Monday, 30 May 2011

Art journalling - any advice?

As you know, we are lucky enough to have a holiday house in France. I've scrapped our holidays there often in the last 3 years, and we tend to return to the same places every year, so my albums are strating to get a bit repetitive.

I'd like to ring the changes this summer and make an art journal. However, I've never done anything like this before so I want to get started now. I can't draw or paint at all so I think I'm more likely to focus on the collage / journalling aspect (ie: a bit like scrapbooking!) P enjoys oil painting while we are in France, and M loves stamping so I like the idea of creating a family journal, but I don't really have a clue how to set about it.

I'd be very grateful for any tips. What are the essentials I need to buy? What kind of book do I use? What glue? Do I need to paint every page first? What are the dos and don'ts? Any blogs I should follow?


Clair said...

An art journal really doesn't need to be done in any particular way. That's what's most fun about them!

You might like to check out for lots of techniques advice. It's a great blog! x

Kes said...

I've never done an art journal either Kristy - I think if I was going to start one I'd go with something like the K & Co Smash book and accessories - as a scrapper, they appeal to me..