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As a thanks to everyone for donating I'm loading up all 3 issues of my zine, Evidence here for free. I've got one more sketchbook to scan and get loaded up. I should have it up in a day or two.
The link opens a dropbox folder. Right click the links and click open in a new window. After taht you can print the zine or just read it.
There are always new pens and markers coming out on the market, so maybe it's time to revisit this topic. What are you loving now? Please include a link or screen capture -- artists are visual people after all.Continue
I’m going to cover some collage and mixed media adhesives in this thread. I mostly do collage but I do stick all sorts of things down including plastics and fabric, even twigs and tea bags. Using the right adhesive for the job is key to getting good stick-tion and long term results. I’ll start with my favorite paper adhesives first.-------------------------Tape runners changed how I do found paper collage (my primary medium). Wet glue is so messy and often bleeds through papers -- resulting in…Continue
Hi Friends!I'm new to art journaling (not to art but to art journaling!) and I've noticed that in alot of the youtube videos people add tags to their pages. I watched one video about how to make a book that was full of pockets for tags. It was super cute and kind of cool but I was left wondering what for?What do you use tags for?Do you journal on the tags? Make mini paintings? Why do you make tags?Any thoughts or links to finished tags would be super helpful. So far I've only seen blank…Continue
Hi, I'm CrystalDreamer59 and I'm rather new to art journaling. I got interested in art journaling because I am rather emotional and since I like art I was told that art journaling would be good for me. However I lack confidence in myself and my artistic abilities because I'm always comparing myself to other artist instead of just letting myself be free. I came here hoping to somehow be able to build confidence in my artistic abilities. Continue
Hello fellow artists, I am new to art journaling and I'm completely overwhelmed by this new hobby. I've never been one to keep a diary, but I absolutely love quotes and am constantly doodling them down...so I'm hoping this new hobby will combine my artistic abilities and love of quotes. I have a dilemma in choosing a journal. I've been searching online and haven't found "the one" just yet. I would like to hear what peoples favorite brands, styles, etc. are. Do you make your own from heavy…Continue
Hello,My name is Debbie and I am very new to Art Journaling. I love doing crafts and creating, but this form of art is new to me.I am married with two adult children, and we live in Minnesota.Am looking forward to meeting others here, and learning this awesome art journaling.Any tips would be appreciated.Thank you,DebbieContinue
I know there's no way that I'm the only one who does this. I have a zillion art supplies and buy zillions more anyways...pencils, pens, pastels, paintbrushes, BOOKS. especially books. something about an empty book just lures me. This past week I've decided to use ALL OF that janx up before I buy new stuff. Starting with the cheapest supplies I have...craft paint, generic oil pastels and my crayola watercolors. Even though I know I have and prefer using things of better quality. I have a lot of…Continue
As a new art journaler, since joining this site, I've come across a few terms that are kind of bewildering to me!For example: ATC??? Ephemera???If there is already a glossary I suggest making it more obviously available to new people. Thank you! :)Continue
Hi Everyone!I guess I'm behind times but I just saw a Smashbook display in Michael's.At first I thought, "Awesome!! This is how I WANT my art journal pages to look!!!" Until I realized that millions of other people would have a cookie cutter copy of the SAME journal. Then something inside me went..."Oh."Give me your take on the new Smashbook (company produced journal).Thanks -AliContinue
Hi all :)I'm a SAHM of 4 living in France. I registered her a long time ago, just before life got really hectic and I never had the chance to actually start being a part of this community. I hope that from now on this will no longer be true.I'm not exactely new to AJ (started in 2005) but I kind of fell of the wagon in 2011 after my last child was born. The birth was very traumatic and I"ve suffered from depression up until a couple of months. Now that I am a bit better, I've dusted the art…Continue