Top Artists Reveal Their Art Journal Must-Haves

Whether you’re new to the art journal scene or a seasoned veteran, we’re excited to reveal today’s must-have materials to work with, chosen by top artists in the industry. Follow along as they divulge their favorite art journal items to work with, insider tips, and tutorials:

Traci Bautista’s Must-Haves:

Traci Bautista collage

Click here to check out the tutorial for this gorgeous art journal page.

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Tim Holtz‘s Must-Haves:

Tim Holtz project

Click here to learn how to recreate the Time Canvas piece that Tim Holtz creates using his favorite materials.

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Mindy Lacefield’s Must-Haves:

Mindy Lacefield Card

  • Foam stamps are great for adding layers of pattern, like I did in this art journal page.
  • Stickles serve as a finishing sparkle to my page.
  • Deli paper was introduced to me through artist MaryBeth Shaw. I love to do stream of consciousness writing on the deli paper and tear out words and/or phrase and paste them directly into my journal.

Click here to discover this free art journal DIY.

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Roben-Marie Smith‘s Must-Haves:

  • My huge scrap paper box –  I am not sure I could journal without paper from my stash.

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Jen Cushman‘s Must-Haves:

Jen Cushman art

  • White sharpie oil based paint marker – It writes over everything. Paint, crayon, watercolor – everything!
  • Pan pastels are gorgeous and highly pigmented, perfect to use for full-bodied color or like watercolors with brush and water.
  • ICE Resin paper – I coat old book pages and paper scraps with ICE Resin that’s left after my bezel pours. These snips of paper are saved and then brought out during art journaling and collage work to add texture and a bit of the unexpected. Resin loves paper and there is something magical about using snippets of this translucent-yet-strong paper in your art.

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Junelle Jacobsen‘s Must-Haves:

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  • Homemade art journals - The kind where the old and loved book gets painted with new white gesso and wrinkled with paint and ink.  I love everything about homemade art journaling. It is a transformational wonderment of delights.
  •  Sketchbooks - The simpler the better.

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 Claudine Hellmuth‘s Must-Haves:

  • Gel medium - for gluing collage papers and items down. If I was stuck on a desert island I would want gel medium with me!
  • Scissors – I don’t know where I’d be without scissors. My favorite are the tried and true Fiskars with orange handles.
  • Word salad – I like to cut words and phrases out of dictionary pages, old books, ephemera, etc. The text gives me prompts and ideas on what to make a journal page about.
  • PITT pens – these are my most favorite pens for sketching and drawing, they even draw over acrylic paint. 10% off 1 week only!

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Seth Apter’s Must-Haves:

Seth Apter

We’d like to give a huge “thank you” to each artist for sharing their favorite art journaling materials and interesting mixed-media tips with our blog readers! These artists have been featured in a number of Stampington titles including Art Journaling and Somerset Studio.

Please comment below if you have any questions for the artists!

With Somerset Place Love,

Blog Writer

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14 Responses to “Top Artists Reveal Their Art Journal Must-Haves”

  1. Dawnll says:

    These are all fabulous lists and projects…so appreciate everyone sharing.

  2. Great inspiration! Love seeing the variety and all the different art supplies that are favorites!

  3. Barbara Nickerson says:

    Thank you, all. So much wonderful information. I hardly know where to start, but I will complete all of your projects. Each one of you is so giving. I appreciate you.

  4. Salvatore says:

    Very nice! These “Must Have” materials are very important!! Very good top artist of paper decoration!!

  5. Sue Pussilano says:

    Much needed inspiration. Beautiful! I’m excited to delve in and see what emerges from the tip of my , brush,ink pen and pencils. Thanks a bunch for constant support, encouragement and Love.

  6. What a wonderful round up of art journal and mixed media artists! So glad I stopped by after visiting Seth Apter’s blog – seeing the gorgeous art of favorite artists like Seth, Robin-Marie and Mindy was worth the visit!
    I’m off to peruse the link to homemade journals now and hope to find some ideas for creating a few new handmade books…

  7. Bev Victory says:

    Great supply list – great artists!

  8. Thanks for sharing, all of you. It’s good to know what others are using, too, to get those great results!

  9. Danielle says:

    Wow…such a great post! My must haves are stencils and text stamps!

  10. Thank for this great post full of inspiration…links and so many great artists!
    oxo

  11. Linda Ledbetter says:

    Great info from some amazing artists. Thank you!

  12. angi eharis says:

    this was so fun and interesting to read, tx seth for telling us about this in your blog! now i will go back and check out some of the artists tutorials! tx for sharing and inspiring, aloha, angi in hana

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Whether you’re new to the art journal scene or a seasoned veteran, we’re excited to reveal today’s must-have materials to work with, chosen by top artists in the industry. Follow along as they divulge their favorite art journal items to work with, insider tips, and tutorials:

Traci Bautista’s Must-Haves:

Traci Bautista collage

Click here to check out the tutorial for this gorgeous art journal page.

 ***

Tim Holtz‘s Must-Haves:

Tim Holtz project

Click here to learn how to recreate the Time Canvas piece that Tim Holtz creates using his favorite materials.

  ***

Mindy Lacefield’s Must-Haves:

Mindy Lacefield Card

  • Foam stamps are great for adding layers of pattern, like I did in this art journal page.
  • Stickles serve as a finishing sparkle to my page.
  • Deli paper was introduced to me through artist MaryBeth Shaw. I love to do stream of consciousness writing on the deli paper and tear out words and/or phrase and paste them directly into my journal.

Click here to discover this free art journal DIY.

  ***

Roben-Marie Smith‘s Must-Haves:

  • My huge scrap paper box –  I am not sure I could journal without paper from my stash.

 ***

Jen Cushman‘s Must-Haves:

Jen Cushman art

  • White sharpie oil based paint marker – It writes over everything. Paint, crayon, watercolor – everything!
  • Pan pastels are gorgeous and highly pigmented, perfect to use for full-bodied color or like watercolors with brush and water.
  • ICE Resin paper – I coat old book pages and paper scraps with ICE Resin that’s left after my bezel pours. These snips of paper are saved and then brought out during art journaling and collage work to add texture and a bit of the unexpected. Resin loves paper and there is something magical about using snippets of this translucent-yet-strong paper in your art.

  ***

Junelle Jacobsen‘s Must-Haves:

1SOM-WK1301-Somerset-Workshop-2013-Pre-Order

  • Homemade art journals - The kind where the old and loved book gets painted with new white gesso and wrinkled with paint and ink.  I love everything about homemade art journaling. It is a transformational wonderment of delights.
  •  Sketchbooks - The simpler the better.

  ***

 Claudine Hellmuth‘s Must-Haves:

  • Gel medium - for gluing collage papers and items down. If I was stuck on a desert island I would want gel medium with me!
  • Scissors – I don’t know where I’d be without scissors. My favorite are the tried and true Fiskars with orange handles.
  • Word salad – I like to cut words and phrases out of dictionary pages, old books, ephemera, etc. The text gives me prompts and ideas on what to make a journal page about.
  • PITT pens – these are my most favorite pens for sketching and drawing, they even draw over acrylic paint. 10% off 1 week only!

 ***

Seth Apter’s Must-Haves:

Seth Apter

We’d like to give a huge “thank you” to each artist for sharing their favorite art journaling materials and interesting mixed-media tips with our blog readers! These artists have been featured in a number of Stampington titles including Art Journaling and Somerset Studio.

Please comment below if you have any questions for the artists!

With Somerset Place Love,

Blog Writer

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