Tuesday, April 26, 2016

Journals, Journals and more Journals!

Happy Tuesday!

If you've had a chance to view my previous post you would have seen my latest Design Team project. I spent all of last week working on it but I was glad that it turned out just as I hoped. This week I am left with the aftermath (Ugh!)..

As I was cleaning up my mess I also found myself reorganizing some of my art journals. Boy, I never realized just how many Art Journals I have! The picture below doesn't even include the five additional journals that were out of reach.

I really enjoy making my own journals and they all vary in size and paper type. However whenever I do need to purchase a journal my main concern is if they can sustain all the gesso, paint, etc. One particular journal I like to use is The Dylusions Art Journal by Ranger as it is inexpensive and decent quality.

Most of these aren't completed but some are close..hahaha...

So because we are discussing Art journals today I thought I would share a quick little tutorial for a quick simple journal that can be made at a moments time with little supplies.

Step 1: Gather your supplies

- One sheet of 12x12 scrapbook paper or anything similar that can be cut to size as it will be used for the cover.
- Twine or embroidery floss
- Hole Punch
- Corner Rounder
- Score Board & Bone Folder
- Heavy Cardstock or Basic Printer paper will do especially if you don't use to many wet mediums
- Scissors

 (I used We R Memory keepers, Martha Stewart, Hemp Chord, Cutter Bee scissors and Prima paper)

Step 2: Score all your blank sheets of paper in half and stack one inside the other to form one thick signature. (At this time you will want to trim your paper accordingly if you should decide to make a journal of a size that differs from the standard 8.5 x 11)

Step 3: Repeat step 2 with the sheet of paper that is to be used as your cover

Step 4: Make two marks toward the center of the page about 1.5 in. from each edges and then punch holes where you made your mark. (Repeat these steps for your cover sheet)

Step 5: Run the twine twice through both holes (make sure your cover sheet is in place) then tie off.

And there you go! A quick and easy art journal for any day of the week. You can also use this as a type of planner.  I hope you enjoyed today's post and don't forget if you like what you see please subscribe to my blog and you can also follow me on YouTube.

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