Was there any doubt, with all the art journaling talk around here, that we would dedicate a week to this medium? I think this will be an ongoing project here at 12:34, but time will tell. Please reference this post for materials you may need to get started with your own art journal.
Once you have a few materials ready and you've applied gesso to a few pages of your art journal or paper, you are ready to get started!
The first assignment is to prepare some background pages. We've used acrylic paint and watercolor crayons. We've added other materials like stamped images,gesso, and glimmer mist, as well as scratching the paint and making prints with bubble wrap (an old bubble mailer provide a great bubble wrap surface to stamp with). Prepare as many pages as you would like and let dry. We'll be back with some ideas for journaling and using your backgrounds in the coming days.