Hi everyone! Megan from Makewells here! Today I’m going to give you a glimpse inside my Art Journal. If you’ve followed Alisa for a while, you know she is the art journal queen! I’ve been so inspired by her journals! The past year I’ve made it a point to work more in my own art journal, and it’s been a great addition to my creative process!
For my journals, I like to include a lot of sketches and lettering pieces on loose paper. A lot of things I paste or tape into the book would otherwise just sit in a manila folder and get lost. So I’ve used this art journal as a way to store some of those pieces. I use gel medium or a glue stick to paste things on the pages. And I add washi tape sometimes because I like the way it looks!
For this art journal, I used a Fabriano gridded notebook. It’s 8 ½” by 12”, and although the pages aren’t the thickest of paper, it tends to hold up well when painted on.
This journal has become a wonderful place for me to let loose and break rules and experiment. I truly believe every artist needs to remember to play - sometimes we get too serious about what things are looking like, instead of focusing on the joy of the process. So if you have an art journal, I encourage you to play play play! And if you don’t have one, maybe consider adding this element to your creative time!
I hope you’ve enjoyed this peek into my art journal! If you’d like to see the process in action, watch the video below!
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Until next time my friends!
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