So if you've never heard of an art journal before, much less taken a stab at one, you've probably got a lot of questions, and that's totally ok. Today I want to show you a few examples from my own journal collection to give you an idea of what you can expect. Click on each image to enlarge.
I'll explain in more detail the products and techniques I use later on, but let's talk about some things you can do to get ready first.
Stuff you need
I suggest you start out super basic when you first begin an art journal. It's tempting to run to the art store and buy the place out, but you really don't know what your style is going to be till you get going. Here is my recommended list for a beginner:
Now, having just said that, I will go ahead and share the supplies I'm starting out with. Jeremy and I went to Michael's to get a single sketchbook and maybe some stickers and ended up with a whole pile of. <blushing> And yes, he's doing the challenge as well so you'll get to see a good variety of examples.
Your first task is pretty simple... go grab a few supplies! You can easily accomplish this in 30 minutes and for less than $10, so no excuses of not having time or money.
Then come back tomorrow for a little more direction and inspiration.