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Art Journal Every Day: iPad Journal Pages

ArtJournalEveryDayLogo-150If you're new to Art Journal Every Day, there is a short introduction here.  All of the previous posts can be found archived here.  There is a flickr group for sharing right here.  Remember, it's just ten minutes of nourishing your creative self every day!  No need to finish anything or even like it.  If you've done some art journaling this week and you've blogged about it, or put it on flickr, please leave a link in the linky list at the end of this post.  Thanks!

My sweet friend Nat gave me the best birthday gift: a Sensu Brush!  What is a Sensu Brush?  It's a brush and stylus that can be used with any touchscreen device.  The stylus end is a hard rubber nub.  The brush, looks and feels just like a real paintbrush!  It's pretty super cool.

After opening my gift and squealing with joy, I immediately went looking for apps.  Sadly, I have a first generation iPad and cannot update my operating system to be able to use the app everyone recommends: Procreate.  It actually irrationally crossed my mind that I should get a new iPad just to be able to use that program.  But then reality and the price tag intervened.  So, I downloaded another app that people seem to like: Paper 53.

It's a fun drawing app that allows you to have different journals.  You can even customize the covers of your journals with a photo, as I've done here:

The journals each open and you can flip through them.

You have to purchase each of the drawing tools individually, or in a bundle.  Here is what the screen looks like when you're drawing.

You can move the black bar at the bottom with all the tools out of the way, so that you can use the full screen. 

Here are four art journal pages I made with this app and my Sensu:

I have some small gripes: You can't adjust the brush or pen tip sizes.  There's no ability to smear.  I don't really get the color mixing thing. It doesn't quite work for my brain.  You can't upload any images onto your pages.  The eraser is very large and doesn't really allow for detail erasing.  There's a slight lag when drawing.

But overall, I'm having a ball playing around with it!  How about you?  Have you done any iPad journal pages?  What programs/tools are you using?

Here is this week's linky list:

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