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Art Journaling in a Jiffy: How to Create Art Journal Pages in 30 Minutes or Less

I’ve been very busy since both my kids are now at regular school. But despite the hectic schedule, I try to sneak in some pockets of time to create 15- to 30-minute art journal pages . It’s a great stress-reliever for me, because every time I’m able to finish an art journal page, I find myself in a better mood. How and when do I find the time to make art in a harried day? I do the background for the page in the morning, right after my second grader has left for school and while my preschooler is still asleep in bed. I usually just use watercolor or water-soluble crayons to make the background. This way I don’t have coat and let dry gesso and to wash a palette (as the case when I use acrylics). After I've brought my kid to her preschool, I go home and finish the art journal page.

Are you into art journaling, too? How often do you make art on your journal?

Image Credit » Connie Luayon

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allen0187 wrote on August 27, 2014, 8:48 PM

That's a great work you got there. Looking forward to seeing more. I'm interested in art but I never got around doing much.

tipsheetsbyconnie wrote on August 27, 2014, 8:58 PM

Thank you, allen0187 . It's good that you're able to appreciate art. I'll post more artworks next time. Have a good day/night!

MegL wrote on August 28, 2014, 10:59 AM

That looks like a great hobby and stress reliever!

tipsheetsbyconnie wrote on August 28, 2014, 7:03 PM

It sure is, MegL , as art can be very therapeutic and satisfying at the same time. Cheers!

BarbRad wrote on August 31, 2014, 2:35 AM

I'm not talented enough to make an art journal. I blog and create with my photos for an artistic effect.

tipsheetsbyconnie wrote on September 1, 2014, 8:25 PM

That's good enough, BarbRad :) Keep it up!

oldies909 wrote on September 14, 2014, 4:55 PM

I am not into art as much as I used to be. Writing is still my thing and hopefully always will be!

paigea wrote on November 10, 2014, 4:12 PM

I have never heard of art journaling. I do not have any artistic ability anyway!

LeaPea2417 wrote on December 26, 2015, 7:37 PM

An art journal is a great idea. I need to start doing that. I do hope you come back here to write.