homemade journal, it's not fancy or fussy and I feel free to try whatever, in there. The binder rings are great because I can remove the page I'm working on and don't worry about messing up any other pages.
Recently, I've added some watercolor paper pages into my art journal. While the paper bag material is sturdy, it doesn't hold up well to wet media like WC paper.
The yellow man page consists of watercolor paper, an old book page, silhouette stamped from white fabric spray paint, outlined with black flair pen which bled slightly when I added watercolor paints in shades of yellow and blue.
This journal is nearly finished and I love the eclectic mix of artwork in it. Some days I spend loads of time working on a page and others get a simple quote.
This page is grocery bag with leaves punched from newspaper and colored with Faber-Castell gelatos and the quote printed with my Dymo LetraTag.
Do you enjoy art journaling? Or perhaps sewing? For me, working in an art journal every day is therapeutic, fun and educational.
I've been taking 2 different online classes and learning lots of cool techniques, so in the next post I'll share them with you.