Making it up as you go along: intuitive art journaling

Like me, you may not always know what to paint or draw or create… All you know at that particular moment is that you want to ”do something”, you NEED to do something creative…

Believe me, if you just stare at your blank page telling yourself: I don’t know what to do, I don’t know where to start, I’m not feeling inspired, maybe I should go eat that slice of cake instead (ok maybe that’s just me), this sucks… And on and on, you know what I’m talking about! I get those times too but one thing I know for sure is that if you don’t start somewhere then you will go nowhere 😉

I was feeling a bit hyper and a bit worked up so I decided to do a little bit of ‘intuitive art journaling’ as I like to call it. You probably would call it ‘the poor girl has no idea what she’s doing journaling’ but that’s ok haha

The main thing is to create something and it doesn’t matter what it is. Stop focussing on the results constantly, appreciate that the process is just as important!

So, from nowhere, slowly, I ended up somewhere. And I was very happy with where I had landed so, next time you feel like you are in ‘nowhere-land’, do as I do and JUST. START! You will soon realise that inspiration will slowly come to you 🙂

Let me know if this video tutorial inspires you to add a quote in an art journal and what you think of how I mixed words with other elements and mediums to create a cohesive and pretty page – leave me a comment below!

PS: I added little white highlights on the leaves with a white gel pen (not seen on the video).

Supplies used (click on the blue links if you want to get the same ones!):
– Hand carved stamp by Yours Truly (you can learn stamp carving in my workshop here!)
Tsukineko Galaxy Gold inkpad
Tsukineko Stazon Royal Purple inkpad
– Acrylic paint (rich gold, purple, cyan, white, light pink, magenta, yellow)
– Stamp: ‘Borders Stamp Kit’ by Molly & Mimi
Crafter’s Workshop Chicken Wire Stencil
– Tim Holtz Dot Fade stencil
– Crafters Workshop Mini Swirly Garden

Check out my favourite art supplies here!

Studio Time 12 - free mixed media art journal tutorial with Mimi Bondi

Studio Time 12 - free mixed media art journal tutorial with Mimi Bondi

Studio Time 12 - free mixed media art journal tutorial with Mimi Bondi

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