VIDEO: Easy Journaling – Using Block Colour To Start A Page

Blocks of colour art journal page in muted colours by Kim Dellow

This week I have another idea to help get you past your new art page blocks. It is a block colour method and it’s a great way to get you started on a page. Now if you remember back to last week… Eeek! I don’t mean last week because I skipped a week on my channel – sorry! 

No I actually mean the week before, that circle glorious page in my junk journal and another way to get past issues that stop you starting.

Well this week the block colour actually led me to keep going blocky with open and closed block colour or rectangles. It makes a nice break from circles doesn’t it? But you could use circle block colour instead if you can’t break the circle!


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close up of Blocks of colour art journal page in muted colours by Kim Dellow

Have fun with your block colour, whether you use them as rectangles or as circles either way it’s a fun way to get started.

Want to play with some canvas? I have a couple of different canvas ideas you can try and I’ve put them in a video playlist on my channel.

You could even start off with this block colour technique. It would be a great way to start a canvas or canvas board piece!

Have fun creating.


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Kim Dellow

Kim Dellow is an artist–designer–film-maker living the creative life in London, UK. She's a freelance creative for the craft industry and others, and she loves to share her art-ventures on her blog.

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