Things I have learned from art journaling in December:
- I really like the size of Moleskine to journal in. It's the perfect size for me to work at the moment. The size is not overwhelming and it travels with me to places like the baby's room easily.
- Don't think, just try.
- I like my backgrounds which are Caran D'arche Neocolor Watersoluble crayons. I basically just scribble all over a page and then take a baby wipe and blur it all together. You could use a paintbrush with water, just don't get it too wet. I also put a plastic bag behind the previous/next pages so I don't get color on the other pages (mostly works). I've found that I like just one color better than two or three on one page. And I also like to do a bunch of colored pages out in advance, so I don't have to wait for backgrounds to dry when I begin to collage. IIf I know I am going to have only a few minutes, I'll color a page in advance.
- I've also begun to collage pages in advance, then go back and write later.
- I don't have to do a full complete spread for every entry/moment. It's fine if I only get a few things done and then go back later and write.
- Glue sticks actually do work. I've always used gel medium because I was afraid things would fall out. But I don't have the time to use gel medium with a paint brush - since I'm usually just grabbing a moment here or there. Not to mention I don't want to use water around the computer.