Journaling with Paint

I thought I’d share another step-by-step journal page with you. Hands on painting (literally) got me going for this ladder themed image. I hope the ideas presented here will inspire you to get messy and to try a new approach in your own journal.

Completed Journal Page

First I poured some silver craft paint directly onto the page and moved it around with my fingers.
Then added black paint with the same method
Next I poured a thin line of white craft paint at the top of the page.
I used a textured rubber stamp to drag the wet paint down the page.
The texture process was repeated in other areas of the page. Then I used a brush to add shapes on top of the surface.
Some of the shapes were filled in and a few details were added with brush strokes.
After letting the paint dry, rubber stamps in ink were used.
More stamping...
Finally I used a metallic marker to bring out the details in some of the stamped images.


  1. ChristineB
    October 27, 2010

    I love the spontaneity of this. I am on my way down to my studio as I speak!!

    1. Jeniffer
      October 27, 2010

      I’m so excited to have inspired you! I’d love to see what you came up with!

  2. Doris
    October 29, 2010

    I really like this idea…now I just have to find that basket of craft paints! I’ve been working with just my colored pencils lately and I’m getting pretty bored with that. This looks like a good way to mix it up…literally.

    1. Jeniffer
      November 3, 2010

      Go ahead and mix it up!!! There are so many ways to journal there is no sense in getting bored with one material : ) Hope it proves to be lots of fun for you.

  3. Crystal
    February 20, 2011

    I like the dragging the stamp down the paint. I have to try that.


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