I'm frequently asked what my favorite are journaling supplies are, and what a person really needs to get started. The simple answer is just a paper and pencil, but the sky is the limit. You probably have enough laying around at home to make several pages right now. The beauty of art journaling is that anything goes. One man's trash is another man's treasure, and all of that.
My Favorite Art Journaling Supplies
I like to work in a variety of different journals. They have different paper weights, so some are better for wet things like paint and gel medium, and some are better for dryer things like collage work. I buy different size journals, too, because sometimes I feel like working ‘large' and sometimes I want to work in a very small space. The list goes on and on but I've curtailed it into some basics, and some favorites, in a one-page PDF for newsletter subscribers. Here are a few of my favorite spreads:
Rest assured, you can art journal with as little as a pencil and paper. However, if you want to dive a little deeper, I'd recommend a variety of papers, paints, inks, and mediums. It was hard to keep my list short, but I was determined to keep it a one-page download for easy reference. Click here for your copy.
I'd love to hear what's on your list that's not on my favorite art journaling supplies list. We can compare notes if you'll let me know in the comments.
Mixed Media Art Membership Group
Have you heard about the Mixed Media Art Membership Group? It's a monthly membership that I host that includes facilitated learning through a Project of the Month (with closed-captioned video instruction), Themed Challenge of the Month, a live Zoom Create-Along Session where we all work on our art together, and lots of resources such as the Project Vault, Technique Vault and Resource Library. Best of all is the supportive and inspiring community we enjoy in our private Facebook Group and the gated private forum on the site where I host the videos and resources.
The group is only open for new members a few times a year, so please add your name to the waiting list to be the first to know when the doors open again. Click here to add your name to the waiting list.
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