Get some inspirational art journal ideas for your next art journal page!
Art journaling is a fun and rewarding activity, and easy for anyone to try. All you need to get started is a journal and some simple supplies. But what to art journal about? The possibilities are endless!
You are sure to enjoy these gorgeous and inspirational art journal pages from some very talented artists found on Instagram. Each inspiring art journal page featured will get you excited to create your own unique artwork! Art journaling is awesome, don’t you think?
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Have you ever tried art journaling? I started art journaling when I was a teenager. Only the term “art journal” wasn’t really “a thing” back then. My art journals were (and still are) full of doodles, sketches, and plenty of writing. Maybe a little collage here and there. I’ve saved every single one over the years.
Art journaling is such a fun hobby, and so satisfying to create gorgeous art journal pages. It’s also fun, and perfectly fine, to create messy, unplanned pages just to get the creativity flowing. Art journaling has no rules!
Art journaling is a fun activity for when you are bored, need stress relief, want to get crafty, or for any reason at all. And art journaling is fun for kids, too! Especially in the colder winter months, hot summer days, or on a rainy day. What better indoor family activity is there than sitting around the dining room table getting artsy and creative in a journal?
Wondering how to get started with art journaling? You can check out the post below for some tips.
Know that, as I mentioned, there are no rules to art journaling. There is no right or wrong way to make an art journal. That’s one thing that is so nice about it. You can be free in your creativity.
Art journal inspiration can be found anywhere. Just look around! Maybe you find an old magazine or letter, maybe you discover an object that would make an interesting stamp. Or maybe you have a poem in mind to start with. Anything goes!
I’m excited to share these gorgeous & inspirational art journal ideas with you today, so without further wait, here we go!
15 Inspirational Art Journal Pages
1. A cool retro background
Loving this gorgeous art journal background by @cattaleiiasoul. It reminds me of vintage wallpaper. Notice how the strip of tape on the left page perfectly balances the negative space in the photo on the right page. Often, you can find patterns like this for free online to download and print for personal use. One such website to check out for cool printable patterns is rawpixel.com
2. Paper rip
The black beneath the ripped white paper is so satisfying. Paper rip would be a really simple idea to include in your art journal. This inspirational art journal page is also from @cattaleiiasoul.
How about the aesthetics of the hand lettering on this page? It’s fun to practice different ways of lettering. There are so many song lyrics, poems, and inspirational quotes I can think of to use for hand lettering practice. Gorgeous work by @willa.wanders.
4. Pretty textiles
This velvet ribbon is so delightful, so sumptuous! (I really like that word, don’t you?) Imagine giving an art journal like this as a Christmas gift! That’s what this art journal reminds me of: a lovely gift I want to receive. Ribbon or fabric elements make a wonderful addition to any art journal. By @willa.wanders.
5. Division of space
One thing I love about these art journal pages by @rynwyrd is how the artist divided the space on the pages into 3 sections as a layout. It tells a story in a way that feels like reading a graphic novel. And I love the gloomy feel with the pop of color. It’s November in Maine for me at this moment in time, and this is our weather today.
6. Passage of time
These art journal pages from @rynwyrd inspire me to think about the passage of time. How different times of day, different lighting, looks in nature.
The concept of depicting scenery during different weather types is something that first was explored by artists during the impressionist art movement. Claude Monet was famous for painting the weather. If you love art history like I do, check out the below article:
7. Color palette inspiration
These coral, pink, and blue colors are so yummy! And something about this reminds me of an alien world. I like how she uses a bit of splatter paint, too. Cool inspirational art journal pages by @rynwyrd.
8. Old book pages
You can find free vintage book pages to download and print for your art journal right here. Anything vintage paper-y is an awesome starting point for art journaling. Vintage is so inspiring!
9. White illustration on dark background
For this next art journal page, what I love most is the gorgeous dark-painted background with the white illustration & stamped white text on top! How lovely! For a similar lettering effect as this inspirational art journal page and the one before, you can use stamps such as these found on amazon. (image and link below as well.)
The white on dark make these pages by @marudles really pop!
10. Floral elements
The combination of mixed media used here by @laia_journal is just too pretty! Peachy floral images alongside handwritten messages and type… simply stunning.
11. Vintage prep
I’m getting vintage, slightly preppy vibes from these lovely art journal pages by @laia_journal.
Wasabi tape is a fun addition to any art journal page, as demonstrated here.
12. Color contrast
Those skies! Gorgeous the way the color of her skies pops against the brown paper with black text. I simply love some brown paper for a background. Gorgeous art journal pages by @gia.sayuri.
13. Mood expression
The words on this journal page by @gia.sayuri match the feeling of the mountains to perfection. You can find much art journal inspiration from poems, songs, literature, and the written word in general.
14. Shabby Chic
Bits of material such as lace and dried leaves add a pretty, Shabby Chic vibe. I’m feeling the artist’s nostalgia looking at this page. Gorgeous work by @ttikyu.
15. Mixed media
It’s so fun to use mixed media for your art journal! Photos, tickets, handwriting, and floral bits make up these lovely art journal pages by @ttikyu.
I hope you enjoyed these 15 gorgeous and inspirational art journal pages from some very talented artists found on Instagram.
Please check out each artist’s Instagram page for more details and further inspiration.
Thank you to the artists for allowing me to showcase your work in this fun blog post which was a joy to put together! Please let me know your favorite art journal page ideas and what you think in the comments below!
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