Beginner | 56 min
Taught by Dawn DeVries Sokol
In order to get into the artistic holiday spirit, you’ll need to get your art journal set up and ready to go. Dawn shows you how to add pages to a handmade sketchbook or a store-bought mixed media journal and create simple backgrounds. From there, you’ll set your intentions for the season and learn a few simple techniques for incorporating holiday icons into your artwork via doodles, collage, glitter and paint.
Learn how to:
  • Add pages to your journal
  • Paint easy backgrounds
  • Doodle and paint holiday icons
  • Incorporate paper-punched collage elements
  • Create a list of your intentions


Chapters
00:57
Part 1: Get Your Merry On
01:13
08:59
09:48
09:24
Materials
Here’s what you’ll need:
  • Handmade Journal or Strathmore Mixed Media Journal
  • Craft paints
  • Craft paintbrushes
  • Micron pens
  • Signo white pen
  • Gelly Roll pens
  • Markers
  • Paint pens
  • Stabilo all-purpose pencil
  • Acrylic ink
  • Matte mediums (gloss and matte)
  • Tombow Mono Adhesive (or other tape runner)
  • Stickles glitter glue
  • Glitter
  • Paper ephemera and 3-D embellishments for collage (like paint chips, postage stamps, stickers, etc.)
  • Washi tape
  • Ribbons or trim
  • Paper shopping bags
  • Binder clips
  • Paper punches (Dawn uses circle and star)
  • Water
  • Paper towels
  • Heat gun (optional)
  • Discussion
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    Transcript
    Holiday Art Journaling
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    Part 1:
    Holiday Art Journaling: Get Your Merry On
    Dawn DeVries Sokol
    In order to get into the artistic holiday spirit, you’ll need to get your art journal set up and ready to go. Dawn shows you how to add pages to a handmade sketchbook or a store-bought mixed media journal and create simple backgrounds. From there, you’ll set your intentions for the season and learn a few simple techniques for incorporating holiday icons into your artwork via doodles, collage, glitter and paint.
    Part 2:
    Holiday Art Journaling: Backgrounds and Collage
    Dawn DeVries Sokol
    Steal a moment for yourself this week to focus on reflection and gratitude. In addition to this week’s prompts, Dawn shares ideas for incorporating old holiday cards into your journal, collaging with found imagery, and adding depth to your pages. 
    Part 3:
    Holiday Art Journaling: Doodling and Lettering
    Dawn DeVries Sokol
    Keep adding festive layers to your journal pages with doodled embellishments. Working through the prompts Dawn provides, she shows how to integrate drawing and lettering with existing content, adding more layers with collage and found ephemera. 
    Part 4:
    Holiday Art Journaling: Adding Bling
    Dawn DeVries Sokol
    In this final class, you’ll add some sparkly details and fun 3D embellishments to complete your holiday journal. If you have empty pages left in your journal and you’re feeling pressure to wrap things up, Dawn shows you a trick for combining pages, which makes them sturdier and removes blank spreads. 
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