Make your own circular art journal: it is as easy as pie

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!
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Ashli Oliver

I love all things pie-charts. Well, maybe not ALL things... I have never been into math. But, I love the visual of a good pie chart and it's an image that I consistently go back to in my art. Having never worked in a circular shaped art journal, I thought it would be super fun to try, and what better way to get that going than to create a mixed media pie chart for the front cover?

 Check out this video tutorial as Design Team member Ashli Oliver creates this beautiful circular art journal as her project. Ashli takes you step by step through creating this circular journal which is as easy as pie to create! She uses Art Pops™ and Paperbag Studios Stamps. @robenmarie @soaphousemama #robenmarie #robenmariedesignteam #paperbagstudios #artpops #mixedmedia #diy

Lots of sticker, plenty of stamping, and some lovely watercolor started me off. Then, I cut it all up, like a pie, and pieced it back together again to create a fun, unexpected cover.

The Mixed Media Artist Papers by Roben-Marie were perfect for the interior and gave me the chance to really add some fun elements before I even begin my spreads. I just love the way this turned out! It makes me smile and I can't wait to start on my first spread!

Using the Art Pops™ Cards for the body was perfect because this way I could leave part of the Art Pops™ Card uncovered. I really wanted to keep some of the card exposed because I think they are so beautiful. Now I had a plan and that made me happy. :-)

So, if pie charts aren't your thing, maybe you can take one of your favorite images and turn it into the cover for your next art journal.

happy creating!

Going Deeper...

What creative tool or supply are you obsessed with right now? 

Watercolors. I seem to have to use them on every project

Is there an aspect of mixed media art that you always avoid? Why? 

Colored stamping. I seriously can't remember the last time I reached for something other than brown, black, or navy in my stamping.... maybe sometimes orange or pink. But, I rarely grab for colors... why? Most of my color inks aren't waterproof and that just gets annoying...HAHA. 


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