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Art Journaling with Stencils

Stencils can add a great deal to the creative experience of art journaling. With stencils you can add pattern texture, raised areas, interesting detail to layers, featured images. There are a few techniques you can use with your stencils which you can either buy or make yourself. Buying Stencils for Art Journaling Amazon is a […]

Get Started Art Journaling for Non-artists

Can a non-builder use a hammer/spanner/screwdriver? Absolutely! And there is no difference for art journaling. Many artists keep a sketchbook to collect ideas but you can keep an art journal as a non-artist to play with paint. You never have to make a ‘finished’ piece in your journal if you don’t want to and you […]

Art Journaling Background Techniques

In art journaling, background techniques are a great part of the fun.  They are a chance to get some colour down on the page and in a layering approach in art journaling, background techniques are just the first few layers which may be covered up. I tend to divide art journaling background techniques into 2 […]

Art Journaling for Grief

Grief is something we all experience in differing degrees. It’s all about losing someone/something/somewhere that is important to us and it is so individual. And that is why art journaling for grief can help – because we can express our very own perspective of it. Our art journals are safe spaces where we can project […]

Register Your Interest – Art Journaling Classes

Submit your email below if you want to know where and when courses start. Art journaling involves creating imagery in a ‘journal’ which you may accompany with writing if you choose. An art journal is a place to record experiences/emotions/hopes and dreams. It can also be a place to experiment with techniques and ideas/concepts. This […]

Art Journaling by Email FREE Course

Art journaling has been such an adventure and healing process for me that I really want to encourage people to try it. And not just try it, I want to help you get a lot out of it. When I first started art journaling there was little about it online – content which I eagerly […]

Ivy Bees Art Journal Page

This year my garden has been full of life because of all the different flowers I’ve planted. It’s been thrilling. But there is one plant I have been struggling to get rid of – ivy. It had covered fences, hedges and even windows but now it is under control I have found out about a […]

Making of a Clematis Abstract – my process.

I was really excited to see my clematis bloom this year as it was its first. Great big duo colour double blooms …. I had to capture it in paint – as well as an illustration. I have recently started using foam board to tape on my paper as I was finding masking tape peeled […]

Stag Beetles in June

Stag beetles can be seen in the South of England between May and August. Typically they emerge in June from their underground homes where they lived for 6 years as larvae munching on rotting wood. The males stag like mouth parts are much bigger than the females and are used for fighting off rival males. […]