Keep Taking Chances — A Monthly Art Journal Project - Stampington & Company

Keep Taking Chances — A Monthly Art Journal Project

Happy New Year! For 2016, we challenge you to create a monthly art journal page that will inspire, encourage, and motivate you throughout the year.

Join us as we embark on our year-long challenge. Below are some journal prompts that will keep you inspired you to create your own art journal that you can carry along with you no matter where you are.

Plus, share your artwork on Instagram using #StampingtonMade for a chance to be a featured artist on @stampington!

January
Celebrate the power of new beginnings.

February
Work with reds, pinks, and whites in a new or unusual way.

March
Embrace the beauty of imperfection. Doodle until you fill an entire page.

April
Grab some junk mail and use the pieces to create something new.

May
Pick your favorite quote or song lyrics to decorate this month’s page.

June
Create a page that uses a mantra or words of encouragement.

July
Let the weather inspire your next art journal page.

August
With summer ending, create a summer bucket list or list of your favorite summer memories.

September
Choose any object in your home and make it the inspiration for your page.

October
Celebrate the colors of fall and fall leaves.

November
Make a gratitude list.

December
Create a self portrait.

Keep Taking Chances — A Monthly Art Journal Project Directions

1. Inside Page

Start with the inside page first, with January in mind.

Embellish the first page of a large Moleskine journal with a scrap of vintage book text, glue down with gel medium.

Use a foam brush to dry brush gesso over the drying page.

Tear a colorful strip of paper from an Art Pop card and glue to the side of the page with gel medium.

Use a lid to outline six circles using a Ranger Fude Ball pen.

Whole punch decorative paper from Project Life cards, and glue circles inside the outlined circles. Use your finger to add a light coat of gesso over the circles.

Randomly add yellow and turquoise paint.

Stamp month onto extra-small grubby tag, and attach to the top of the page with a mini clothespin.

Add Small Talk stickers.


2. Front Cover
Embellish the front cover with gesso, then add yellow and turquoise paint.

Outline the circle with a jar and Ranger Fude Ball pen.

Add scraps from an Art Pop and Project Life card, along with book text to coordinate with the inside page.

Punch dots from book text and outline with a black pen.

Stamp inspirational phrase across the front cover with black ink.

Add doodles.

Click here to download the free printable.


 

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