Art Journal Catalysts

Collage

Expressing yourself through colour

Expressing yourself through colour

Colour Welcome to the Season of Colour! Vanessa here to usher you in to this Season. As is always the case when we start a new theme, I need to find a way in. I need to figure...

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How to weave with paper

How to weave with paper

Contrast Hello lovelies! It's Ashley here, and I'm so excited to share a new technique for you to try in your art journals. When I was a child I loved all sorts of paper...

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How to combine contrasting media

How to combine contrasting media

Contrast Hi again messians!In this post, I will share with you quick tutorials on contrasting mediums. These are the tools and products you wouldn't necessarily think about...

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How to use scale to create contrast

How to use scale to create contrast

Contrast Hi, friends! It's Misty here to talk a bit about using size to create contrast and interest in your journals. I've got a short video to go over a few basics. I'll be...

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A comprehensive introduction to collage

A comprehensive introduction to collage

Art 101 Hello beautiful Messians, it's Ashley here! Today I am sharing the basics of collage, including a few tips and tricks to try in your art journal. I enjoy collage because...

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How to use lines expressively

How to use lines expressively

Art 101 Hello Messians! I'm so excited to be back on the creative team this year and today I am sharing a very simple how-to guide for creating expressive lines in your pages....

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Art journal your spirit animal

Art journal your spirit animal

Art 101 Hi guys, it’s Riet here. Today I want to show you my Raven Nest Journal. It’s about my spirit animal that I discovered last year. I dedicated a whole journal...

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The Mailable Art Journal

The Mailable Art Journal

Gifts Hello, splendid Messians! I'm jazzed as hell to be back sharing another post here on the blog with you. Especially one that's about giving! Most of the people...

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How to create a collage of hands

How to create a collage of hands

Gifts Hey Messians. It's Nina here with a fun and simple idea for your next art journal spread. Since we're in the season of Gifts I thought it only appropriate to...

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Hiding your journaling on your pages

Hiding your journaling on your pages

Gifts Hello! It's Anika Lacerte with some tips on hiding your journaling on your pages. Hidden journaling makes it possible to write your thoughts down without sharing them with...

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Using vellum to create soft layers

Using vellum to create soft layers

Dreams Hello wonderful Messians! It's Zinia here again to share with you a tutorial/idea inspired by the theme of this season. When I first saw that we are having a season of...

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10 Songs 10 Minutes 10 Pages

10 Songs 10 Minutes 10 Pages

Music When I’m staring at a blank sketchbook or art journal page, feeling the call to create but at a loss for where to start, I often turn to music. A good song can evoke...

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Creating pages inspired by cover art

Creating pages inspired by cover art

Music Hello messy dearest. I have a really fun challenge for you today. This one hits me right in the (good) feels and I hope you’ll love it too.We’re gonna go way back and pick a...

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10 Minute Art Journal Pages

10 Minute Art Journal Pages

Introspection Hi there everyone, Tanyalee back with another tutorial. As it is the Season of Introspection, I thought it would be a fun idea to do a tutorial on making...

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Textured Backgrounds for Journal Pages

Textured Backgrounds for Journal Pages

Lists Hello again Get Messians, Tanyalee here with another tutorial post. This week I am going to show you how to use household items to create texture on your pages. I wouldn't...

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Creating a Floral Collage

Creating a Floral Collage

Happy Hello, beautiful Messians. It's Essie from the blog team here. I hope this season of Happy is doing your soul good, and setting the tone for a joyful and...

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Making a strip collage

Making a strip collage

Magic Hello delightful and delicious Messians! I’m Essie, and I have a tutorial for you today. I’m going to share my strip-collage process. Just so we’re...

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Simple Paper Splicing

Simple Paper Splicing

Words Hiya friends! Lauren here! In real life I have the amazing privilege of being friends with a Get Messy community member, Karen H! We actually work...

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Art journaling from a kit

Art journaling from a kit

Serenity For those who are struggling to get started with using your kits, Julia, Karen, and I (Caylee) thought we'd share what we made with the mini...

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Creating Collages in Photoshop

Creating Collages in Photoshop

Serenity Hello get messians! It’s Julia here for a digital collage tutorial. I shared a collage that I had created in photoshop a few weeks ago and had...

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How to Store and Use Ephemera

How to Store and Use Ephemera

Love This post is brought to you by the ephemera queen herself Vanessa Oliver Lloyd!  All right, art journalers, let’s take a look at ephemera. I LOVE paper. All types. Tissue...

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Make Your Own Paper Embellishments

Make Your Own Paper Embellishments

Love What you need: old book paper ball point pen paint brush acrylic paint sealant scissors 1. Draw shapes onto the paper Three simple ones for me, on two types of paper. The...

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