- Play Prompts + Sidekick
- Paper dolls: making your illustrations interactive.
- Junk drawer as treasure trove: using household items to make marks in your journal
- A Zillion Ways to Fill a Sketchbook
- Scavenger Hunt: Get inspired by your neighborhood
- The paintbrush of power: Using comics and cartoons to turn yourself into a superhero
- Scribble Play: Creating a mixed media mosaic scribble
- New do! Styling hair in your journal pages.
- Seeing patterns: Carve your own rotating stamp
- Roll the art dice: a creative art journaling game
New do! Styling hair in your journal pages.
I am sure all the ladies you use in your pages are gorgeous with perfectly perfect hair styles. I think we need to improve those hair dos and make them all our own!
For my image I used a really great website which is chock full of images with no copyright issues called Unsplash.
- Art Journal or altered book
- Sharp scissors
- Face/head image
- Glue stick
- White pen
- Black pen
For this page I left lots of white space on my finished page which meant that the original book page could be seen. If you prefer, you can completely cover the page before you add your collaged face.
Once you have cut out your face and removed her hair, choose carefully where you want your face and her new hair on the page. Consider how much doodling you want to add and whether a quote is going to be incorporated. Experiment with placing before you glue your image down.
- Choose an face with hair you can remove and replace, find different images – just faces, a whole figure, profile or straight on. Give your character a totally new hair style.
- Find another image to use and instead of hair, add collaged botanicals or birds.
- Grab yet another image and go crazy, give them neon hair, a rainbow, or animal ears and a crown!
Clare is originally from the north of England and has lived in the mid-west of America since 2003. Her workplace is the local library where she is a part time librarian, which is good because she loves books. Her favourite part of art journaling is the opportunity to create with no pressure and usually no finished idea in mind and the chance to create a sketchbook and fill it up however she wants!