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  1. Heather Prins

    Heather Prins Heather Prins

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    I have decided to start art journaling!! I have always had a vague interest in it but no real desire until now. Where do I start??
     
  2. michelepixels

    michelepixels Amazing, Awesome and Wonderful!

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  3. IntenseMagic

    IntenseMagic I like my pillow Rock hard

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    I agree with Michele! Dive in to the Art Journal forum. There are a few tutorials and you can always join in the Monthly Muse Challenges, they are great inspiration! @Tangie Baxter also has a great course Art Journaling for Scaredy Cats that is chock full of great information!
     
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  4. Tree City

    Tree City Get a stepladder, I'm busy

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    Yup, the AJ forum will be a great place for you. And in case you're like me and didn't realize it...there's an AJ gallery. Lots of inspo there!
     
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  5. Cherylndesigns

    Cherylndesigns All glasses should be bigger than 1.5 oz

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    Definitely join in on the Monthly Muse challenges! Like everybody said before, I agree that's a perfect place to start. You can always go back and do former challenges. There's tons of inspiration in there.
     
  6. AJK

    AJK I plead the 5th ...

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    Oh you are going to have so much fun!!!
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  7. SharLamb

    SharLamb I should have been a Supreme

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    I love the monthly muse challenges, and also loved Tangie’s scaredy-cat class (great instruction and lots of goodies...AND unparalleled enthusiasm!).
     
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  8. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    Oooooh heather!!! I am excited!! Your pages always make me smile and I’m gonna be stalking your gallery now!!
     
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  9. Heather Prins

    Heather Prins Heather Prins

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    Oh man thanks guys! I haven't been here in a long time! I can't wait to get started!!
     
  10. bcgal00

    bcgal00 Say, "birdseed!"

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    Come and play with us in the monthly muse challenges. They are a fun way to experiment and stretch yourself, to just have fun.
     
  11. Angela Toucan

    Angela Toucan I keep looking for THAT wardrobe

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    so glad you are ready to try art journaling @Heather Prins . It's really easy - you just play, experiment and have fun with your software and your supplies. It can be just an experiment, trying something new, playing with an emotion or a quote that inspires you. It can be clean and simple, or very painty messy or something in between. It can be telling a story, or your response to something. It can be meaningful, or not - it's all about art play. Have fun.
     
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  12. frani_54

    frani_54 Well-Known Member

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    Hi Heather, so glad to see you here! I think you would be great at art journaling, you've got a talent of putting together awesome scrap-booking pages. This would add another level to your art.
     
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  13. Heather Prins

    Heather Prins Heather Prins

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    I create my journal pages as 5x7, can I upload that size to the gallery?
     
  14. rchansen

    rchansen in the sweet tooth recovery program

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    Heather, I just started art journaling this year as well. Some pages I love, some pages I feel aren't quite what I had in my head. The Monthly Muse prompts in the Art Journal forum are awesome...waiting for the new weekly prompt can be tough. :)
     
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  15. Heather Prins

    Heather Prins Heather Prins

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    great info, thanks so much!!
     
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  16. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    the main thing in gallery is to just save less than 250K. It will distort if it is larger....no worries about height and width.
    again, I am excited to see your creations!
     
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  17. Rachel Jefferies

    Rachel Jefferies Designer

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    It will be so fun to see what you create :banana
     
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  18. amandac

    amandac Read, or Run? Hmmm ...

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    Have fun creating Heather! You have had some great advice from everyone so far and I don't have much to add sorry. For me though when I art journal, I try to remember to relax and let it evolve, and I remind myself that it doesn't have to be a "certain way".
     
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  19. jenn mccabe

    jenn mccabe She's OUR sunshine!

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    - I second Tangie's scaredy cat class. It was so helpful for someone like me that didn't really understand it all that well. Great class.
    -Also about the 5x7 size in the gallery. You may want to save it on a white square background. Maybe 8x8 or 7x7? This way the little thumbnail of your 5x7 page isn't truncated when viewing the gallery as a whole (with all the little thumbnails). If you save it 5x7 it will look fine when someone clicks on that thumbnail to view your page - but it will crop down to a square size as a gallery thumbnail. Not a big issue - just something to consider. You may prefer one or the other.
    -Have fun and nice to see you around Heather!
     
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  20. AnneofAlamo

    AnneofAlamo Slippers IN sunshine? Even better!

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    okay woman, I keep checking your gallery, and 2016? I am waiting! tee hee
     

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