Art Journal Tutorials – Back To Basics Series : Get Yourself Ready

As part of Special Interest Groups at our school this year I am teaching a group of Grade 6,7 and 8 students how to do mixed media and art journaling. I thought since I would be getting back to the basics that I would also do a series of articles and YouTube videos for those wanting to get back to the basics or those just starting out.

My hope is that along with creating a page you can be proud of, you will learn a wide variety of techniques that you can use in your upcoming mixed media or art journaling projects.  In order to keep costs to a minimum I am limiting my supplies to items I can pick up at our local dollar store, thrift shop or Walmart. We will also be using a lot of DIY stamps and craft hacks. Here’s the link to my Craft Hack playlist on YouTube if you want to learn how to save your art dollars.

Materials Needed

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  • Mod Podge Matte
  • white gesso- Walmart brand- does not have to be expensive artist grade-regular is fine
  • charcoal pencil
  • spray bottle with water

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  • assorted sizes paintbrushes
  • stylus/ nut pick would work

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  • re-purposed children’s book or other book – tape all pages in the middle to hold together and prevent leakage- OR
  • get a pamphlet from paint section of hardware store OR
  • buy mixed media journal or some heavier weight journal

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  • dollar store or other brand craft acrylic paint – get the colors you like plus silver, gold, black and white

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  • makeup sponges
  • baby wipes
  • paper towel
  • meat tray or plastic lid for paint palette

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  • stencil- any size, it doesn’t have to be large – this was a set from Walmart for under $7 OR

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  • black permanent marker/liner pen/gel pens
  • old credit card/gift card/hotel key card
  • wall compound/ modelling paste/texture paste
  • heat tool or hair dryer

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I just created a Facebook Group so there is a place to share what you create and can develop “creationships” with others on this creative journey. The group is called CreativeKady: All Things Mixed Media. Hope to see you there.

 Here’s the link to the first page

http://wp.me/p6ASQH-8z

Any questions? Send it to me.  Not a follower, then click on this link and sign up to be sure to get notification of the first art journal tutorial in the Back To Basics Series.

http://wp.me/P6ASQH-1

Okay, that should do it. Now go get your supplies all together so you will be ready when the YouTube Video and blog article come out .

See you soon….CreativeKady/Karen

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4 thoughts on “Art Journal Tutorials – Back To Basics Series : Get Yourself Ready

    1. creativekady Post author

      Yes if you are following already nothing shows up. If you aren’t there is a place to input email.

      No, there is nothing to do to get this series if you are already a follower.

      Spoiler Alert. First page is called ” What’s in a name” . You get the hint as you’re the first to comment on this post.
      Karen

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