Art Journaling 101: Buildable Art Journals

Studio Workshop Art Journal Pages by Julie Ann Shahin

Hello friends! Today I’m working with{Studio Box Workshops No. 1} Buildable Art Journals By Tangie.  I have to say that I haven’t had as much fun with hybrid pages in quite a while as with these! I give Tangie’s video tutorials in the workshop two thumbs up.

The photos show you the pages ready to be journaled and doodled in. I can’t wait!

Art Journal Pages by Julie Ann Shahin

The item that took these pages over the top for me, really gave me excitement, was adding water-soluble wax crayons to the printed pages.  I only have about 4 colors that I had bought individually at an art store. You just draw, add water, and it becomes paint! According to Cheap Joe’s, “Because each artist crayon has exceptional covering properties you can apply them over existing color and quickly add some visual punch to a dull area. These watersoluble crayons come in 84 colorfast shades that are mixable for infinite variety of colors. These artist crayons are usable on any material and with many watercolor techniques.”

Caran d'Ache Neocolor II Artists' Water Soluble Crayon

I also used my Copic Black Marker or you can use a Black Sharpie. Either one will write on the printed page, to add doodling, details, and journaling.


Art Journal Pages by Julie Ann Shahin

Here’s a look at the full-sized pages:


Art Journaling Pages by Julie Ann Shahin

I wish I could tell you all the secrets behind making these pages, but you’ll have to take the workshop to find out! You will totally enjoy it. I’ll share an update with you next week on the progress I’ve made.


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{Studio Box Workshops No. 1} Buildable Art Journals By Tangie


Julie Ann Shahin is a New York-based art journaler, scrapbooker, mixed media craftster who specializes in hybrid and altered art techniques. She will be blogging regularly for on Tuesdays and Saturdays. You may contact Julie Ann directly at julieann dot shahin at gmail dot com

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8 Responses to Art Journaling 101: Buildable Art Journals

  • Going to give this a try! Thanks for the info.

  • Sandee says:

    Thanks so much for the info about the watercolor crayons. I have been intimidated by a brush but I know I can color ok! I have been printing out my art journal pages but wanted to add some more dimension to them, this is a great find.

    • Julie Ann Shahin says:

      Yes!!! The watercolor crayons are perfect for adding just the right amount of dimension and giving that artistic flair. Tangie gives some tips in her video tutorial on them. xoxo

  • Natasha says:

    What a great idea, I want to do this! I keep saying I’m gonna start an art Journal, but I don’t know where to start, this is perfect!

  • Carolyn says:

    FABULOUS idea! Sounds like a lot of fun.

    • Julie Ann Shahin says:

      Absolutely. I did these in kind of a rush because of my busy schedule this week, I wish I could have taken more time just playing and playing and playing!!!!! xoxo


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