DIY Art Journal Tutorial For Beginners – Step By Step Process

Here is (finally) the tutorial showing how I created the art journal as seen being used on my channel.
It is an altered book which means it is made from an existing book, in this case- the cover was used.
I hope this was helpful to those of you that have been asking about it, but if not please feel free to ask questions, I hope you’ll give it a go!

I know many of you may be put off by the binding, but If you are still struggling with it I have a seperate video tutorial here that may help you fill in the gaps, I promise once you try it it will start to make sense:

– Old hardcover book
– Paper of your choice (I used paper from an art pad)
– Scissors
– PVA glue + brush
– Paper trimmer OR ruler
– Thick paper or fabric
– Bone folder (not necessary)
– Paint, pencil, stencil, texture paste – all optional
– Needle (choose a large/thicker one with a wide eye)
– Awl
– Thread, cord, string or twine (I use waxed linen)
– Paperclips or bobby pins or bull dog clips etc
– Ruler and pen/pencil

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39 thoughts on “DIY Art Journal Tutorial For Beginners – Step By Step Process”

  1. This was a brilliant tutorial and steps so well explained I will try this shortly and thank you for sharing xx

  2. great tutorial,but what do u do if you want to put 3d items on your pages,   is there enough space between the pages on your books.many thanks.

  3. I love your videos! After watching them I always want to make a hand made journal on my own! Yours are always so beautiful! Thank you for sharing!

  4. Watching you create this art journal was like watching an artist, your so precise,neat I very much enjoyed your tutorial. Thanks☺☺

  5. that was so sweet of you to show alternatives for people who might not have the nifty tools to cut out window and such, and then actually cut it out like you didn't have one 🙂 It made me smile. <3 I just discovered your channel, and it's my favorite thing ever now! I recently read To All The Boys I've Loved Before by Jenny Han, and it made me take back my thinking scrap booking/journaling and being old were synonymous and inseparable – your videos on junk journaling (quite an unfitting name really! 😀 ) really brought that to life and never knew this could be so fun in reality! I recently spring cleaned my whole room, and didn't know what to do with all the childhood memories I have saved – now I do! I love you so much! You are such a sweet heart! Blessings for being the lovely you are! – Hannah Rose

  6. I've been watching diy journals for a long time and this one is the best one I have watched. Plus, now I feel like I'm ready to take a plunge and make a journal for myself. Wish me lucky.

  7. Thank you so much for this very thorough tutorial that was simple to follow and enjoyable to watch. ❤ 💘 ❤

  8. This is such a great insight to how to even begin. I have watched so many YouTube ideas and yours by far have me actually excited about what I want to do.

  9. Awesome ❣️ just what I have been looking for. I Recently discovered your channel and am now exploring it. You are easy to listen to with great instructions tfs 💕😊🇦🇺

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