As I write this I have completed 20/365 pages in my Art Journal. At first it was taking a whole day just to get one page done. Now that I came up with a more efficient process I can get 3-5 done in that same amount of time. I treat this art journaling process like an assemble line. This was I can focus on one step at a time and can clean p after it once instead of with each step taking stuff out and putting it away just to take out other stuff, it just takes up too much time.
I have broken it up into four steps:
- Draw: I draw out a focal image that represents the prompt sometimes just a doodle sometimes and full drawing.
- Color: I use Crayola markers and my water color brush pens to fill in the drawing and the background. I love using water color because it fills in big areas fast and dries even faster.
- Quote: I add a quote to tell the story of the page and it always includes the prompt. I recently started doing this and I think it really pulls the whole page together.
- Embellish: This is the last step. I add stickers, die cuts, tiny word stickers, and just about anything else I have in my stash to dress up the page.
I feel like using this process makes my pages turn out even better than before. I get into a certain mode and just keep that flow going and I run through these pages.
What is your art journaling process? Do you do one page at a time? Have you tried the assembly line approach? Which one did you like better?