For this page I used Liquitex Professional Acrylic Ink! I’ve been dying to use some new Altenew coffee-themed stamps, and the coffee color of this page was the perfect backdrop. It’s nice, but…meh. Since gesso takes acrylic paint well I created a wash and brushed it over the page, which highlighted the texture. Gesso and art journal pages are a happy marriage. The photo doesn’t do justice to the beautiful gradation of color on the page. Prepping art journal backgrounds offers inspiration on days when you want to work on something, but … Prepping art journal backgrounds offers inspiration on days when you want to work on something, but your muse is off getting a latte. Guess I know what I’ll be doing this weekend. I did this intuitively, with no thought to what I would ultimately do with it. Artists Network TV: OVER 700 art video workshops! It doesn’t compel me to want to do more. You? Here I brushed it on a page and used some bubble wrap and the end of a paintbrush to give it some interest. So I flipped through another art journal and found some silly sketches I did one day when I was bored. Cookie Statement Terms & Conditions. Monoprinting on gelatin plates is completely addictive, and there are a thousand different ways to spin this technique. There’s a ton to look at, but not that much that inspires. When it dried, this is what I had…. I liked the sketches but not the rest of the page, so I cut them out, backed them with black paper to make them pop, and glued them to the page. You may use traditional bookbinding methods, or recycle materials such as old books or your own art. They will inspire me and hopefully, my students, in our own journaling. This technique can work for painted canvases, too, or collages — pretty much anything you enjoy creating on a regular basis. Jun 8, 2017 - Explore Colleen Sullivan Blake's board "Art Journal Ideas", followed by 5888 people on Pinterest. I love the pages covered with stamping and the scratch backs into gesso. You could use this as a springboard for doodles, or creating an abstract design — but honestly, looking at it left me a little cold. I invested another three minutes and threw some heavy body acrylic paint on the page, blending blue and black and white, creating a frame around the center. It doesn’t move me. When the paint dried, I sanded it a bit and added the word “Clamor.” Now there’s something going on. Aug 21, 2020 - This is a place to gather some of my favorite journal pages I've found surfing the net. Stay up to date with the latest content, educational resources, promotions and special news from our partners. I want to add a crescent moon to the collaged page, and the cowgirl needs some big, Texas-size flowers. Acrylic ink is a lovely medium; the saturated color, the way it flows on the page, and its unpredictability makes it so much fun to work with. Ceri xx. You must Register or We can all agree that when it comes to art journaling, we loathe the blank page, yes? Yum! hbspt.forms.create({portalId: "6817144",formId: "a36f91dc-2cbf-4f96-9d1a-bf390cb71586" Over 1,000 hours of content. Here I’ve covered a page with torn vintage book pages. A great beginning, but I need a little more to get the wheels turning. Think of it as leaving little art clues to your future self. Yet I often find that prepping a page by just putting something down it isn’t enough. I may use the word as a prompt when I come back to the page, or not. The process took all of 45 seconds, and I not only have a cool, compelling image, but I also have the beginning of a story, which I didn’t have before. I’m sure you’ve made ghost prints, which are lighter second and third-generation prints from the original, which look great layered. When I’m doing printing on my Gelli plate I have at least one art journal on hand so I can make ghost prints on the pages, since they make great backgrounds. Our Sites: WetCanvas | Southwest Art | Collector's Guide, © Copyright 2020 Golden Peak Media. Here’s a quick bonus tip from Rae Missigman on how to repurpose your artwork into custom stickers! Let’s take a closer look at how visual journals promote drawing and creative thinking skills in an incredible way. I focused on how my students’ journals could become a storehouse of ideas … A password will be sent to your email address. in Quinacridone Magenta, and squeezed the dropper to create a kind of wonky grid across the page. You can determine the shape, size, and density of your art journal, and whether, and how, it is bound. Ink drips really well — and those drips can be a great starting point for an art journal background. All Rights Reserved. Just a smidge of a story. The idea is to give yourself a little bit of a narrative to start with. See more ideas about Art journal, Art journal inspiration, Sketch book. That is, until I remembered some copied photos I had that I could use for an image transfer. In my room, my students and I started early in the year by discussing why artists keep journals. They offer so much creative control and choice. I chose this cowgirl (downloaded from The Graphics Fairy) and transferred it using a Chartpak AD marker blender. See more ideas about Art journal, Journal pages, Art journal … We can all agree that when it comes to art journaling, we loathe the blank page, yes? That’s fun, right? A starting point. So today I am going to show you a few techniques I use for taking pre-prepped art journal backgrounds one step further — and it doesn’t take much time at all. Three stamps later and I’ve got a nice theme going on, and I know this is a page I’ll love working on. Here’s one I did recently, which is a ghost printapalooza of various designs and colors. }); Artist Network is with you every step of your art journey. Handmade art journals inspire me. But the colors, the shapes, and the word create a mood and give me something to work with, and the time investment was minimal. Come have fun with us! Introducing the Concept. Maybe the elements are a little incongruous, but I love the way the sketches pop, and they’re no longer lost on a page I had forgotten about. Art Journal Backgrounds for An Inspirational Start, A Bold and Impressionistic Pastel Aesthetic, The Many Possibilities of Painting with Acrylic, Woodcut Prints With a Sociopolitical Purpose, Drawing in Action: How Movement in Art is the Key to Success, Artists Share the Best Gifts They Ever Received. Login to post a comment. Come make art with us! Looking at all of these pages, I have all kinds of ideas spinning in my head. Covering a page with collage scraps is great, but for me, the end result is almost as creatively frustrating as a blank page. I love gesso for its texture effects, so I often use it as a foundation, brushing it on a blank page and, while wet, stamping or scribbling into it or using a texture tool like a Catalyst wedge.


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