I’ve been spending a lot of time art journaling lately and have taken a somewhat different approach to it than I have in the past.
I’ve started to prep my pages in advance, in layers as it were.
Sometimes I start by just painting a background colour or texture on a few pages. Then I doodle on it another day and leave the writing for another day.
Other times, I draw in the doodles or template of what I want to do and leave the painting for another day.
Either way, I enjoy these processes because they give me ready pages for when I want to write. Nothing frustrates me more in art journaling than having to wait for the paint to dry. I’m trying to be zen about it, but since I’m all about the instant gratification, that’s not such an easy thing for me!
The above images are pages that I did the backgrounds in first, and then came back to write/doodle later. Next up, trying to work on collage based art journaling skills!