5 Ways to Jump Start Your Art Journal Page

Posted by Carisa Zglobicki

Want to get into mixed media but not sure where to start? Break through the blank page fear with these 5 simple ways to jumpstart our art journal backgrounds.

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Hi Blitsy Fans!

Do you ever sit down at your desk, open your art journal and the big white page just taunts you? Wait, is that just me?! No, I know we've all been there because it's one of the most questions I get. That's why today I wanted to share with you my 5 favorite ways to break through the fear of the blank page. I feel like this is something that we can never talk enough about since there are so many ways to get started in your art journal, the main thing is to just get started. One of my favorite quotes comes from the great Pablo Picasso: "Inspiration exists, but it must find you working." How true that is and these 5 tips are going to get you working and I promise the rest of the page will come together while you are there. It was hard not to just keep going once I started and that is the part I love. I can already envision how I will finish these pages and I'm excited to share that with you in an upcoming post so you can see how to build on each of the backgrounds we create today. So, grab your journal and let's get started!

Supply List

  • Dina Wakely Media Board Mixed Pack DWMDA48701
  • Liquitex White Gesso BL451847
  • Liquitex Matte Gel BLLQ5321
  • DecoArt Media Misters (Yellow Green BLDPDMM0430, Primary Magenta, Primary Cyan)
  • Dina Wakley Media Heavy Body Acrylic (Blushing DWMDP48794, Lemon BL360259, Fuschia DWMDP48831, Turquoise BL360277)
  • Tags
  • Washi Tape
  • My Mind's Eye Mint Julep 6x6 Paper Pad

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Thanks so much for stopping by today! I hope I've given you some great ideas to push past the fear and into the fun world of creative art journaling. I encourage you to try one or more of these simple techniques to get your working so you can find your inspiration as you continue to build on them...which we will do next time! Until then, Happy Crafting!