- Easy watercolor tiny book
- Textured Backgrounds for Journal Pages
- Finding Inspiration in the Everyday
- Making A Tag Book
- Ugly Pages
- Incorporating lists in your Art Journal
- Tips for Using Magazines in your Art Journal
- Six fun watercolour techniques
- A guide to the transfer technique
- Making backgrounds with Gelatos
- Art Collective
- Make your own notebook using pamphlet stitch
- Lists Inspir-action
- Lists Prompts + Sidekick
Incorporating lists in your Art Journal
Hello, It’s Julia here again to talk you through how I, as a non-lister, am tackling this season! As a dyslexic person, words are not my friends, so I would never choose to find comfort or reassurance in creating a list. To me, this is a chore, an opportunity for spelling mistakes and quite frankly, a stressful task. When this season was announced I definitely had some trepidation about it. I wasn’t sure how I could incorporate lists into my art journaling without it looking too organised. Neatness is also not my favourite! I know I can’t be the only one who feels like this, so I have created this tutorial to inspire anyone who feels like me, as well as any list lovers who want to mix things up a bit. I wanted to focus on how to be creative with our lists and how to stray away from the traditional formats.
- List around an image
I like this way of listing as it isn’t your focal point when you first see the page. It is something to look at more closely, an opportunity to understand the page better without being confronted by text.
- Illustrate each point
I am not very good at drawing, but it is one of my 2016 goals to improve. I think this way of creating a list is fun and playful. It makes my brain work a little bit harder when I have to think about how to bring each point to life
- Pattern the page
This is one of the only lists I had art journalled prior to our current season. The mark making and patterns around the words almost distort the text. Something I am drawn to is making the reader work for your information – journalling is personal and can be difficult to share. Concealing your words like this can make it easier to share, I know it does for me.
- Breaking the list up
Rather than creating in a sequence, I like this method of how things randomly come into your mind. It creates a nice, casual aesthetic and as they are personal points, can be as in depth or vague as you would like. I hope this will help anyone like me, who is slightly scared by this season. Good luck and happy listing!
Julia is a British designer and creative enthusiast. She loves to express herself through shape, colour and pattern – living by the ethos of more is more!