How do you start your own art journal?

art journal

An art journal is a journal and creative outlet in one, and you can use it in many ways.

Do you like to write down your thoughts and do you also like to be creative? Then an art journal could be just the thing for you. You can write in it, paste images, sketch on the pages, or paint a picture on them. Use it to keep track of things in your daily life or create your own fantasy world: You’re free to do what you want, and that’s what makes a visual journal so fun. Like the sound of it, but are slightly daunted by all those empty pages in front of you? Here are some videos to help you get started.

From scratch

In her clips, not only does Tarryn show how you can breathe life into your pages with some pencils, a brush and some glue, but also how you can put the book together in your own way. In addition to this video, you’ll find several more about art journaling on her account.

Thirty different pages

Minnie Small  has made a series of videos in which she shows 30 ways to fill your art journal. From drawing insects to sketching detailed houses.

Find inspiration

When you’re looking for ideas and they seem nowhere to be found, Jordan Clark helps you find inspiration and then use it in your art journal. She even goes out with her camera and films it all.

Photography Estée Janssens/