How to Make a Blank Art Journal
All levels | 36 min 31 sec
Make Journals
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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Class Reviews
493 users recommended this class to a friend
ileana Márquez
Thank you so much for the lessons!! Dawn made clear explanations of every step. This course comes very handy now because I´m taking also some daily practices courses here on Creativebug, and this one inspired me to make my own art journals, which adds another layer of uniqueness to my creations. Thank you!!
January 22, 2023
Lorna G Kidd
Since I am new journalling I have really appreciated this course
December 26, 2022
Kathy Hartzheim
So cool!!
More than 3 months ago