Art Journaling favourites!


Art Journaling goodness – some of my favourite pages.

Did you know that you can still sign up for the 21 Secrets Art Journaling Playground until Oct. 1? Well you can and now Connie Hozvicka has added The glittery and super duper creative Andrea Schroeder of ABC Creativity to the Art Journaling family – as of August 1st Andrea will be offering “Dream Spark: Connecting to your soul to discover your deepest sparkliest greatest big heart dreams”. Connie is also adding her previous 21 Secrets workshop to the mix – it’s called “Get it out: Get it Down”

Connie has some wonderful Secrets – hop on over to her blog and participate in her fabulous give away. You have to create a post on art journaling (but I’ll let you check out Connie’s post for details).  You need to hurry as the contest ends on Sunday at 11 pm PST.

Here is my post on Art journaling:


The thing i love to do most in art journaling is draw faces.  This face was drawn with micron pens, coloured with twinkling H2O’s and watercolour pencil crayons.


One of the ways to art journal i love best is to work through issues that are bothering me at the time. This page started out as a sketch which i ended up loving and then i kept adding and adding stuff (decorative elements).  Lastly i wrote the words about an issue that was bugging me.  I always feel better after getting it down. It’s like purging what’s within.


This is a very old journal page I created while i was painting houses and obviously NOT liking it. I think the whimsical additions of the feather and the glittery pipe cleaner provide an interesting contrast to the rather somber image don’t you think? My journal pages eventually tell me what i need to be doing to get happy once again.  I love it when i have this dialogue happening!


Favourite Art Journaling Supplies: micron pens, twinkling H2O’s, watercolour pencil crayons – sometimes gel pens, water soluble pastels and fluid acrylics. I also use regular acrylics and folkart paints for backgrounds.  You really don’t need many supplies to begin art journaling.  Experiment first before buying a whole whack of things. One idea I just had was to get together with some friends for an art journaling date.  Have everyone bring their favourite supplies to share – that way you can sample different tools to see if you like them enough to make an investment to buy them.


Here’s a little secret – if you want to write down stuff like verbal you-know-what and you don’t want anyone to be able to ready it then write out your feelings on the background of the page and then go over top it with thinned down gesso and add some colour with acrylics.  That way no one can see what you have written.

As many of you know my favourite substrate is usually inexpensive cardstock. Once in a while i do use watercolour paper.

Here are some of my favourite art journalers – of course i can also list the teachers at 21 Secrets as my favs too! 

Julie Balzer of Balzer Designs

Traci Bautista

Juliana Coles

Kelly Kilmer

Diana Trout

Teesha Moore

Orly Avineri

Pam Carriker


Traci Bunkers


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Have an awesome weekend! xox


1 Comment on Art Journaling favourites!

  1. iHanna
    July 8, 2011 at 11:14 pm (9 years ago)

    Love your pages Violette! Thanks for the mention, I’m honored to be in that list of very successful artists! 🙂

    Have a lovely weekend my dear!


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