Art Journal Magic: Transforming “Ugly” Art Journal Pages
Dear Wonderful, Creative You:
I am waaay excited to be sharing this free online class with you! A while back I did a post focused on embracing the imperfections in your art. I showed you my “ugly” art journal pages, and you spoke loudly about how seeing my “mess” validated your messes. I’m so glad you saw my messes because art journaling is about giving yourself permission to be a mess, to be in process, to evolve, and to transform.
[bctt tweet=”Art journals are just like us – messy, confused, and always in process. “]
Art journal pages have permission to be messed up, confused, incoherent, and scattered, just like us. Some will request to be left alone, given permission to be just as they are, while others will beg you to patiently and lovingly uncover their beauty.
[bctt tweet=”We are all a work in progress, and the beauty of the art journal is that its pages have permission to be messed up, and when we are ready, to transform them. #couragetocreate”]
A Free Art Journaling Class
This free online art journaling class shows you exactly how I create, from working on multiple spreads at one time, to techniques for intuitive painting, collage, and pattern design. I take you through my approach, my supplies, my techniques, and my philosophy as I transform two “under-loved” art journal spreads.
Best of all, I’m showing you how starting with an “ugly page” gives you a distinct advantage to starting with a “blank canvas.”
So let’s get started…
SUPPLIES: Get out your journal, some acrylic paint, a brush, wax paper or a palette, some scraps of paper or other “failed” art pieces, scissors, and some glue. You may also want to use gesso, a white gel pen, or black permanent pen such as a Micron or Pitt pen.
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