So cool! This is a great way to jump into art journaling! This process video for art journaling backgrounds (plus free printable) really helped me to see how to use these printable papers. LOVE! #startanartjournal #artjournal #artjournaling #artjournalingbackground

Process Video for Art Journaling Backgrounds

Using art journaling backgrounds is a great way to add variety to your journal pages. Here’s a process video of how I use them.

I love experimenting in my art journal. And as of late, that experimenting has meant playing with printable art journal pages. I scan them from my own art journals and then print them out as pdfs.

The results are gorgeous. These textured and colorful pieces of paper add dimension to my journals, and I love them so much!

I also love how easy they are to use. If you enjoy art journaling, you’re probably used to layering mixed media pieces to create the desired effect you want.

You can still do that with these papers, but even better, since they’re already “painted”, you can use them to define spaces (such as the background) or as elements of their own. (They look great with quotes written on them!)

Here’s a process video I created where I use printable art journaling backgrounds to create a bright, sunshine-filled background. I also couldn’t resist adding papers to add movement to her bright hair!

Want to try one of these art journaling background papers for FREE? I’ll send you one art journaling page in pdf format that you can print out and use in your own art journal or card making. I hope you enjoy using it!

Click here to get your free art journaling background.

I love using printable art journal backgrounds to quickly add embellishments to my journals and cards. And these are beautiful—straight from the artists' paintings and art journals! Love these!

Need a list of art journaling supplies to get started? Click here for the Art Journaling Gift Guide.

And if you’re stuck on a blank page in your art journal and need some inspiration, here are some tried-and-true ideas: Facing the Blank Page—Tips for Starting Your Art Journal

Have a lovely {and creative} day!



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