VIDEO: 12 Tips For Starting Art Journal Pages Using Acrylic Paint

12 Tips For Starting Art Journal Pages Using Acrylic Paint with a video by Kim Dellow

 

Do you have those days when you just can’t get a page started? Perhaps you are wanting to create but you just don’t know what and the indecision is leading to procrastination and no art journal pages? Oh I know that one well! Or maybe you just need a quick way to start some art journal pages but you are not sure what. Well, I am here to help as today I have 12 tips for starting your art journal pages in a expressive and fearless way to cut down on indecision and procrastination and to get you making art!

So these are perfect for warm up exercises when you have a long session ahead or for getting art done in those few minutes you can spare today. You can adapt them for both and each page you make is a fab starter for building on, because that is what we are doing here, getting pages started that you can then work on later or build to something amazing right away.

As always I have all the products listed below the video, and there aren’t many this time as you don’t need much for these exercises. Plus there are some close up pictures of some of the pages I made to demonstrate the tips, so take a look at them too for some lovely paint details!

 

VIDEO: 12 Tips For Starting Art Journal Pages Using Acrylic Paint

 

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Junk Journal

Daler And Rowney System 3 acrylic paint (Titanium white)
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Liquitex Heavy Body acrylic paint (Cadmium Yellow Medium Hue; Brilliant Yellow Green)
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Liquitex Soft body acrylic paint (Phthalocyanine Blue (green shade))
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Palette knife
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Brush 1/4 flat
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Old book pages

 

Close up of acrylic paint scarping texture on one of the pages shared in the video by Kim Dellow

 

Close up of acrylic paint page pressing texture on one of the pages shared in the video by Kim Dellow

Don’t forget that I have a video with an easy technique for harnessing the texture that you can make with acrylic paint, so watch that one too!

I hope that you find the tips useful, and enjoy trying them out in your next paint session, and please feel free to add some of your own tips in the comments I would love to hear them!

Kim



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2 Comments

  1. Rena
    December 4, 2017 / 12:52 am

    Hi Kim
    here I am again.. just watched the video. It is always amazing how simple and fast modern art can be. I like the blue one with the swirls best.
    The thing is, here I hardly get any junk journals with heavier paper, only the weekly stuff for the supermarkets and that’s much too thin and flimsy. Have to think about something useful. I never tried anything like that and I would like too. (Where can one buy 48 hour days?)
    Did you ever sell any of those pages? They make fabulous pictures, with a matching frame they would be gorgeous.
    See you soon. Still freezing here.
    Greets
    Rena

    • kim
      December 6, 2017 / 6:29 pm

      Hey Rena,

      Sorry about the delay getting back to you, I’ve been running around trying to meet some deadlines. I definitely could do with some 48 hour days too! If you find where to sign-up for them let me know!

      You can use those really flimsy ones too, try gluing pages together to make a sturdier page. Some will work ok, some aren’t worth the time, so it is a bit of an experiment! Keep your eyes out when you go out and about, I’ve picked up some good quality junk journals from events at museums and galleries as well as libraries, sometimes even coffee shops and train stations!

      Funny that you should mention selling some of my work, it is very much on my mind at the moment. Thank you, you are very kind! It is definitely one of my major goals for 2018!

      Right, I’m just off to answer your other comment 🙂
      Kim

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