Art Journaling; Dive In

Let’s dive into art journaling a bit today…

Art Journal: Dive into art
Art Journal spread from this summer: Dive into art.

Just dive in! When you fill a spread in your art journal you don’t have to stay within the lines or be neat in any way. My art journal is a big altered book that is difficult to close.

Art Journal detail: yellow tag

You are encouraged to go wild and try all kind of techniques and experimentation – on the same page! Yes, keep adding stuff! I’m sure you could fit in a few more images somewhere…

Art Journal detail: diver in there

Within this spread you can find washi tape, crayon marks, smeared acrylic paint, paper stenciling, sand papering, handwritten journaling…

Art Journal detail: green flower stamp

…magazine collage, masking tape, acrylic stamping (see the big green lace shape? love that stamp!), cut out doodles and hidden messages.

When I dive into my art journal I don’t hold by breath because I don’t have to. There is pure oxygen oozing out of the art journal, giving me energy.

I hope you’ll dive into yours too!

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14 Responses to Art Journaling; Dive In

  1. Erica says:

    I love the stamp that you mentioned! I noticed it right away and until you told me otherwise, I thought it was a paper doily that was dyed green. I love it, though! I was excited to see this update about art journaling, especially after reading your recent interview on JournalingSaves.

  2. chel says:

    I love it! I’m still working on making marks on the page so I am excited for the day when I can experiment and play with abandon :)

  3. bonnierose says:

    I just started art journaling, it’s so freeing! i love it!

  4. linda says:

    lovely spread…i just love the burst of color…it’s very happy and liberating in feeling!

  5. Kate says:

    I don’t know how you did this, but you are insanely talented. I wish I could do such art half as good as you?

  6. iHanna says:

    Thank you so much for commenting!
    Erica, I like your self portrait in your art journal that I saw on your blog and I’m glad I inspired you to try a monocromatic page too! Take care!

  7. iHanna says:

    Kate, thanks for your lovely comment! I am not sure that I am anything like “insanely talanted”, you should’ve seen my first tries at collage and art journaling, then I was a beginner that did not know anything about layering or my style… But after a few years of doing it constantly I’m getting to a place where my pages are layered, colourful and very “me”. I think anyone could go there if they wanted to, if is so fun to play and have fun on a page! Take care and be good to yourself.

  8. kristina says:

    allts? vilken inspiration man f?r av din blogg!! heelt otroligt! du har verkligen en otroligt fin g?va och det ?r s? fint att du delar med dig!! ?h, man vill bara pyssla och s?tta ig?ng och vara kreativ! helt fantastiskt! man blir s? glad och inspirerad som sagt, ?r otroligt glad att jag hittade din blogg, har blivit lite beroende, haha! :)

  9. What fun!!!! Love these pages….and you are right….it does give one oxygen! I always feel refreshed and energized when I get to play in my journal.

  10. laurie b says:

    these pages are bursting with energy and life! looking at them, into them, is as boosting as downing a big cup of coffee.

  11. kaylacoo says:

    Hello IHanna
    Many thanks for your kind comment.
    I love your free use of colour and collage in your art book it makes an exciting page!
    M x

  12. Lee says:

    Oh these pages have so much to look at. It looks like you had so much fun doing these and completely let go. I hope to be that brave in my art journaling one day. Your inspiration will make that day sooner rather than later. Thanks
    Lee:)

  13. Kelly Light says:

    Fantastic pages! I have been diving in to my art journal much more lately and love it! Thanks for the inspiration, they look great.

  14. Michelle says:

    I love the look of these pages. So much texture and interest. The colors are great!

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