How to Make a Blank Art Journal
Beginner | 36 min 31 sec
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Learn how to make two kinds of blank mixed-media journals: one from upcycled cereal boxes and a sewn spine; the other with a hard cover book, scrap papers, duct tape, and a button closure. These simple journals are easy to create and are perfect for on-the-go journaling to capture all your creative endeavors.
Here’s what you’ll need:
Tools & Materials:
  • Hard cover book (to deconstruct)
  • Cereal boxes (any size)
  • Paper cutter (or cutting mat with X-Acto knife and straight edge)
  • Bone folder
  • Awl
  • Binder clips
  • Duct tape
  • Artist masking tape
  • Scrap papers for interior of book
  • Scissors
  • Waxed linen thread (or use dental floss or yarn)
  • Binder’s needle
  • Large button
  • Sandpaper
Learn how to:
  • Deconstruct cereal boxes and hardback books
  • Sew paper signatures using waxed linen and binder’s needle
  • Create a spine with duct tape
  • Add a simple closure
What you’ll get:
  • Easy-to-follow class by expert instructor and artist DeVries Sokol on how to create a blank art journal
  • 3 HD video lessons you can access online anytime, anywhere
  • Step-by-step instruction and a detaileid supply list
  • The ability to leave comments, ask questions and interact with other students
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Kathy Hartzheim
So cool!!
October 22, 2022
Rabbette Love
Loved the upcycled materials used for this! Thank you for these ideas and how to put them together.
More than 3 months ago
Maria Haddock
I think I need to eat some cereal and save a bunch of boxes LOL - great job of teaching
More than 3 months ago