Roll the art dice: a creative art journaling game

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Hello artists, Alicia here to kick off the Season of Play with an art journaling game! Games are fun for all ages, and today, I am going to introduce you to a fun and easy game we can play while we art journal. This is also a perfect game to play when you are stuck or looking for a way to art journal without having to think too much! Join me as I show you how to play and share a peek at the art journaling spread I create during the game!



This game can be adapted to use 1 or 2 dice, and you can pick any task to assign to the numbers you roll. The PDF list I provide is a starting point. Feel free to use your favorite process tasks or challenge yourself to try a few new process tasks (it will be a good way to try something new in your art journal). We can’t wait to see what art journaling spreads you create while playing this game. Share them using #GMSeasonsofPlay and #getmessyartjournal.

Now it’s your turn:

  • Get 1-2 Dice
  • Select 6-12 process tasks and assign each a number (depending on wether you use 1 or 2 dice)
  • Begin rolling the dice and completing the process task you roll
  • Play until you feel your art journal spread is complete!
  • Share your art journal spreads with the Get Messy community.
  • Most important: Have fun!!


Alicia lives in Portland, Oregon. She loves to create intuitively and freely and let the art come out without holding back. When it all comes together on a spread, it feels magical, meaningful, and like a deep breath for her soul.


  1. Chris Silker

    What a great idea! Looking forward to trying this out later.

    • Alicia Schultz

      Can’t wait to see!!!

  2. Clare Etheridge

    I am in love with your little journal, I am super inspired to make my own and also play the game!

    • Alicia Schultz

      Yes, Please play! Tag me if you share your post! I’d love to see what you create!

  3. Amber Coulter

    Love this Alicia! I can’t wait to play!

    • Alicia Schultz

      It’s so fun! I hope you’ll enjoy it!

  4. Sonja

    I played along. Such a great idea!

    • Alicia Schultz

      Awesome!!! I would love to see what you created! Feel free to tag me on instagram if you share it (I’m @vineandthistle)!

  5. Anouk Karssen

    What a fun thing to do! Think I’m going to play today for my 100days project. Thank you for sharing!

  6. Sasha Zinevych

    Fun! I am going to try it today! 🙂 Thank you, Alicia!

  7. Christina Cloud

    This is such a great idea! I love it and can’t wait to try it!! It might help with the major artist block I’ve had for weeks now! Yay!

  8. Chrystal Vang

    This sounds like fun. I don’t have dice so I am going to put numbers in a tin or a hat also newbie appreciates the process list. Aloha

  9. Millicent

    Super idea! Let’s go!

  10. Scarletfire

    Is there a pla d to share our st creations?! Fun game!!