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

Writing the date is a fundamental part of journaling – we all like to know what happened on what day – but there’s so much more to writing the date than just chronological accuracy; adding the day, date, month and … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: W for Washi Tape

Washi Tape is a wonderful way of adding colour, texture and even words to your artful journal pages. It can be used for more than decoration though; it can also be used to repair and reinforce. It’s both useful and … Continue reading

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

It was a beautiful winter’s day today; the sun streaming into my conservatory was a lovely warm, gold. Inspired by this, I chose to go with metallics for my journal spread. Metallic paints, pens and flakes are a great way … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: G is for Gelatos

Gelatos? In a journal? Are you mad, woman? Nope – not at the moment. The Gelatos I’m talking about are not Italian ice creams; they are compact acid-free pigment sticks made by Faber-Castell. They come in tubes like chap sticks … Continue reading

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The A to Z of Artful Journaling: P is for Prayer

Hi there! I fancied a bit of a change today, so my blog post is actually a YouTube video – it’s only 15 minutes long though! In the video I show you how I’m planning to pause and pray by … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: S is for Sprays Part III

Of all the ways I use colour sprays in my journal, I think this method is my favourite. I love to squirt the tops of the pages and let the colours run down and mingle together on the page. (Take … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: S is for Sprays Part II

Following on from my first S is for Sprays Part I post, I’m going to show you how I used a combination of shop-bought and homemade sprays to create this bolder background. You will need: your journal a wipeable craft … Continue reading

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Art Supply Overwhelm and One Way to Overcome It

Do you ever look at all your arts and crafts supplies and not know which media to use? Do you ever sit down among your gear, and not know which technique to try? Do you ever feel guilty that you’re … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: S is for Sprays Part I

A fun way of creating delicate backgrounds in your journal is to use spray colours. You can buy ready-made sprays such as Tim Holtz Distress Spray Stain, or you can make your own using water plus ink or paint. The … Continue reading

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The A – Z of Artful Journaling: C is for Covers

Whatever kind of notebook you journal in, whether shop-bought or homemade, you can decorate its cover in all sorts of ways. Below are photographs of some of my artful journals plus a few notes on how I created each one. … Continue reading

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