ArtJournalExpressLogoHappy Monday everyone! Welcome to another edition of Art Journal Express brought to you by Andrea from her personal blog The Art of Simple.

Art Journal Express is a weekly video tutorial series she created for her personal blog The Art of Simple. Each week on Monday she posts a video tutorial on how she created one of her art journal pages from start to finish. Because a typical art journal page takes between 20 minutes to an hour for her to create – which makes for a super long video to upload to You Tube, and for you to watch – the video clips are sped up, rather than having you watch what she’s doing in real time – hence the word “express” in Art Journal Express. However, what makes these video tutorials different from most of the “sped up” art journaling video tutorials out there is that Andrea narrated for you exactly what she’s doing and what she’s using – that way, even though you’re watching a “fast forward” version, you don’t miss a single detail.

The videos are hosted on a You Tube Channel that is separate from the Paper Crafter’s Library You Tube Channel, so if you don’t want to miss a single edition of Art Journal Express please subscribe to that You Tube Channel (you can do so from the video tutorial page from today’s post).

Normally for Andrea’s Art Journal Express videos she shows you how she created one of her art journal pages from start to finish.  Today she’s going to do something a little different.  She’s been getting a lot of questions from beginning and “thinking about beginning” art journalers about what kinds of supplies they need to get stared.  So, she decided to put together a video series talking about this.

This information has been broken up into a 4-part video series which she’s calling “Getting Started Art Journaling”.  In today’s video – which is Part 1 – she’s going to give you a brief overview of the basic tools and supplies you’re going to need in order to get started with art journaling.  In Part 2, she’ll be talking about the Basic Elements for Adding Texture to your art journal pages.  Part 3 will give you an overview of colour mediums and Part 4 will talk about the finishing touches for your art journal pages.

You can watch the Getting Started Art Journaling Part 1 – Basic Tools and Supplies video tutorial HERE.