Part 1 -Different Kinds of Creative Journals
There is a million ways you can make a creative journal. The first thing to keep in mind is that these are for your eyes only, and anyone you wish to share them with. The reason I use the plural tense is because they are so fun you will want to make many!
*** The first thing you need to do is to decide what kind of journal you want to make:
Junk journal/smash book- mostly just attaching things to the pages, not a lot of writing
Art journal – mostly your own art
Scrapbook – using photos and fancy paper, stickers and sets of little things
Picture book – just pictures of things that make you happy, photos and images from magazines, etc.
Goal planning/ day planner/ bullet journal – making a boring planner beautiful as well as useful
Altered book – adding things to an old book or using just the cover to make a book
Self-discovery/ diary – writing about everything on your mind
Or a combination.
*** Next decide your actual book you will use to create your pages in. Consider the thickness of the pages. A book like a composition notebook (which I use) has thin pages so ink and paint seep through the page, and the pages warp easily but that is not a problem if you glue or paint with acrylic on the other side. A mixed Media art book has thick paper and can handle glue and a little paint.
Mixed media art book or watercolor art book
Leather bound art book
Make your own with cereal boxes or any kind of paper
Old calendar, planner, catalog/booklet made with heavy paper
Any old book