Cute and easy to make 10 Day Gratitude Art Journal

UPDATE: Paperbag Studios stamps and Art Pops™ are no longer available, but many things can be substituted to make this project!
Get creative and have fun!

Anna Friesen

It's always good to meditate on things we're grateful for. Why not take it further by documenting them for ten days in a funky, colourful art journal?

Design Team member Anna Friesen is sharing with how she made this beautiful mixed media Gratitude. We are all guilty of not stopping to appreciate all that we have and what better way to fix this than with this little journal? Follow along with her video tutorial as she creates something which is sure to make you the hit of the party! She uses Art Pops™ and Paperbag Studio Stamps to create this gorgeous piece of Art! @robenmarie @annafriesen #robenmarie #robenmariedesignteam #paperbagstudios #artpops #mixedmedia #diy

In the video, you will see me apply luscious colours onto manilla tabbed index dividers with one of my favourite tools to add lots of colour: a brayer. Then watch me fingerpaint and stencil my heart out, followed by stamping with beautiful artisan rubber stamps. These sets, called Shine and Dream Thicket wiggle their way into my artsy heart the more I use them!


 "It's always good to meditate on things we're grateful for."  - tweet that


Icing on the cake is adding the fabulous arrow stickers by Roben-Marie!

Going Deeper...

describe to us where you create. do you have a designated studio space or do you have to share it with your family?

My art studio is my kitchen table. And it is MESSY! All the goodies are nearly a permanent fixture in our home, and the table always decorated with paint marks. 

what is one piece of advice you would give to someone starting off with mixed media and art journaling?

I would take an old book that you can re-purpose as an art journal. Pick one with sewn binding and with some beautiful black and white illustrations. Start adding paint and ink to random pages, with no outcome in mind, but just to add paint to the pages. Take some classes, or watch YouTube videos and just watch how others do it. 

>>>Want more inspiration from Anna?  Check out her happy mail art pocket Tutorial.<<<

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