Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process

By Nichole Rae


Bravely record your life's trip with Art magazine paintings trip: university and Storytelling for Honoring Your inventive Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your artistic significant other and advisor as you discover your paintings journaling trip in 3 effortless steps.

Begin via placing the magazine in artwork magazine: various activates and writing kinds assist you breathe lifestyles into your hopes, emotions and intentions.

Then positioned the artwork in artwork magazine: Use your writing to increase a subject to your paintings magazine. Illustrate your tale via including photographs, illustrations and ephemera.

Finally, discover your artistic strategy: think of colour, phrases and emblems as you construct fantastically layered university pages.

Along this paintings journaling direction, you can find the power to hear your center and locate your inventive voice.

All you might want to do is Embrace the Journey.


  • Journaling prompts
  • 15 mixed-media and university techniques
  • Dozens of inspirational magazine pages

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Discover the scrapbook element of your neighborhood craft shop and read outdated books for photos or illustrations. you can even contain your personal drawings or papers you've gotten accumulated. fabrics checklist magazine classic papers glue paintbrush paint samples paper ephemera buttons paper clips STEP 1: Paper clips are an effective way so as to add a pop of colour to a flat web page. those pages may be thought of entire as is, with bits of tape, classic sheet track and a photograph to compare the magazine web page. STEP 2: you should use buttons or paper clips so as to add sort for your pages.

The preliminary paintings that incorporates getting ready for the artistic method makes area to your artistic spirit to conform. I even have chanced on that having a piece house organize and having the entire provides you wish to paintings with makes the “creating” half relaxing. you can “just create,” and this enables your brain to chill. whilst I first begun developing books I had piles of papers at the desk and may lose my stamps and scissors below all of it. i might usually lose my concentration simply because i might spend so much of my time trying to find offers rather than developing.

STEP nine: Tear your magazine record all the way down to measurement alongside the fold traces. The torn facet supplies the paper a worn influence. Tip you should use a straightedge, ruler or perhaps an previous plastic reward card to make the tear good outlined. I simply use my fingernail. STEP 10: Glue your magazine web page to the booklet web page utilizing a glue stick. Press the pages jointly alongside the perimeters. Tip utilizing a glue stick prevents the pages from warping or crinkling. STEP eleven: Emphasize your magazine web page by means of boxing in phrases or words with a pen, highlighting phrases with oil pastels or including stamped phrases within the white area.

I've got created a couple of books utilizing previous photos from whilst i used to be more youthful. I used a scanner/copier to make copies to take advantage of in my books and saved the originals in good shape. accumulating your pictures is an inventive little part undertaking. commence a folder in your computer and upload pictures that you really want to have revealed. when you acquire not less than fifty to 1 hundred photographs, print them out. Printing them at a photograph heart offers higher caliber than an at-home printer. when you print your pictures, use a basket or a shoebox to arrange them.

STEP three: Use rubber stamps with black ink to fill components of white house with phrases or words that talk to you. you can even use various sizes of the stamps to stress significant phrases. layout defined whilst taking a look at those pages, you’ll see that I used colour because the major point to attach the 2 pages jointly. i began with the photo at the correct and pulled the blue colour from that, then additional blue “little bits” (paper clip, oil pastel, paint pattern and fowl representation) to the left facet.

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