Dear Wonderful, Creative You:
I just love getting a little tour of other people’s journals and sketchbooks, so I thought you like to see an art journal flip through with some of my latest work. I hope that you find some bits of inspiration for your own art journal pages. I’ve included a bunch of useful links on stamp cutting, supplies, and keeping an art journal if you are curious. You’ll find it all just below the video.
Art Journal Flip Through
I’m using a Moleskine 3.5 x 5.5 journal. I find working small helps me complete more pages and therefore feel more satisfied with my work. Also, while the Moleskine journals are comparatively expensive, I love the weight of these pages – they really hold up, even with wet paint and gluing.
Finally, I used a Moo Carve block to create the Ginko leaf stamp.
Keeping an Art Journal
This tutorial will help get you started with some fun and simple doodling techniques similar to the ones I’ve used in this journal.
Of course if you have no idea where to start, you could always start with my e-book, Starting Your Art Journal. It’s simple and fun for only $9. And if you want to learn to create with those intense, beautiful high flow acrylic paints, check out my class, Fluid Art. I put them into little handmade journals and it’s so much fun. I teach you how to do it all.
Block Printing and Stamp Cutting
I used a Moo Carve block and a set of Pfeil cutting tools for the Ginko leaf print. I’m still getting to know the Pfeil lino cut tools, but already I can achieve much more detailed lines than I was able to get with the Speedball lino cutters. I’m pleased with these results and eager to keep practicing. If you are interested in learning more about really good stamp/ block cutting, you might check out two artists I just love, Viktoria Astrom, who does gorgeous, whimsical animals, and Aftyn Shah at Rise and Wander, who does amazingly detailed outdoor scenes. She also has great tutorials and supply lists for beginners. Finally, I’ve just discovered The Diggingest Girl, and watch out Emily Louise Howard, will make you swoon with her woman-powered prints!
I hope you enjoyed my art journal flip through and hearing a bit about what supplies and artists get me inspired. Drop into the comments and let me know what is inspiring your journal pages these days. And, if you’ve seen something you love here, please share it with a friend.
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