Make your own art journal is easy. I actually put up an e-course on how I made a similar one to the one below. (Link at the bottom of the post.)
I love making stuff, and experimenting with materials, mostly paper and fabric.
I hand “painted” the muslin cover with acrylic paints and alcohol inks, let it dry, and then I ironed it flat. I used a manila folder that I cut to size to fit the pages I made. I also made sure the muslin covered the inside of the cover. I got lucky because it did!
Then I proceeded to deckle the edges of 34 sheets of card stock in various colors.
I then wet all the pages and dribbled or poured paints and inks on them, and the effect is always fun when paint runs in the water.
It is very rewarding to make your own journal, to be part of the entire process of making it your own and then filling it with art and writing. Modern day journaling… I think we long for expression, something to keep us in touch with what we REALLY feel.
So much time is lived behind the mask that society expects from us. Art is a great way to express your innermost thoughts and feelings, and some stuff you didn’t even know was in there. 🙂
Art is healer and a challenger. Why not go for a wild ride and claim your innate creativity? Everyone is an artist and that’s the truth.
Everyone knows how to express themselves, therefore there is an ability to express in art.
The above journal is available in my Earth and Faery etsy shop. The link is EARTH AND FAERY. SOLD right away, but you can still make your own. 🙂
If you want to check out the e-course how to make three different kinds of art journals, go to THIS PAGE.
I wish you a great, creative weekend!