Art Journal Basics

โ€œArt Journal Basicsโ€ by Corey Marie is a 32-page how-to guide – perfect for beginners, or as a refresher course! Includes prompts, supplies, ideas & themes!

In this hand-lettered, expanded second edition of Art Journal Basics, Iโ€™ll give you all of the information and advice you need to start Art Journaling. This guide is intended for all skill levels and requires no previous experience with Art Journals.

Learn how to use Art Journaling as part of a routine, whether youโ€™re seeking Art Therapy, skill-building as a Creative Professional, keeping a daily log of your colorful life, or using a journal to help you get organized: this Basics guide has a little something for everyone. Itโ€™s ideal for those new to the hobby, and offers plenty of prompts and ideas for seasoned Art Journalers.

Explore the art of Mixed-Media Collage with simple, easy-to-follow instructions. Donโ€™t consider yourself an artist? Thatโ€™s OK! Iโ€™ll break it down into steps that will give you the confidence to exploreโ€ฆ you might even surprise yourself!!

Discover different ways to use Art Journals. Diaries and Bullet Journals can be an integral part of Habit and Goal tracking. Art Journaling can also be used as a type of mindfulness meditation. Weโ€™ll also discuss themes and occasions that can be recorded and celebrated within your journals.

Art Journal Basics includes over fifty journaling prompts, themes and other writing ideas, a glossary of helpful terms, lists of supplies, inspiration & ideas.

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Here are some of the reviews the FIRST edition of Art Journal Basics has received, right here on Etsy:

sususu Aug 26, 2020
5 out of 5 stars

Fun, cute zine. I loved it.
Purchased item:

Harriet Castor Jeffery Jun 27, 2020
5 out of 5 stars

Great – thank you. Really appreciated reading this.

Nikki Martinez Jan 17, 2019
5 out of 5 stars

Lovely. Thanks so much.

Lorena Jun 11, 2018
5 out of 5 stars

Love it , it s very informative

Ali Ridgway Oct 20, 2017
5 out of 5 stars

Gorgeous mini book about art journal ingredients. Lots to read, inspiring ideas and presented really well ๐Ÿ™‚
tarteaucitron Mar 13, 2016
5 out of 5 stars

Fun and meaty little zine. Just the creative kick in the pants I needed ๐Ÿ™‚

Reviewed by Lizzy on April 14, 2015 โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
“Great download with cute illustrations, great hand lettering and fun tips.”

Reviewed by Stephanie Platt on March 12, 2015 โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
“I looked on Amazon for something exactly like this and nothing came close. As i have an artistic side im also very matter of fact and driven by direction. This was just what i was looking for.”

Reviewed by solanaluna on December 14, 2014 โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
“This is the how-to a scaredy-cat like me needs! I’ve been wanting to try art journaling for a while but felt constrained by my lack of art skills. Corey Marie’s engaging instructions and encouragement have assured me that I can do this!”

Reviewed by Mandy Zeller on October 19, 2014 โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
“very nice! enjoyable, educational read. thank you.”

Reviewed by baemmons on October 19, 2014 โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
“Hand-written and illustrated – homey and gives reader “permission” that anything & everything is fair game. Clear and concise info that describes what an art journal is and isn’t. Many beginner “how to” tips with pictures on every page. Great lists of things like journaling tips, types of journals, materials suggested. I intend to print this download & carry it with my journal & stuff everywhere as my “Journaling Bible”.”

Reviewed by Jane Sparrow on October 2, 2014 โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…โ˜…
“This is cool… even for experienced art journalers! The graphics and the ideas you can pick up from another’s viewpoint are always amazing! Thank you!”