A few days ago I decided to purchase a Moleskine Sketch notebook. I wanted to have an art journal that could handle the hardships of ink, arcrylics and other media. Instead of going for the watercolour notebook i chose the regular sketchbook instead (165 g/m2). The paper is nice and thick and I think it held up really well. As you can see I used a bunch of different materials and media to decorate the pages, including:
- Acrylic paints
- Artline fineliner (0,05mm)
- Washi tape
- Origami paper
- Printed pictures (mine were from tumblr)
I think journalling is an extremely meditative passtime. When I journal it is mainly to gather my thought and ideas onto paper. I often find a need for a creative outlet, but it is not always I have the time or energy to make anything that is meant to show to others. I fell like that is something many of us struggle with - The fear of "messing up" or making "bad art" often keeps us from creating at all. So my advice is this: choose one notebook to be a sketchbook/journal for you to do anything you want in. Don't worry about messing up - you are the only one who needs to see it anyway! If you draw something you are not proud of then it doesn't matter, you can either keep it and learn from your mistakes or if you simply can't bear to look at it - rip it out.
If you want to see how I created the pages of my art journal I made a Youtube video of it:
Thank you so much for reading! I hope to see you here again soon.