WELCOME!!! I’m beyond excited to see that we have such a great turn out already here on the blog for this year’s art journal prompts!! If you would like to link here, please DO!! The address to link to, is http://oneyearartjournal.blogspot.com. I would love to see more people playing along!!
Here are a few things to get you started and thinking in the right direction.
First, you need to choose what you’ll be USING for your art journal. I will be hosting prompts using ATC sized pieces, made from a deck of playing cards. HERE is a post I’ve done about how I make the backside of my ATC’s ready for journaling.
Here are some pages from my art journal that I worked on last year. I was in charge of the prompts HERE.
Here are some of the pieces I created while following along with Emily HERE.
Rather than retyping my plans for the year, I’m linking to THIS POST explaining what I plan to do this year. If you choose to create journals using playing cards, then you can either choose to create a box for your creations, or you can wait. I will advise you, that when I was finished with my Deck of ME with Emily, my little slender deck of 52 cards had more then quadrupled in thickness at the end of the year!! lol so whatever you create, you’ll want to make lots of room. Think cigar boxes, or VERY LARGE office rings. I used a mid sized recipe box that I altered.
As you may have noticed in the first photo, my art journal last year, was a little golden book that I altered. You can find tutorials for many ways to make altered books on line. Here are a few of my favorites.
Making a Book
Three Ring altered book
Altering Thrifted Books
ALSO… if you don’t have a LEAST one of the books recommended in the sidebar, it would be AWESOME if you got one before the year starts!! Heck. Get two… or enough to equal 25.00 so that you can get free shipping on Amazon!! There is a shopping widget at the bottom of this page, for your EASE of shopping. I know. No need to thank me. I do what I can. 😛
Looking forward to playing with you all this year!!