Art Journal

An art journal is a place where you can put on paper your most creative ideas in the most creative ways possible. An art journal could simply be a place journal where you make sketches or experiment with color. Or it could be a journal you make and then fill up, embellish with add- on’s and alter pages. This section is a wealth of information, prompts and helpful hints about art journals. You’ll find everything from step- by- step tutorials from authors like Traci Bautista, Eric Scott and David Modler, to podcasts featuring Zom Osborne and Tammy Garcia to videos with Seth Apter that offer a variety of ideas for how to create and personalize your art journal.

Art Journal Kickstarter Featuring Your Art!

Calling all art journaling artists: we want to share your art! Your art could be featured in our new book Art Journal Kickstarter if you share your work with us – it’s that simple! Art journaling has always been a way to …

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Journal Fresh: Michelle Geller

Dawn DeVries Sokol interviews Michelle Geller who uses her art journal as a combination scrapbook and preserver of memories.

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Create Your Own Head Map: A Tutorial

In this step- by- step guide, Jill K. Berry shows you how to make a head map of opposing ideas in your mind.

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You *Can* Take It with You

Planning a trip and wondering what art journal supplies to take and how to carry them? Ricë rounds up some online examples of ways to take it on the road~~

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Create a Simplicity Journal

In this excerpt from The Elemental Journal by Tammy Kushnir, you’ll learn how to make a simple fabric art journal that you can use to record your reflections.

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Video Tutorial Previews: Easy Mixed Media with Seth Apter

We are thrilled to announce the release of two new video tutorials by one of our favorite people, Seth Apter! Seth Apter is the voice behind the well-loved blog, The Altered Page, which serves as a gathering place for artists …

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Doodling Tutorial: Graffiti Bouquet

Traci Bautista shares with you one of our favorite “journal collage” techniques from one of her best-loved North Light books, Doodles Unleashed.

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Claybord Book Tutorial

Claybord paintings make unique book covers when with combined with simple binder rings and a few power tools—Don’t let the power tools scare you off! This project couldn’t be easier, and you’ll love the the personal, functional and flexible results of your efforts!

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Zom Osborne Tells How Art Journaling Can Make You Brave

Art journaling can be fun, it can be freeing, it can be therapeutic. Zom Osborne explains why it can also be empowering.

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What Is An Art Journal? With Zom Osborne

Australian artist Zom Osborn has created a fabulous video giving a peek inside her journal and addressing the question, “What is an art journal?” You’ll come away newly inspired~~

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