Do you sometimes wonder what art tools you really need to draw and paint in your art journal? I’m going to share 11 top art tools to use, but don’t rush and think you must get all of these. Check each one out and choose the ones you need for your unique art.
Buying art supplies online is an amazing solution when you can’t go out or there aren’t any art supplies stores near you. After doing some research, I’ve collected 6 online stores that the art journaling community really likes and uses.
In this post, my goal is to show you different ways you can use a painting/palette knife in your art journal process and give you a few palette knife painting ideas. The painting knife gives many opportunities for experimenting and having fun with your art supplies.
I’ll share basic info on watercolor supplies for beginners so that you can decide which supplies are the right for you. You’ll learn about different kids of paper, brushes, and other supplies that are essential for the beginning of your watercolor journey.
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.