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« on: November 10, 2006 10:13:45 AM »

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« Reply #1 on: November 11, 2006 12:40:47 PM »

How you start an art journal is entirely up to you. Journals are personal things so you should just do what feels right for you. If it is a journal you plan to share with people it might be an idea to have a brief description at the start. You don't have to write about yourself at the start unless you feel that it fits in with your journal. It also doesn't have to be hard backed. Again it should be a journal that fits for you. A hard backed book would be sturdier though.

I hope this helps.
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« Reply #2 on: November 19, 2006 03:27:52 PM »

I am in the same boat with you but I have to say that I agree with the above sugggestion.

Depending on what you plan on using I would invest in some gesso to make your pages sturdier, but as far as how to start, its entirely up to you. I am going to start my art journal in the new year and start with a page of resolutions and a page about me at the beginning of the year so that I can track my growth throughout the year. 

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« Reply #3 on: November 20, 2006 08:27:32 AM »

I have never actually heard of an art Journal. However, I have a binder in which I keep all my craft tutorials, and such (from magizines, books, internet, and my own). I love it so much I decided to make one for my friend for christmas. On the dividers, I decorated like scrap books (sewing, beading, etc.) and left a space for pictures of crafts that you really love and always end up giveing away never to see again. I have never done real scrapbooking before so they didn't turn out great, but they are cute. I called it a craft journal, but this sounds similar. I suppose you could add whatever you like. It's supposed to expess you and what your interested in so why not.


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« Reply #4 on: November 20, 2006 03:22:23 PM »

What a neat idea Poe Poe.

I'm sure she's gonna love it.
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« Reply #5 on: November 21, 2006 03:29:21 PM »

I have never actually heard of an art Journal.

An art journal is basically any form of journalling using art. It can be used for almost any theme. Popular journals tend to be travel or every day life. I read somewhere that almost any form of journal which has more than just words is considered an art journal. Think your fantastic folders would definitely come under that.
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« Reply #6 on: November 22, 2006 05:23:27 PM »

This is how I got started art journalling (I'm still pretty new to it)

http://moderngypsy.com/artscouts/categories/index.html

Just click on the art journaller link. This is a really cute website, the idea is to get badges, like in girl guides or girl scouts, by completing activities. I think its a good guide to getting started.

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