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Art Journal Theme Ideas & Inspiration

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Today I was cutting up magazines and books with wild abandon - one of my very favorite things to do - and I came across so many great words and phrases and photos and more! It's always inspiring for me :) And while I was sorting through my cut-outs, I started to categorize them by things that went together or related to some type of common theme - and I started making little piles of them all over my bed {what a fun chaotic mess!} So today, since I can't possibly make all of these at once, let alone remember all these ideas, I have made ...

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Using Dip Calligraphy Pens in Your Art Journal

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It's no secret I love using my Speedball Calligraphy Pens * in my art journal. If you have been watching my YouTube videos - you'll see me grabbing them almost towards the end of every video when I add the finishing doodles and journaling! Today I thought I'd share some tips on using them and getting started so you too can try it out if you'd like! {IMPORTANT: Don't feel like you have to rush out to the store to buy a pen and ink set - I am a HUGE advocate of using what you have!  Ball point pens are cool too!} Now, when I was first ...

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Recycled Blue Jean Journal

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Today I am going to share with you the journal I made for Journal52 to use in 2015. I didn't buy a single thing for this journal - and that's pretty cool. Eco and budget friendly! :) Some paper scraps, a pair of old blue jeans that don't fit anyone, and a little time is all it took! Step 1: Gather your papers. I went through my stash and found 26 scrap papers. File folders, envelopes, scrapbook paper, papers I had painted previously, cardstock...really anything I had lying around the house that was roughly around 8.5 x 11 inches. If you ...

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30 Holiday Themed Journal Prompts

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I LOVE the holidays. I know some people dread all the rushing and chaos and the commercialism (and sometimes even the controversy) surrounding them...but I LOVE IT! I'm like a kid on Christmas morning from about November 1st through January! This time of year it can be hard to find some time for yourself for you and your art journal, but I think it's important to do it...because all that stress and chaos will melt away while you work...it is seriously a gift you can give to yourself to give yourself some time and space to be creative! To ...

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