Art Journaling is something I started doing over the summer. I love the freedom of using mixed media combined with journaling. Its expressive, creative, and fun. When working in your art journal there’s a degree of comfort because its something that’s meant only for you (Unless you want to share). When you worry less, think less, wonderful things start to happen. Most of the time you will be surprised at what emerges when you create from your heart. I use a Mixed Media Journal with at least 140lb. paper. This allows me to use any media without it bleeding in to the next page. Are you intimidated by the bright white page? Don’t worry, most of us are! Get some water colors and start putting some colors down. Tear paper from an old book or scrapbook paper, whatever you like and tear and glue (Modge Podge works great or an Acrylic Medium) Use favorite quotes, poetry, and anything that resonates with you and start there. Then cut out pictures, use your own pictures, stickers, magazines and start building your page. I draw my own characters and often embellish with clippings from scrapbook paper. Doodle, Draw, Clip and Stick…get messy, have fun!
Thanks for stopping and lingering a while xo…Julissie