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Art Journal Every Day: Five Seriously Simple Ideas to Try Today!

from the Balzer Designs Blog: Art Journal Every Day (video in the post) #artjournalIf 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!

Anyone out there looking for some inspiration?  I know that new ideas always get my brain excited!  Here are five awesome ideas that are so seriously simple!  Their simplicity makes them easy to try right away!

IDEA #1 via the Fiskars blog:


Replace the pencil in a compass with a paintbrush = easy to paint circles!

IDEA #2 via the Creating Keepsakes blog:


Make prints with textured paper towel!

IDEA #3 via the Faber-Castell blog:


Use a palette knife and a mister instead of a wet brush to blend your watercolor pencils!

IDEA #4 via the Alisa Burke blog:


Use a plastic bag to create monoprints.

IDEA #5 via the One Lucky Day blog:


Rub Distress Ink directly onto a stencil, spritz with water, and then press to paper = awesome multi-colored stencil print!

I love it when good ideas are so simple!  I hope you'll give one of these simple techniques a try in your art journal!

Here is this week's linky list:

Thanks for stopping by!