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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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Art Journaling Adhesives

Started by Susan Jane Ankeney in Everything Else. Last reply by Kathy 6 hours ago. 5 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

My introduction

Started by CrystalDreamer59 in Introductions. Last reply by Peggy Bainbridge on Wednesday. 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 on Wednesday. 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

Introducing myself

Started by Debbie Reed in Introductions. Last reply by Debbie Reed Aug 23. 4 Replies

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

HOARDING

Started by sam in Material Techniques. Last reply by CrystalDreamer59 Aug 16. 58 Replies

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

What are tags for???

Started by Compassion Priestess in Everything Else. Last reply by Compassion Priestess Aug 10. 10 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

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Please make a glossary of frequently used terms!

Started by Compassion Priestess in Suggestions. Last reply by Compassion Priestess Aug 5. 6 Replies

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

Smash Books? Art Journals? Your thoughts.

Started by Ali in Journals and all Things Paper. Last reply by Paivi Eerola Aug 4. 61 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

Hello :)

Started by Aegiale in Introductions. Last reply by Susan Jane Ankeney Aug 4. 7 Replies

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

Pan Pastels?

Started by Marcy in Crayons, Pastels, CraPas, Gelatos. Last reply by Taffy Aug 2. 16 Replies

i just ran across the website and videos for using pan pastels on another website.  anyone use them and if so, what are the pros and cons for using them in your art journal?Continue

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