My Favorite Art Journaling Supplies

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Hello Wonderful, Creative You:

It’s always fun to know what art journaling supplies other artists are using, isn’t it? Working with new art journaling supplies gives me such a kick of inspiration. Does it work that way for you too? And if you are new to art journaling and creative self-care techniques, it’s so much easier to get started if someone you know gives you suggestions.  (Even if we only know each other in that internet-art-buddy kinda way.  I’ve made some real friends on the internet because of art – you know who you are!)

Of course, the art journaling supplies I use rotate a bit – keeping things fresh is part of what keeps me inspired, but I wanted to share some of the goodies that are consistently in heavy rotation in my art journaling work.

 

A List of My Favorite Art Journaling Supplies

Journals: 

 

Paints: 

 

Gesso:

  • Liquitex gesso – I use gesso in place of white paint to keep pages from sticking sometimes

 

Pens: All these pens are super fun for writing over paint!

Ink

 

Brushes: 

Glue / Adhesive: 

Stamp Cutting Materials: 

Portable Art Kit Pouches

 

 

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If you want to start and art journal but feel overwhelmed, or you need a good dose of inspiration, check out one of my free art journaling class.


What supplies can’t you live without in your art journal? Tell us about it in the comments!

Creatively Yours,

Amy

 

 

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My Favorite Art Journaling Supplies

 

14 Comments

  1. Tess Wyatt

    I am loving my Korean gelatoes that I acquired on a trip to see my son – I love the vibrant colours and the variety of things that you can do with them xx

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    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Tess:

      I have actually never used the gelatos. Are you making backgrounds, or other things too? What’s not to love when the colors are vibrant?

      Cheers,

      Amy

      Reply
  2. Sally

    Mmm Amy.
    Lots of yummy inspiration here.
    I notice one of those water-brushes sitting there. Ive been addicted to those for years.
    Haven’t yet tried liquid acrylics.
    Should I?

    Reply
    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      Hi Sally:

      Of course I think you should try liquid acrylics! To me, they are one of the most versatile, forgiving mediums. just drip, splatter, or smear them on a page and watch the magic happen! No training required. If you decide to take the plunge, be sure to post on CSC. I’d love to see!

      Creatively Yours,
      Amy

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  3. Veronica Gibbons

    Thank you SO much for this site! My daughter and I are going to start together!

    Reply
    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Veronica:

      I’m so happy you and your daughter are enjoying Mindful Art Studio and art journaling! If you haven’t already, be sure to get the free Guide to Creative Self-Care. Please let me know if I can help in any way!
      Cheers,

      Amy

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  4. Diana

    I really like my small moleskine journal and faber castell pitt pens for my use… I’m enjoying my liquitex basic acrylic paints (bought the set of 36) so as a beginner I had a good variety of colours to experiment with.

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    • Diana

      I meant for my purse, not use!!

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    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      HI Diana! Ooh, this sounds excellent! I just love the freedom of working small. I think the materials you’ve started with give such a wonderful array of options!

      Cheers,

      Amy

      Reply
  5. Jeanine

    Oh Amy, I love your art work! You’re shares are so inspirational! Thank you for sharing so much with us. I am a New subby, and am enjoying every post thus far. I have a growing list of supplies I want to try now finding this post! One last thing, if Lisa Congdon swears by it, it’s worth it! She’s my most fav inspirational artist RN. I also have those Koi Watercolours & yes they are 100% my top fav. (sshhh I prefer over W&N). Thanks again!

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    • Amy Johnson Maricle

      Hi Jeanine:

      Oh thank you so much for being here and taking the time to comment. Yes, I agree, Lisa Congdon is the bomb. I love her authentic, playful ways, and I too trust her art supply suggestions! I’m so glad that you have been enjoying what I’m sharing at Mindful Art Studio as well, have you signed up for my free ecourse, the Guide to Creative Self-Care?

      Cheers,
      Amy

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  6. Eileen

    Oh, Amy, thanks for this post … it has re-inspired me to go reacquaint myself with some art materials I have stashed away, many of which are on your list. My new faves are the caran d’ache neocolor water-soluable crayons. I have just 6, but am in love with the way they behave. You would love them! I also noticed you didn’t mention the Posca paint pen …. I’ve become convinced I ***need*** it LOL!!
    Always feel blessed to read your encouraging and inspiring posts, Amy. Thanks for continually keeping the joy of creating alive and well for so many!!!

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  7. Terri Maulding

    Well I had a bunch of art supplies that I had accumulated over years. Then I lost my husband and had to move. I didn’t get to take all my supplies but I did bring Derwan watercolor pencils, All the Prismacolor pencils. Well they were stolen. Yes I’m upset but art journals rock. I’ll eventually get them replaced. Did I mention all my Golden paints? Just venting.

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    • Amy Maricle

      Oh what heartache Terri!I can imagine how that hurts, I especially feel those golden paints. Luckily for you, there’s a LOT you can do when you have creative limitations. What would happen if you used it as an opportunity to mine for ideas in a new way? just with pen and paper?
      Xo Amy

      Reply

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