How to Start a Blank Art Journal Page

Hello Everyone!

Have you ever just looked at a blank piece of paper trying to figure out what to paint or draw.

Don’t worry this happens to all of us. When I start having trouble figuring out what to do I tend to do one of these 5 way to start a page.

Some of the pages I took pages from books and tissue paper and used a gel medium to adhere them down.

How to start a blank journal page
How to start a blank journal page

Other pages I just painted different texture and stenciled on. 

The whole idea is to just start, once you start then it is easier to be creative. Even if you don’t love the final page it is still a good exercise to get the creative juices flowing. 

How to start a blank journal page

How to start a blank journal page

I had a good time filming how I start a blank page. I think I will continue this series and show you how I start a page with with watercolors and markers and other art supplies. 

What art supplies would you like to see me use next time when I film how I start a blank art journal page?

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  1. Great ideas!! I’ve recently started using translucent gesso where I would normally use gel medium and I’m a fan so far because it creates a matte surface with enough tooth that I can use colored pencils over top! Have you used translucent gesso before? I’ll admit I only tried gesso for gluing things down because I’ve had some trouble with my feel medium drying white; sometimes I use too much or pounce it on when I should be brushing lightly 😅😂 The gesso is thinner and more forgiving in that way 😁

    • TakeTimetoCreate

      February 26, 2019 at 5:08 pm

      Thank you! I have used translucent gesso and I love it! It is perfect for the projects you want to add to when the surface is too slick.

  2. Feel medium lol…gel medium 😀

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