Make a journal in a jar for art journal inspiration. Explore colors, textures, and products! It’s a quick & Easy DIY project that you’re definitely not going to want to miss!
I spent some time today putting together what I’m going to call a journal in a jar.
It’s a jar full of art journaling-related things on pieces of paper, ranging from colors to techniques to products.
If you’re interested in knowing what all made it into the jar, here’s the list:
Colors: monochromatic, white, pink, red, orange, yellow, green, turquoise, blue, purple, tan, brown, black, gray, clear
Geometry: circles, squares, triangles, diamonds, hearts, arrows, hexagons, chevrons, grid
Surfaces: song lyrics, poetry, old envelope, handwritten note, book paper, sheet music, tissue paper/sewing pattern, tags, tickets, fabric, patterned paper, vellum, graph paper, canvas, washi tape, confetti, sequins, micro beads, ribbon, fiber, thread, baker’s twine
Texture: brayer, sponge, cheese cloth, bubble wrap, shelf liner, punchinella, doilies, roller stamps, foam stamps, rubons
Techniques: resist, collage, ephemera, stamping, doodling, masking, stenciling, paper piecing, mosaic, handmade mask/stencil, handmade stamp, heat embossing, dry embossing, hand lettering, handwriting, finger painting, batik, photo tinting, image transfer, gesso etching, machine stitching, hand stitching
Products: spray ink, acrylic paint, alcohol inks, pens, pan pastels, modeling paste, glass beads, mod podge, india inks, crackle paint, heavy body acrylic, clear embossing powder, utee, perfect pearls, chalks, watercolors, stickles, glitter, crayons, bleach, distress inks, distress stains
Wow! What a list!
Here’s the finished journal in a jar:
I have no idea where this little jar originally came from, but I loved the lid, so… the tag was made on kraft with Dylusions ink spray and glimmer mists, bombay inks, watercolors, and Thickers. I also used a few of my favorite stamps for the background. I tied the tag to the lid with fibers and baker’s twine.
Such a cute little project – love it! I’m going to use it for days when I need just a little inspiration…
Where do you get inspiration from? Leave me a comment and let me know.