Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process
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Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps.
Begin by putting the journal in art journal: A variety of prompts and writing styles help you breathe life into your hopes, feelings and intentions.
Then put the art in art journal: Use your writing to develop a theme for your art journal. Illustrate your story by adding photos, illustrations and ephemera.
Finally, explore your creative process: Ponder color, words and symbols as you build beautifully layered collage pages.
Along this art journaling path, you'll find the strength to listen to your heart and find your creative voice.
All you have to do is Embrace the Journey.
- Journaling prompts
- 15 mixed-media and collage techniques
- Dozens of inspirational journal pages
http://artistsnetwork.com/ebook-promo Contents Special Offers Welcome to Your Creative Journey CHAPTER 1 The Journaling Process Beginning to Journal Preparing to Print Your Journals Selecting a Font and Size Organizing the Printed Lists Into Categories CHAPTER 2 Preparing for the Creative Process Get Ready for the Creative Process Preparing the Book Collecting Other Supplies Setting Up Your Creative Space Old Book Text Collecting and Organizing Photos Stamps
Take time to explore this section because there are a lot of options to look at. I find it helpful to do some “creative collecting” first to get an idea of what is available. You can use your camera on your phone to take photos of items you find before you purchase them and then go home and see if they would work well in your journal. Postcards Over the years of collecting supplies I have discovered some unique items that I can add to my journal. One of these items is postcards. You can
lines. The torn edge gives the paper a worn effect. Tip You can use a straightedge, ruler or even an old plastic gift card to make the tear well defined. I just use my fingernail. STEP 10: Glue your journal page to the book page using a glue stick. Press the pages together along the edges. Tip Using a glue stick prevents the pages from warping or crinkling. STEP 11: Emphasize your journal page by boxing in words or phrases with a pen, highlighting words with oil pastels or
inspiration. Alan—For all the moments when time stood still and for loving me the way you do. Jana, “Lady Moon”—For your years of true friendship and the soul connection we share. Ashley—For your years of true friendship, comfort and support. For the moments enjoying dark chocolate and coffee. Katy—For your years of true friendship and always being there. My dog, Dakota—For holding me accountable and for the company in my studio. Zach—For always believing in me. Chad—For all your support
creative boundaries stretch far and wide on what you can do at this time. Even though I am familiar with the supplies I use in my journals, I still become overwhelmed by having so many options. Remember, you are not alone and the feelings that come with trying something new can be a bit hard to navigate at first. We will start slow, introducing and collecting new supplies first, and enjoying the journey as we go. Preparing for the creative process allows the “art journey” to unfold. I have not