I often get asked from new art journalers what are the must have supplies.
The list can be very long and quiet expensive this post is a few of
the basics. Its very important not to get overwhelmed or feel like you
can't create beautiful art if you don't have everything out there.
Paper- this can be anything in the handmade journals I use, I
have old magazine pages, manila folders, outdated calenders,
even junk mail!! You don't have to spend money paper is everywhere.
Paints- Cheap acrylic craft paint is perfect for art journaling. You can often
find it for .50 a bottle, grab a few colors and don't forget you can mix it!!
Gesso- You can find this at any craft store or even Walmart.
Glue stick or adhesive- I prefer UHU glue-stick which I purchase on Amazon.
Stencils- You can make your own check out my hot glue stencil video HERE.
You can use produce bags, cut out shapes in cardstock you can use anything.
Pens or Pencils- I like a plain old #2 pencil and my fave pens are the
Uniball Signo 207 Bold and the Uniball Signo white pen.
Collage papers- Almost every single piece I create I use collage elements.
Scrapbook paper, old letter, maps, magazines, newspaper really anything.