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Recovering Out Loud: Discovering Wellness Future Spread

Hello, lovely friends! In this video I create a future spread in my journal to remind me, when I reach it, that recovery is not managing illness, it’s discovering wellness. Thanks for watching! xxx

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: D is for Dripping

Hello, again! I was thinking about filing this spread under M for Mistakes or U for Unintentional, as the white squiggly things remind me of … er … something they’re not supposed to, but I decided to stick with D … Continue reading

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The A – Z to Artful Journaling: B is for Black Gesso

Whoever invented black gesso was a genius! It’s fantastic stuff. It goes on so smoothly and covers so well, instantly turning any coloured card or paper into black card or paper. I love to use it in my journal because … Continue reading

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Recovering Out Loud: Wellness Toolkit Update

Hello! In this video I give you a tour of the latest version of my Wellness Toolkit and use it to inspire a future-spread in my artful journal. My Wellness Tool Kit has been really important in my recovery from … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: F is for Future-Spreads

When I decorate my artful journal spreads, I like to do a bunch at a time, so that I have a few days’ worth of pages prepped. That way, I can write on spirit-lifting pages whenever I need to. Recently, … Continue reading

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The A- Z of Artful Journaling: B is for Blotting

Hello, and welcome to another A-Z of Artful Journaling post! Today, I’m taking a look at blotting. Blotting is about more than just soaking up excess liquid. It can be used to create texture and depth and even to add … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: D is for Dobbing

Hello, lovely friends! This is a quick impromptu video to show you how I created the dobber that I use to make watercolour backgrounds in my planner and journal. Also starring: Brusho. Thanks for watching! x Artful Journaling Blog Post … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: M is for Masking

Masking is a great way of adding texture and shape to your journaling pages. Masking is simply to covering an area with something to prevent paint or ink colouring that area. Here are a few ways I use masking in … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: I is for Ink Pads

It’s February Half-Term, which means my children are off school and at home with me for the week. They’re 16 and 12 now, so we don’t go on the same kind of adventures we used to when they were younger … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: P is for Paper

Hello, lovely friends! In today’s video I’m comparing four different fountain-pen-friendly papers to see which one is best at taking watercolour backgrounds for journaling and planning on. What paper do you journal on? Let me know in the comments. Thanks … Continue reading

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