They say a picture is worth a thousand words. Instead of telling all in writing, my stories often became visual. I love creating journals with an intention or theme, and sometimes my journals become a recipe book for creative ideas.
I have amassed a collection of journals, most of them still in progress. I love that I can come back to any one of them, and add layers of creativity and stories.
A Blank Journal
Choosing a journal can be daunting because there are so many types, and sizes available. Choose one that you will enjoy creating in. My favorite journals are ones with thick paper so I can draw, paint, glue, and write in them. I have also enjoyed using old day planners for journals. A day planner usually has thinner pages, so I prime them with gesso or matte paint before I start journaling. Creating a blank journal from scratch is especially satisfying, especially when you begin to fill the pages with art and thoughts.
Piano Hinge Journal Live Class!
If you would like to create your own journal from scratch, the Crafting Club is hosting a live journal making class on Tuesday, August 25th, 11 am MST. Click HERE to register!
Experiments in Journaling
I love to experiment in the pages of my journals. I encourage you to collect some black and white acrylic gesso, and colorful matte craft paints to prime your journal pages. Matte paints are inexpensive, so choose your favorite colors. I created a video a while back that gives you a sneak peek into some of the things we will be doing in the Creative Companion Journal ongoing event. Let's tell our story together!