I’ve been using my Mini Binder Art Journal for a couple of weeks now, and I have an update for you today.
I’m loving the freedom of this art journal and it’s really inspiring my creativity. I love that I can add in little things that just delight me like postcards or Project Life cards that I love anywhere I like.
I shared my intentions and an introduction into my Mini Binder Art Journal here.
Update 1 is here.
Here’s a video flip through of this update:
(if you prefer to just look at the photos of my pages, see below)
Photos and descriptions of the pages:
Postcard with quote written on the back. “There are always flowers for those who want to see them.” ~Henri Matisse
Next page is a reminder of this quote in my own words.
- Background is watercolor.
- I drew the flowers.
- I used chalk markers to color in the flowers.
On this page I drew pictures of the creatures we saw during a hike at the Swatara State Park. No, I can’t draw, but I wanted to remember this day anyway, so I just went for it. (And who knows? With practice I could get better!)
5 Good Things from this day. I saw someone on Instagram had this prompt in their art journal and I decided to give it a try.
I taped strips of masking tape and then used watercolors to pain the stripes. After the paint dried I pulled the tape off and wrote the list.
I love great blue herons, so I decided to look up some information about them and put it in my art journal.
The background is watercolor. I took the photo. On the back I wrote my own reflections about great blue herons. (See next photo.)
Right side: very minimalist art journal page. Background is kraft paper. I used a Project Life card and then a printed out quote.
The next few pages are dedicated to one fun day I had with my husband.
This page is a drawing of our day and what we did.
Left side is a collection of receipts from the day. Right side is a few feathers I collected at the lake we visited. Background is watercolor.
I love using everyday ephemera and collecting little memorabilia I can use in my art journal.
This page was something else I saw on Instagram. What’s working and what’s not working. Background is watercolor.
This page contains tags and a receipt from a shopping trip to Community Aid, a thrift store and charity. I love how the different colors work together. Background is acrylic paint. I had painted the page and didn’t like it, but I like it with the ephemera on top.
Background is watercolor. Then I added feathers I picked up during a walk around my town one day.
Follow along with my posts of my art journal pages on my Instagram page: @KimberlieKohler I try to post daily, but sometimes I’m not quite as consistent.