Do you want to get into art journaling but have no idea where to begin? Let me help you!
Can you do this?
Let me start by saying that “art journaling” can sound intimidating if you don’t class yourself as an arty person…and actually even if you do consider yourself arty!
You don’t need any formal training and art journal pages don’t have to be realistic works of art. They can be as abstract and as messy as you like, filled with clashing colours and untidy writing and whatever else you feel like at the time.
Let me be clear: if you have something to make marks with and something to make marks on you can start art journaling.
How easy is it to get started?
So if art journaling can be pretty much, well, anything, where do you start?
In the beginning at least, you’ll need to do a little trial and error to figure out what your favourite art journaling techniques are. And that’s where a course like this comes in handy.
Together, we’ll start an art journal and try lots of different arty techniques involving paint, paper, markers, pencils, and embellishments.
Here’s a quick overview of the course:
- Module 1 – What Is Art Journaling?
- Module 2 – How To Get Started
- Module 3 – How To Make Your Own Art Journal
- Module 4 – Ways To Make Backgrounds In Your Art Journal
- Module 5 – Art Journaling Techniques
- Module 6 – Art Journaling Prompts
- Module 7 – Taking It Further
Oh, and if you’re concerned that art journaling involves lots of specific, expensive supplies, you’ll be pleased to know that I encourage you to make the most of the stuff you already have.
Of course, if you want to go out and buy some new supplies, go ahead. But I’ll even show you ways to make your own journal to get started with in this course, so you don’t even need to buy that. I get that us creative types can tend to get carried away with art and craft supplies, and you probably have boxes/drawers/cupboards full! (Not that I’m speaking from experience or anything… 😀 )
What will you get out of this?
By the time you have finished this course, you’ll have started your art journal. You’ll also have tried enough techniques that you’ll have a good idea of the ways you enjoy creating the art in your art journal the most.
You’ll be motivated and inspired to continue building a regular art journaling practice, and you’ll have plenty of ideas for moving forward with your new art journal.
And on top of all that, you’ll have discovered a really satisfying way to relax while spending time being creative. Art journaling is a great way to express yourself visually and you’ll probably find your stress levels drop when you’re creating art in your journal.
Sound good to you?
I also have a set of free worksheets for you to fill out to begin brainstorming the kind of art journaling you want to do.
If you want to be kept up-to-date on the course and get your hands on the worksheets, enter your name and email below.
(You’ll also receive an email from me every Saturday, containing a creative tutorial or other free downloads.)
Who’s behind this course?
My name is Stacey and I’ve been interested in many aspects of creativity ever since I can remember. I run the site BirchAndButton.com, where I blog about art and craft projects and ways to nourish your creativity.
I was always drawing and painting as a child, and I’ve not lost that desire to be creative since growing up! I’m a big believer in creativity as a way to relax and enjoy your spare time, and I also thoroughly believe that it’s never too late to embrace your creative side.