See How to Make a Handmade Creative Art Journal

by Lori Warren

See How to Make a Handmade Creative Art Journal

Interested is slowing down and being more mindful? A Daily Journal to document artsy ideas and creative thoughts might be just what is needed. This journal includes “My Creative Day” journal templates (with prompts for daily journaling), blank art pages (for art journaling, sketching and jotting down ideas) and a special hand decorated cover to house it all.

Skill: Advanced
Time: 1 hour



Step 1

Select ready to make a cover or create a cover of your own (size 5 ½” x 7 ½”)

Step 2

Apply a trio of Fireworks! Sprays to add color, allow to dry. As you can see the color of the waterbased inks brings out the chevron design that was preprinted.

Step 3

Use the same Fireworks! colors on a ½” sheet of white card stock, allow drying.

Step 4

Stamp swirls and script randomly onto the card stock panel with StazOn Pigment ink.

Step 5

Add some shine to sections of the card stock panel with Delicata ink and a large Sponge Dauber.

Step 6

Use diecuts to cut out floral images from the card stock panel.

Step 7

Add additional color to the flower heads with Shimmer Stix in Rose Gold.

Step 8

Apply shading to the flower by using a Fantastix tool with StazOn Pigment ink.

Step 9

Stamp a floral pattern and script onto journal cover with StazOn Pigment ink.

Step 10

Directly apply VersaMark ink to cover, sprinkle with MBoss powder(s) and heat set for added texture.

Step 11

Adhere to a layer of tulle.

Step 12

Highlight floral cutouts with white ink.

Step 13

Assemble floral die cuts, adhere sequence, and apply StazOn ink directly to edges of cover for shading.

Step 14

Assemble Journal and embellish with fibers.

Step 15

Complete first daily journal entry.



StazOn Pigment Inkpad – Peacock Feathers, Shamrock Green, Piano Black, Koala Gray
• Fireworks! Shimmery Craft Spray – Cottage Ivy, New Sprout, Bahama Blue
Delicata Inkpad – Golden Glitz
Fantastix – Bullet Tip
Sheer Shimmer STIX Dauber Top – Rose Gold
VersaMark Watermark Stamp pad
Mboss Powder – Shimmering Night Sky, Lucky Stars
On Point Glue
Large Sponge Dauber


• Prima – Mixed Media Covers
• Uniball Signo – White
• Inkadinkado Clear Stamps
• Lori’s Cards & Creations Stamps – Art Script
• Sizzix Thinlits – Wildflower Stems
• Hero Arts Sequence
• My Creative Day template
• Fibers
• Tulle

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