So lately, I’ve become interested in art journals. And if you haven’t heard of art journals, basically it’s a visual diary. It incorporates colors, images, patterns, and other art materials keeping records and creativity combined. You can use it like a daily diary, a comic book of your life, or simply do some sketches of interesting things that happened or you plan on happening.
That being said, here are some awesome art journal ideas that will totally inspire you to get artsy. So check them out and let me know which one is your favorite!
Create a Mandala
Mandala is a fancy word for a circle. It’s less about drawing and more about slowing down and opening up to your inner creative and intuitive flow. It’s a simple, reflective, and repetitive creative practice that’s good for your brain, your heart, and your soul. To get started all you have to do is draw a small circle and fill it with a series of smaller shapes like swirls or any pattern you want.
Make a Watercolor Background
It’s already a given that you can customize and personalize your art journal, so why not take it to the next level? Make it a masterpiece and create a watercolor background. Splash some pops of colors and designs the way you like it. Just be mindful that you need to apply a primer on your journal before adding the watercolor so it won’t leak through.
Use Some Stickers
If you want to add an instant decoration to your journal, then stickers are the best option to try. They can easily be peeled, stick to your journal, and get the task done. So check out Pinterest for some awesome and amazing sticker collection to add to your journaling.
On the other hand, if you want to get creative and go beyond this, why not make your own designs. It can be your favorite picture of your pet, your favorite artist, or something that’ll inspire you.
Do Some Typography
Of course, I know you have favorite quotes or good reads. So why not write them in your journal, create some typography, and totally get inspired. You can find a lot of typography tutorials on the internet that you can take advantage of. Practice and experiment and eventually you’ll get better.
Doodle to Destress
Now, If you want something that requires no artsy rules, then do some doodles in your journal. Draw your dream, your feelings, or memorable moment in your life. Anything will do and they’ll make your art journal more beautiful. Not to mention, doodling can also help you destress you express feelings effortlessly.
If you have some magazines, comics, or newspaper that you won’t need, put them to good use and make some adorable collages. Cut out some cute or interesting prints, photos, or any art pieces and add to your journal. Also, you can just tear out the images to add extra texture and effortlessly convey emotions.
Sew onto a Journal Page
If you want to get extra creative and have a challenge, then why not consider sewing some fabric, paper, or beads onto journal pages. They can totally make your journal looks crafty and you can use different styles, colors, and design of these additions instantly adding texture and color. They’re such great journal decorations.
Whether you want to upgrade or simply just wanna try new styles in your art journal, these eight awesome tips and hacks will definitely make things easier and better.
Now, what’s your favorite art journal hack? Be sure to let us know in the comments below, I’ll be glad to see them!