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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.

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How To Keep My Journal Private

Started by CrystalDreamer59 in Journals and all Things Paper. Last reply by CrystalDreamer59 6 hours ago. 11 Replies

I'm seriously thinking about getting more into art journaling, but I have such a big fear that someone will come searching my house and find my journal and look at it. This is one of the main reasons why I haven't journaled in such a long time. I have thought about journaling on my computer so I can protect it with a password, but journaling on the computer just doesn't seem as creative as journaling in a book. So how can I keep my journal safe from other people looking inside it. Continue

Art Journaling Adhesives

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Everything Else. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney 13 hours ago. 12 Replies

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

Tags: tape, collage, mediums, acrylic, glue

Art Journaling For Emotional Release

Started by CrystalDreamer59 in Everything Else. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney 13 hours ago. 12 Replies

I haven't art journaled in a while and I want to get back into doing art journaling as a form of releasing emotions. Only problem is I'm really bad at expressing my emotions even through art. Anyone have any ideas for art journal prompts for emotional release. Continue

Seriously a newbie

Started by Sherlyn Lavenia in Introductions. Last reply by Sherlyn Lavenia Nov 1. 6 Replies

Hello everyone! So glad that I found this website ^_^I'm Sherlyn from Indonesia, I'm 17 years old. I just got into journalling 2 years ago thanks to an Instagram account (I forgot.. but I think she's from Japan). I want to be dedicated but school life is hectic XD I journal once in a while or when something grand happen, or just paste every scrap like bills/candy wrappers/etc onto my page (wow i'm so artsy)But to be honest, I just can't make 'messy' and expressive journal pages just like what I…Continue

Newbie to the forum

Started by Sharon in Introductions. Last reply by Kathy Oct 14. 5 Replies

Hello!My name is Sharon and I'm an art journal addict. Sometimes its hard to pull myself away and do other things. lolI think about art journaling 24/7.I'm 27 and a mom of two. I homeschool my kiddos where I implement lots of journaling! I mostly journal character studies and references of characters and clothing for when I do paintings. I have a blog of my journals also but not sure if I can share that here?Anyway its great to join this wonderful community of art journalist!Continue

Smash Books? Art Journals? Your thoughts.

Started by Ali in Journals and all Things Paper. Last reply by Dixie Lee Sep 11. 62 Replies

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

Tags: smashbook

Update the Quest -- Pens & Markers

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Pens, Markers, Pencils. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Sep 3. 2 Replies

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

What are tags for???

Started by Compassion Priestess in Everything Else. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Aug 31. 11 Replies

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

Tags: tags

My introduction

Started by CrystalDreamer59 in Introductions. Last reply by Peggy Bainbridge Aug 27. 18 Replies

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

Journals....so many to choose from

Started by Jessica in Journals and all Things Paper. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Aug 27. 5 Replies

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

Tags: Overwhelmed, Choosing, Newbie, Paper, Journals

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CrystalDreamer59 replied to CrystalDreamer59's discussion How To Keep My Journal Private
"I have thought about this idea as well and if I was someone snooping around my house a box with a lock would be very suspicious to me and I would begin picking at the lock so I don't think this would be a very good idea. I think I'm going…"
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CrystalDreamer59 replied to CrystalDreamer59's discussion How To Keep My Journal Private
"This sounds like the best idea I've heard. "
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Susan Jane Ankeney replied to Susan Jane Ankeney's discussion Art Journaling Adhesives
"Tapes - washi, masking, painters, scotch, electrical, foil, bandaids, clear packing, cloth book binding, strapping, duct, first aid, dry wall -- I’ve got them all because they are fun elements on a page that add texture and meaning that glue…"
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Susan Jane Ankeney replied to CrystalDreamer59's discussion Art Journaling For Emotional Release
"I've decided to share a story about something that happened to me. One day I was in a dark place. Not depressed so much as just confining, trapped, something. I was writing a story and the main character was getting into a really awful…"
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Susan Jane Ankeney replied to CrystalDreamer59's discussion How To Keep My Journal Private
"Maybe I'm being simplistic but how about a good stout box with a lock? Those metal tool boxes"
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susan hosken replied to CrystalDreamer59's discussion How To Keep My Journal Private
"Ann, that is a great idea to scan the pages and keep on computer and then destroy the pages. I am upset that people can't do their journaling for fear of people abusing another persons privacy xxsusanJOY "
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"Or scan them, encrypt/password-protect before destroying the physical copies, if you want to keep the record for yourself. "
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