Thursday, 14 August 2014

The Art of Journaling

I have always loved the idea of creating an Art journal but wondered where I would start. I didn't want a bound journal as I felt for me this was too restricting, so I brought some water colour paper (300 gsm). Next time I will buy smooth finish rather than the rough but it is all a learning curve.

The A4 sheets of paper I cut into 8x8 as I have an mdf album (which needs to be decorated) that I can use and the off cuts of the paper I will save and use for something else.

My next step was to rewatch a video tutorial that Fiona from the Off The Rails Scrapbooking Design Team created. I loved watching it the first, second and third time (click here for the video).

I finished the back ground a couple of days ago but then had no idea what to embellish it with. I had created an extremely busy background. Today I finally finished it off with 3 butterflies that I fussy cut out of some paper.

Here is my first Art Journal page.

Now it's time to go and watch some more videos for inspiration and get messy. Thank you for stopping by.

Happy Creating


  1. A beautiful creation. I'm so thrilled you liked my video and I'm so happy it inspired you xx

    1. Thank you Fiona not only for your lovely comment but also for sharing you talent and making it not only look easy but it was easy. xx

  2. It's lovely Dee. Love the colours and the movement on the page. You clever girl :)