How to Start Creative Journaling – 1 of 3 Parts

Part 1 -Different Kinds of Creative Journals  scrapbook Collage

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

Composition notebook

Regular notebook

Make your own with cereal boxes or any kind of paper

Old calendar, planner, catalog/booklet made with heavy paper

Any old book

About nball252

Hi, my name is Naomi, I am a Christian, certified aromatherapist. I also have an Associate Degree in Bible. I looked for books about aromatherapy from a Christian point of view and didn't find any, so I wrote one, The Aromatherapy Advocate. An introductory book for Christians on aromatherapy. I have one son whom I home schooled. I started using essential oils 10 years ago. I love the fragrances and I love the powerful benefits of using essential oils. I received my certificate about 10 years ago and have been teaching and writing about aromatherapy from a Christian perspective since then.
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