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Make Your Journal Pretty (Even If You're Not An Artist)

Amanda Howell, Artist and Book Enthusiast

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7 Videos (20m)
    • Welcome to the Class!

    • Gather The Supplies

    • Add Color With Markers

    • Add Washi Tape

    • Make A Simple Cover Page

    • Simple Watercolor Wash

    • Final Thoughts


About This Class

Creative journaling is all over Instagram & Pinterest, but what I see over and over in the comments, is that it's intimidating for people who don't consider themselves artistic. I want to take this concept, and not just make it approachable for anyone, but also break down some of those fancy-looking Instagrammable spreads.

Here's what you need to know... a lot of the big journalers didn't start out with super-pretty spreads. Beauty comes from practice, and from accepting that mistakes will be made.

In this class you'll learn how to make two weekly spreads, and two monthly cover pages. You won't need any fancy techniques, or expensive supplies. 


8 of 8 students recommendSee All

I've wanted to start journaling for a very long time, and this class made me realize that it is very doable and inexpensive, so I already bought my first journal, and here I go ! Thanks Amanda :)
Such fun and easy ideas! Love that you don't have to run out and buy a lot of expensive art supplies to make your journal fun and easy to complete page layouts! Definitely great ideas for getting over that "blank page" syndrome! Thanks Amanda! Can't wait to see what you have coming up in your next Skillshare class!
Anita Van Hal

Just Be Yourself

Very fun and very relaxing! And great new ideas for your journal!
Kelly Johnson

Connecting humans and nature, creatively!





Amanda Howell

Artist and Book Enthusiast

Hi! I'm Amanda Howell, and I'm always looking for new things to add to my artist toolbox. :) At the end of 2016, I chose 3 new things to focus on for the next year - doodling, watercolors, and hand lettering. I wanted to give myself ample time to explore, learn, and practice.

It completely changed my world.... I went from tentatively sharing my lettering at the beginning of the year, with apologies for it's shaky quality, to hosting a 30 day LIVE hand lettering challenge in September....

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