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Old books make for great art journals and altered art pieces. Here I share all of my best tips for choosing and prepping an old book to become a blank canvas for your own art journal.

how to prepare an old book for art journaling - a fun project for kids to upcycle an outdated textbook or a ruined book with ripped pages

Top ten reasons to use gesso in journaling. Found on clips-n-cuts.com and Marjie Kemper Designs. Simple Pleasures Rubber Stamps and Scrapbooking.

10 reasons to use gesso -- this goes with Vicky's video tutorial/ art journal inspiration

art journaling can be a way to express yourself when the words aren't coming very easily, but you have feelings that need to come out

Art Journaling - can be used as a therapeutic and/or self-care tool. I know they say keeping a journal is good for you but I never seem to be able to sustain it. Something more creative might be the way to go.

Use masking tape before doodling on notebook. Remove tape for journal spots.

Peony and Parakeet: Masking Tape Magic.Put down masking tape before doodling and painting. Remove and then journal in the spaces- tutorial.

The progress of an art journal page. Love working in mixed media and sketching over the top.... messiness, busy'ness, and simplicity all in one! "peace came with the surrender to her inner voice"

Work Background to Foreground -The progress of an art journal page. Love working in mixed media and sketching over the top. messiness, busy'ness, and simplicity all in one! "peace came with the surrender to her inner voice"

Love this - perhaps sketching an iconic building silhouette?

✉ Untitled fantastic art reusing snail mail and stamps. ✉ Snail mail art at its best.

links to get started on art journaling. pix: art journal by Dina Wakley #art_journaling #tutorials

7 links to get you started with art journaling

Love the flower....easy to decoupage onto a canvas for wall art....make it big, out of vinyl for wall art on the edge of a wall.  So many possibilities!

Love the flower.easy to decoupage onto a canvas for wall art.make it big, out of vinyl for wall art on the edge of a wall. So many possibilities! -use up old sheet music

IDEA:  Do full alphabet on each page and allow the person to enter in their own ramblings starting with that letter

Alphabet quote journal ~ Linda Kittmer ~ use a favorite quote that starts with each letter of the alphabet.

Daily Journal Prompts for August 2017 at CreativePassport.org - Inspiration for keeping a travel journal, scrapbook, or art journal

Daily Journal Prompts - August 2017

Daily journal prompts for the month of August Unleash your creative side with inspirational prompts that help you keep your art journal on track.

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