Art Journalers - Altered Books


Art Journalers - Altered Books

Attention all "Art Journal Junkies"and Altered Book Artists! Here is the group for you to discuss techniques, share tips and show off those lovely pages you have created!

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Hello and Welcome to the Art Journalers & Altered Books Group!


This is the place where you can share your art journal pages or your altered books. Let's discuss techniques, ideas, materials and inspiration!


If you'd like to Show & Tell, you can start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button near the middle of this page.

If you would like some advice on a specific work-in-progress, you can start your own discussion by clicking the big blue "Add a discussion" button near the middle of this page.

Click here to learn how to upload images into your forum posts (which is important so that people can see your art within the post, rather than as an attachment link beneath your post).

Just two simple rules:

  • Please keep all discussions relevant to art journals and altered books, and all aspects of making an art journal or altered books.
  • Be friendly and considerate in your posts.

Thanks for joining & have fun!

Discussion Forum

Private Journal Page Swap with Maureen Craddock

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Thaneeya McArdle Jan 14. 1 Reply

Hello Fellow Art Journalers!I was delighted when just before Christmas Maureen Craddock agreed to do a private journal page swap with me.  I have since received Maureen's gorgeous page that was rendered on approximately an 8'X10" piece of heavy…READ MORE

Susanne Skene's ArtBook

Started by Barbara Davis. Last reply by karen knapp Oct 12, 2014. 4 Replies

I am very lucky to have received a beautiful booklet from Susanne. The booklet is made with "recycled" materials. Susanne hand bound the pages together; the pages are made from music sheets, dictionary excerpts, maps, art works ....even possibly…READ MORE

Barbara Davis's Homemade Mini Journal

Started by Susanne Skene. Last reply by Susanne Skene Aug 3, 2014. 8 Replies

Thank you Barbara for this beautiful handmade journal!  As soon as I saw the contents I knew I wanted to leave it as is and keep the book out in my livingroom for guests to leaf through.  It's a work of art all on it's own and doesn't need me to add…READ MORE

Art Journal Pages

Started by Amanda. Last reply by Susanne Skene Aug 3, 2014. 166 Replies

Bumping this up a bit- I get a lot of inspiration from other's pages, so here are two of mine, so please post yours!…READ MORE

journal tip

Started by jean weymouth. Last reply by jean weymouth Jun 29, 2014. 3 Replies

Hi  I purchased a glue dot snail in the hardware section of Walmart.  It is easy for me to use with only one hand and the hold is strong.  I like it much better then craft glue dots.  Hope this helps someone else.  JeanREAD MORE

What is your "must have" art supply for art journaling?

Started by Laura Thykeson. Last reply by Sharon Nelson Mar 11, 2014. 15 Replies

AAhhh...! If I had to pick, it would have to be my permanent markers, I guess. Either that or my opaque watercolors. I have recently become very attached to them for journaling. They are great for backgrounds!

The Journey - a few pages from a travel/art journal

Started by Alisa Manning. Last reply by Linda B Feb 22, 2014. 5 Replies

In 2011 I took a holiday to England - by was the first time I'd been out of the country, and the first time I'd been on a holiday on my was an amazing experience.  I bought an 'art' journal from Hobby Lobby in one of the 50% off…READ MORE

My first...

Started by Kenneth A. Haines. Last reply by Kenneth A. Haines Feb 17, 2014. 12 Replies

6 x 3 mini art journal with card stock pages!READ MORE

an entry for my Bear Art Journal

Started by Judy Schaffer Firneno. Last reply by Judy Schaffer Firneno Feb 13, 2014. 9 Replies


Art Journals & Altered Books Learning Library - Free Online Resources (Websites, Videos, etc)

Started by Thaneeya McArdle. Last reply by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) Jan 21, 2014. 17 Replies

This thread is dedicated to listing free online resources for learning how to create art journals and altered books! This can include websites and videos, as long as they are free.If you find any online resources about creating art journals or…READ MORE

Tags: instruction, online, techniques, tips, free

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Comment by Little Cloud on November 18, 2014 at 11:52pm

Comment by Little Cloud on November 11, 2014 at 6:20am

Here's one I did

Comment by Lynn He on November 4, 2014 at 8:47pm

Hello!  I'm new here, and I'm also quite new to art journaling.

Question:  Any advice on how to continue journaling through the holiday season without getting thrown off by all the abnormalities of this time of year?

Any tips are appreciated in advance!


Comment by Thaneeya McArdle on March 18, 2014 at 1:36am

Hey Art Journalers, just wanted to let you know that you can enter images of your art journal pages for a chance to appear in an upcoming book by North Light (an imprint of F+W Media). It's free to enter and they're accepting commissions through April 16, 2014. Read more about it here:

Comment by Sharon Nelson on January 13, 2014 at 6:46pm
Another question to you journal artists, when doing watercolour in a journal, is it okay to paint watercolour without the paper buckling or should I paint on watercolour paper and then stick it in?
Comment by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) on January 3, 2014 at 5:37pm

Also, will disappear soon for a couple of days as I will be changing computers.  I have an XP that is going and my daughter sent me her old Vista. Don't know how I will do on that, but will figure it out I am sure.  I would like to put 7 on it but that is no in the cards right now.  I have to get all the stuff moved from this old on to that one and, long story, having a problem doing that.  I am trying not to loose stuff..

Comment by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) on January 3, 2014 at 5:34pm

Hi Renea.  I do have stuff to start art journaling, but don't know where it is.  Right now I am doing nothing.  I need to find a place to live to get out of this mold.  It is freezing in here where the termites ate the floor, heat bill is way to high, and it is awfully cold to move.  I feel like I am I am in limbo.  I am going to keep looking though.  I have the books, paper, paint, watercolors, pencils. and stuff like that.  I just don't have any little pieces or pictures, etc., to add to it. Guess I could just make one when I get to the stuff to write on.  It is too cold for rummage sales or anywhere else I can think of.  I do have to go a ways in a few days where there is a Michael's.  Might pick up some stuff in their sales bins. Just have to see what I can find.

Comment by Margaret Hamm (Maggie) on January 3, 2014 at 5:28pm

My cat hates this guys motorcycle. lol  She lays in my lap a lot and she goes about a foot in the air, claws in my legs, and runs out of the room.  She comes back and just gets settled down, nap started and it goes again.  I gave up for the time being as I have nothing to lay in my lap.  Time to clip the nails...Maggie

Comment by Susanne Skene on January 1, 2014 at 11:11pm

Hello Journalers! Came across a website today called, The Artistic Biker. He's got some real neat art journalling techniques he'd like to share.  Check it out!

Comment by jean weymouth on October 20, 2013 at 10:20am

I tried to start a new discussion and the computer jumpd around and there seemed to be noway to send it after viewing preview.  Jean


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