Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process

Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process

Nichole Rae

Language: English

Pages: 128

ISBN: 1440330077

Format: PDF / Kindle (mobi) / ePub


Bravely document your life's journey with Art Journal Art Journey: Collage and Storytelling for Honoring Your Creative Process. Artist Nichole Rae is your creative companion and guide as you explore your art journaling journey in three easy steps.

Begin by putting the journal in art journal: A variety of prompts and writing styles help you breathe life into your hopes, feelings and intentions.

Then put the art in art journal: Use your writing to develop a theme for your art journal. Illustrate your story by adding photos, illustrations and ephemera.

Finally, explore your creative process: Ponder color, words and symbols as you build beautifully layered collage pages.

Along this art journaling path, you'll find the strength to listen to your heart and find your creative voice.

All you have to do is Embrace the Journey.


  • Journaling prompts
  • 15 mixed-media and collage techniques
  • Dozens of inspirational journal pages

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 Contents Special Offers Welcome to Your Creative Journey CHAPTER 1 The Journaling Process Beginning to Journal Preparing to Print Your Journals Selecting a Font and Size Organizing the Printed Lists Into Categories CHAPTER 2 Preparing for the Creative Process Get Ready for the Creative Process Preparing the Book Collecting Other Supplies Setting Up Your Creative Space Old Book Text Collecting and Organizing Photos Stamps

you don’t like in the vintage book. Tip When selecting printer paper for your journal pages, select a heavier weight paper, but not as heavy as cardstock. This makes tearing the pages easier. Tip After you’ve printed a selection of your journal lists, organize them into the order you’d like them to appear in your altered book. This can help keep your space organized and guide you in exploring your theme for the book. STEP 9: Tear your journal list down to size along the fold

provides some time to relax, create and breathe easy, even if it’s just ten minutes in the morning. In the next demonstrations, you will learn how a spread is created, and receive guidance along the way about the different design elements and ephemera you can add to your page. The Basic Layout This demonstration shows you how to create the foundation for your page. The process always begins with the journal pages you have written, printed out and arranged in order of the story you want to

“i carry love and positive intentions” because the theme of this page is “I Carry.” Design Explained I used an olive green pastel to complement the green tag and the green in the photograph on the opposite page. This little touch of color connects the two pages so that they become one cohesive story. Using Rubber Stamps One of my favorite steps in finishing a journal page is adding text with rubber stamps. A variety of fonts and sizes of alphabet rubber stamps can be had, which is

these pages I chose to use color as the main focus. Two of my favorite colors—I call them my life colors because they show up in my art and home so frequently—are teal and golden yellow. First, I found the image on the left side of the harbor in Dana Point, California. Because it has that beautiful teal color with accents of yellow, I did not want to add any more colors, so I chose to use a black-and-white image on the right side. I used vintage notebook paper in the back to bring warmth to the

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