An Art Journal is any type of bound book, be it sketchbook, old catalogue or a hand bound booklet of artist paper, where an artist or creator can be free to experiment with different mediums and techniques without risk of ruining a canvas or taking up much space at all. Art Journaling is quite a meditative process and I often find myself losing all track of time and space over a page. Any level of artist or person who just wants to create can make an Art Journal. It can even be used like a regular journal, to record thoughts and experiences. It doesn't even have to be shown to anyone. Many Art Journals tend to fall in the realm of scrapbook and take on a cutesy appearance. I prefer to use a more edgy, rock 'n roll approach without many die-cuts, gift tags or other scrapbook-type embellishments. So... without further ado, here is a step-by-step guide to creating an Art Journal page, my way:
1. Start with a piece of paper (usually already bound in a designated Art Journal or sketchbook).
2. Prime the paper using: