- We love people who make art, and if you’re here then we love you too
- Lesson 1 – So what the Frida Kahlo is art journaling?
- Lesson 2 – It’s not about the tools, it’s about how you use them
- Lesson 3 – The breakfast of art journaling
- Lesson 4 – How to do the actionable inspiration thing
- Lesson 5 – Prompts are real life art catalysts
- Lesson 6 – Art friends are not like regular friends
How to start art journaling > Lesson 3
The breakfast of art journaling (How to make your first art journal page)
You may have already created art journal pages, and if you have, GO YOU – you artist you.
When we say first, we mean that this technique can be used if it’s the first time you’ve ever even opened an art journal, if it’s the first time sitting down to create after a major art drought, or if it’s your first page that day and you need a warm up.
It’s the first thing you can create in a day, but it isn’t resigned to the start. This is the breakfast of art journal prompts, and oh boy are we part of the breakfast club.
This is from our trip to Budapest. See how much we prefer eggs to caring what we look like on camera?
Anyways. We’re getting distracted. Here is your surefire way to create an art journal page without too much thinking.
We want you to follow a recipe. Think of it like baking… we give you the steps feel free to be as liberal or as precise with this recipe as you feel like
- Smear some paint down on the page in one of your favourite colours
- Use a piece of paper from your day and add it to the page
- Write down words that you heard recently that have stuck with you
- Create a blind contour sketch
Here is my interpretation of the recipe…
Follow the recipe. Eggs are optional.
Smear some paint down on the page in one of your favourite colours
Use a piece of paper from your day and add it to the page
Write down words that you heard recently that have stuck with you
Create a blind contour sketch