Art Journaling: An Introduction

Suzette Hussey, Artist, Skillshare Teacher

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18 Videos (41m)
    • Art Journal Basics: An Introduction

      1:45
    • Supplies Needed

      0:35
    • Choosing Your Color Palette

      1:17
    • Gesso or No Gesso?

      2:21
    • Adding Backgrounds: Part One

      1:26
    • Adding Backgrounds: Part Two

      2:30
    • Adding Backgrounds: Part Three

      1:07
    • Adding Layers: An Introduction

      0:53
    • Adding Layers: Part One

      2:27
    • Adding Layers: Part Two

      2:49
    • Adding Layers: Part Three

      3:00
    • Focal Points: An Introduction

      0:39
    • Focal Points: Part One

      3:22
    • Focal Points: Part Two

      4:35
    • Focal Points: Part Three

      6:38
    • Your Class Project

      0:16
    • Thank You

      0:44
    • A Bonus Project

      4:27

About This Class

This is a first in a series of classes I am publishing on art journaling.  This class covers the basics. I will begin by explaining what an art journal is and what is it used for. I then move into the supplies  you will need.I am only using very basic supplies in this course, no need to go out and spend a fortune.

Disclaimer: you may become addicted to art supplies once you start art journaling. Consider yourself warned!

Once we have the supplies sorted we will discuss color inspiration and then dive right into the background of our journal page. We will then build up layers of texture using simple texture tools such as bubble wrap and corrugated cardboard. Finally we will add a focal point and any inspirational words or quotes. You will have completed three journal pages by the end of this course!

Your class project will be to create your own journal pages and share at least one with the group. Remember there is no right or wrong way in art journaling, just have fun!

Credits

Music by Aakash Gandhi and Aaron Kenny  YouTube Audio Library

Photo

"Wild flowers" by David Catchpole

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Wonderful, easy approach to art journaling. I was not overwhelmed my technique. I was inspired to give it a try.
Great class!

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Suzette Hussey

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