Tuesday, September 15, 2015

I love art journaling!

I was so sure that I couldn't do it.

I started an art journal almost two years ago.  I had a plan.  I would do pages about fall and the holiday season with lots of typed up journaling to go with them.  I lasted about a half dozen pages and that was it.

So much for plans.

I tried a couple of other times and was convinced that my left brained self just could not do this.  I would stare at a blank page not sure what to do with it.  I'd make a pretty background and not be able to figure out what to put on it or not want to mess it up.

So what happened?

Well, I kept playing with gelli plates so much that I had more than I knew what to do with.  So I thought I would give it one more shot.

This time I invested in a nice journal and just told myself I wanted to make pretty pages.  I didn't have to add to the background or have a theme.

And it worked.  I loved it from the first page!

So here are the pages:

Watch part 1 at YouTube:

Watch part 2 at YouTube:

Have you tried art journaling?  Do you like it?

Thanks for visiting!


  1. Your pages are all so beautiful!!
    I do art journal…but haven't done it for a bit…time to get into it again now that the cold weather is coming and i have more time :)

  2. Your pages are just amazing Lisa! I can't believe this is your first finished art journal!!!
    What made you choose that particular journal and size?
    I love how your emotions really come through in your pages! And I think your hand lettering looks great.
    I'm so sorry for all the loss in your family recently

    1. Thank you, Gab. I'd like to say I put a lot of thought into selecting the journal size but really it was the only one Michaels had in a soft cover bound journal. Amazon has more sizes. It does work out nicely with my 8x10 gelli plate (coming up in next video.)


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