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2/24/16

DIY Art Journal

Sometimes I get an itch to create, but don't want to make a huge layout or complete mini book. That's where this fun little DIY Art Journal comes in. I made this fun "journal" when I was at Be Crafty with Amanda and Maggie using the cover of an old book and some book rings! We spray painted the book gold at the workshop and then I painted the black diagonal part onto the front for a little more character. I hot glued in ribbon at the front and back of the book so it had a cute tie closure! 
The inside pages are a mix of fun goodies, photos, book pages, embellishments and more.  The best part about books like this is that anything goes! You really can add in just about anything - painted pages, watercolored pages, envelopes, etc!  I find that I reach for this book a lot "just because" I want to make something! 

Here's a look at a few of my pages....
Do you keep a random "art journal"? A journal that you can dabble in, put away and pick up days or months later? It's very freeing to have some kind of creative outlet and using a smaller scale like this book is perfect for me!!  

xoxo

7 comments:

  1. beautiful! so lovely and inspiring. It's great that we can keep beautiful memories even in the simplest way with whatever we have around!

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  2. So pretty! This year I've started getting art journaling and you're right, it's nice to create "just because".

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  3. This is so beautiful! I ttied art journaling, but I think it was "too artsy" for me, and not quite my style. I did have a random mini album I made that I put leftover photos and such in, and this reminds me of it. I definitely need to create things like this more!

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  4. This is so beautiful! I ttied art journaling, but I think it was "too artsy" for me, and not quite my style. I did have a random mini album I made that I put leftover photos and such in, and this reminds me of it. I definitely need to create things like this more!

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