I have often admired the creative people who can put pencil, paint, ink, etc to paper and make something truly beautiful. Their work is an expression of themselves, and I imagine it is very satisfying to keep a journal full of ones art.
Lately I have been watching YouTube videos of artists creating gorgeous art journals, and the urge to start my own journal hit me. As I watched James Burke, Vicki Papineau, and others, I realized that even if I didn’t consider myself an artist I would love to have a book full of my own creations.
First things first, I decided to go through all of my supplies and see if I had any that I could use for my future art work. I’m primarily a scrapbooking, cardmaking, planning papercrafter, so I thought I would need to go out and buy supplies.
I found an embarrassing amount of art supplies that were used once, or not at all. There were gellatos, distress inks, sponge daubers, acrylic paints, paint brushes, water colors, markers, paint pens, sprays, gel medium, mod podge, and stencils. All I needed was the journal!
As you can see I added a few things because I was so excited, but most of this was just hanging out in my craft room!
I am so excited to get started and see where this journey takes me. I hope you will follow along, and maybe create a journal of your own.