Starting an Art Journaling Quote Album

Starting An Art Journal Quote Album

When I was growing up, I collected beautiful and inspirational quotes that I hand-wrote into a small, lined journal. Somewhere along the way, I stopped doing that, but my appreciation for quotables has not diminished. With that in mind, I’m exploring the world of art journaling and making mini-pages for a small quote album.

The Daily Digi has some great resources on art journaling. A good place to start is Katie’s comprehensive list of digital art journaling resources.

Here’s how I created an artsy quote page:

Create a Canvas: The first step in any digital scrapbook page is to create a canvas. I normally scrap on a 12-inch by 12-inch canvas. However, for my art journaling pages, I wanted something smaller and decidedly different because these pages are going into a separate album, just for me. I checked out different photobook printers and choose the 8-inch by 6-inch size for the small size and price.

Add a Background Paper: I decided to work with Vinnie Pearce’s The Rise Collection and I chose a nicely textured paper from the kit. The kit is available in the August 2014 Digi Files member download.

Add a Quote: For my page, I wanted to use a quote about patience. I used the Gesso font and added the quote. I accidentally dragged the quote on an angle but then I decided that I liked it better that way. Happy accident!

Decorate the Page: Then I just pulled items from the kit onto the canvas and deleted probably about half of them after I moved items around the way I wanted.

Embellish With Brushes: Finally, I used a few brushes by Jenn Barrette’s Journal Bling collection.

I chose that quote because this is my first attempt at doing a quote page in art journaling style, so it was very fitting!

Do you scrap quotes? Or do you have any other fun and creative projects that aren’t focused on memory-keeping? Please share them in the comments below!