Don’t you hate when you’re feeling so creative and enjoy making your art journal pages and then suddenly something smears and smudges your page. The background music stops. The happy bubble bursts. And you just sit there thinking in disappointment: no, no, no, no, NO! So, what can you do to stop your art journal pages from smearing? Try waterproof art supplies. There are many to choose from, and I’m going to list some that I’ve tried over the years and that have served me really well.
Have you been thinking of buying gesso to use in your art journals? You’ve heard other artists talk about this gesso but you still aren’t quite sure why and how to use it and whether you even care about having it. So, my purpose today is to answer 15 practical questions about gesso and art journaling before you buy it.
So you have an art journal and you’re going to buy (or already bought) some gesso, but you wonder how to apply gesso to paper? Today, I’m going to list 9 tools for applying gesso to paper and show you how they look on paper and what effect you get with each tool.
Do you often struggle with finding the perfect pen for your art journaling ideas? The one that doesn’t smear, or get ruined by the background you are working on? Today, I’ll try to answer some burning questions about art journaling pens (and markers, too) based on my experience with different brands.
Do you need a whole craft store delivered to you in order to make art and express yourself? Do you need a bunch of art supplies to make your art journal pages? Well, no. Although it would be fun to have all those supplies you see in the craft stores, the ones looking at you and seducing you with their color and awesomeness, you only need a small part of those supplies to create. And to be satisfied with what you make. That’s why I wanted to share the top 5 art journal supplies I always go back to. No matter how much stuff I buy, I always somehow have the top 5 or 6 that my hand wants to hold and work with.
Read about 13 Halloween art journal prompts you can do this month. Some of them are just for the sake of drawing and painting, but most of them are my ideas on how to be more mindful while creating art and exploring your darker side. As always, I’ve prepared a free printable for you so you can use it with the ideas in this post. Welcome to the dark side.
Through years of art journaling, I’ve found that creating art and being mindful about it can do wonders to my mood and overall positive self-reflection. So, the other day, while I was thinking about a fall collage in my art journal, an idea came out of the blue. If you think about the fall and the falling leaves, you can see that the trees let go of leaves so they can prepare for new and fresh things. So, with this artistic mindfulness exercise, I wanted to share how to become more aware of the things you want to let go.
If you like the fall season, you’ll love making art in your art journal about it. Especially with these fall art journal prompts and ideas. That is why I’m sharing some ideas and prompts for your fall art journal pages, as well as some autumn quotes you can use. Also, I’ve made free fall printables you can use for this purpose.
The great thing about these printable stickers is that you just print them, cut them out, and use them in your art journals. As simple as that. These printable stickers are also for your inner artist who loves the soft watercolor look on your pages. If you’re looking for a feminine touch, these will make your heart skip a few times.