A New Art Journal

I LOVE starting aย new art journal…ย  Just think of the possibilities!! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ

A friend I met in the beginning of my WordPress journey – Laura @createarteveryday – who is now posting onlyย on Instagram, told me about this journal from Ranger/Dina Wakley:


I purchased the 8×10 inch size journal at Amazon. ย It has about 3-4 different surfaces in it, one of them being burlap which I have never journaled on… Iโ€™m curious to see what happens with it!

Laura says that Dina Wakley has several mixed media art videos available on YouTube using this journal. ย I look forward to checking them out! ย ๐Ÿ™‚

My first page, I started with a stencil of my hand…


And before I knew it, the wheels of my imagination started turning…

I added color with Ink Tense Blocks, Neocolors, Ecoline watercolor (the pink swirls of color), Gesso on the hand and for the flowers, fluid acrylics and stencils finishing with a black Micron pen and white gel pen. ย Basically, a little of this and that! ย Lol! ๐Ÿ˜‰


It is busy and colorful and FUN!!

I look forward to exploring MORE mixed media with thisย new art journal!

Cheers! ๐Ÿ™‚

22 responses to “A New Art Journal

  1. I look forward to seeing your journal entries! And tell Laura I miss her!

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  2. Yippee, I love staring a new art journal. You first entry is so colorful and lively. Have a happy day Jill. I must check out this art journal.

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  3. I always find it difficult to start a new journal. I don’t know why I find each page so precious. Once I start I’m fine and I’ve even gone back and added to pages I didn’t like. Looking forward to your uninhibited creations. They always inspire me.

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    • Hi Carol, I took a class from Cat Bennett one time and she suggested making a random mark on some of the journal pages throughout the book. I found this does help take away the preciousness of it. And sometimes it gives added inspiration when you land on a page that has a mark on it. ๐Ÿ˜ƒ
      Iโ€™m so happy that I inspire you, as you inspire me as well with your art! ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘

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  4. Have fun Jill. Let those wheels turn. ๐Ÿ’Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Š๐Ÿ‘๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ’™

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  5. It’s a delightful garden! I love the orange-reds, with splashes of green, blue, and pops of yellow. I can imaging butterflies, and bees loving it in your Imagine Garden too.

    Since I began painting rocks this Summer using acrylic paint I’ve been wondering about a mixed media journal to paint more than just rocks with the acrylic paint. I am enjoying it on rocks, and would like to try painting a landscape or something with it to see how I like it, now thanks to you I have a journal, and videos to check out to see if it’s one I might buy to play in! Thank you! xx

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    • Hi Deborah, I like your description of my page being like a garden! ๐Ÿ˜ƒ๐Ÿฆ‹
      I would recommend trying an art journal to experiment in! It may give you some ideas for your painted rocks too. ๐ŸŽจ๐Ÿ‘ And I believe there is something magical about keeping an art journal. It doesnโ€™t have to be fancy but just having something to experiment in, try different color combos and art mediums, mark making, etc can be very freeing. And the best part is you donโ€™t have to show anyone if you donโ€™t want to! ๐Ÿ๐Ÿ˜Š I hope you give it a try!

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  6. The start of a new adventure! (and we all miss Laura!) (K)

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  7. Lovely, Jill! I will look forward to leafing through the pages of your new journal!

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  9. Very cool, great imagination, can’t wait to see the next pages especially the burlap โœจ

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