Have you tried art journaling yet? I used to think it sounded a bit intimidating. The term "art journaling" brought to mind a book full of messy, fine art techniques requiring a variety of paints, inks, gels, and sprays. Well I thought it would be fun to try my own spin on things - one involving a bit more paper and stamps - in addition to a few paints and markers thrown in for good measure.
So, what did I learn? First, there is no right or wrong way to create an art journal. I decided to start mine by decorating the cover with an assortment of papers.
Second, you can include anything you like - including quotes and a mish mash of product. Mine is sprinkled with snippets of motivational sayings and text.
The inside cover looked plain in comparison with the front, so I decorated it too.
Last - and most importantly - art journaling is fun! I love the freedom to create whatever I want, test out new color combinations, stamps, coloring techniques, punches, die cuts, and anything else that comes to mind... best of all, if I create something I don't like, it is easy to rip out the page and start over. (I know that probably goes against the spirit of art journaling, but it makes the perfectionist in me happy).
This page features a lot of doodling.
Check back soon to see more pages in my journal. In the meantime, my friend Kristie has some great resources about art journaling on her website, Artful Adventures, and offers a class that is perfect for anyone wanting a more indepth look at all the possibilities.
Thanks so much for visiting. Have a wonderfully creative day!