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Almost Free Art Journal Supplies: Collage Fodder

January 25, 2010

So, I haven’t been art journaling for very long, but making collages have been a hobby of mine since I was a teenager.  It’s fun, and very relaxing, to take your scissors, glue, and paper bits and make something interesting.  Here is a collage I made in a scrapbook a couple of years ago:

the water is no place for you

You can click on it to go to my flickr and see notes about all the bits and pieces that came together to make this.

Here is a list of some things you can start collecting for your art journal:

magazine images and captions, old book pages, junk mail (the security patterns on the insides of envelopes are always good), tags, receipts, packaging, fabric, lace, photocopies, junk from the bottom of your bag, paper fortunes, stickers, origami paper, legal pad and grid paper, doodles and drawings, office supplies, tickets, things from nature like pressed flowers, envelopes. and 3-d items like buttons.

Try making a collage in your art journal this week.  You can start simple and just glue down a couple of images here and there or go crazy and cover your whole page.

Tomorrow: $5 Art Journaling Week Three.  We’ll finally be getting paint!!!

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2 Comments leave one →
  1. Cheryl permalink
    March 31, 2011 1:03 pm

    I have also done collages forever, but I was under the impression that Art Journals had to be painted in and drawn in. I have so many papers and stickers that I love collaging with – I now assume that you can do an entire Art Journal like a scrapbook?

    • April 1, 2011 9:51 am

      Yes! Totally–an art journal does not necessarily have to have paint. You could make a very artistic scrapbook and I’d count it as an art journal.

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