Handmade Mixed Media Art Journal using Found Papers

Nina Vangerow, Artist, Book Lover, Stationery Addict

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14 Lessons (1h 34m)
    • 1. Intro

      1:53
    • 2. Tools & Materials

      8:48
    • 3. Before we start

      1:15
    • 4. Getting Started - Page 1

      8:18
    • 5. Pages 2 & 3

      6:34
    • 6. Materials Recap

      5:33
    • 7. Pages 4 & 5

      9:31
    • 8. Pages 6, 9 & 8

      8:10
    • 9. Travelers Notebook Art Journal

      14:33
    • 10. Adding an Envelope Pocket

      2:49
    • 11. Art Journal Cover

      16:12
    • 12. Binding the Art Journal

      7:38
    • 13. Art Journal Flip Through

      0:53
    • 14. Class Project

      1:43

About This Class

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One of the most common problems you might encounter on your creative journey and that can actually stop you from creating or getting started, is the "fear of the white sheet of paper" in front of you or the perfect sketchbook or art journal page.

 

In this class I'm going to show you how you can make your own mixed media art journal, that doesn't contain any blank pages right from the start!

Furthermore, right from the start, we are going to use materials, that you might normally have chucked into the recycling. One of them being a brochure, which is going to be the base for our art journal. We are going to transform the ages of this brochure using more found and discarded papers.

 

This class is perfect for beginners, who want to get started on their mixed media journey, or anyone, who is looking for ways to overcome the "white page fear", or wants to create a personalised mixed media art journal from found and re-used materials.

 

While you are making your journal, you will also be creating the first layer or background to any artwork you might want to add later. In addition, you'll be able to use the individual pages and backgrounds as prompts to get started.

 

I can promise you that you'll find that just turning something seemingly worthless into an art journal immensely satisfying! You'll also be starting your mixed media journey by creating your art journal and once it's finished, you will never have to fear that blank white page again.