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Simply Stunning Art Journals

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Create art journals that express your creativity and inspire your inner artist. Learn how to turn your blank pages into beautifully executed designs.

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What You Get

  • 6 Streaming HD video lessons with anytime, anywhere access
  • Class materials
  • Hours of close-up instruction
  • Answers to student questions from instructor Vicky Papaioannou
  • Closed captioning available (web only)

How it works

  • Once you purchase, find your class in your class library.
  • Watch on any device anytime.
  • Find downloadable class resources in the class viewer.

Class Overview

Wondering how to make those inspirational art journal ideas into eye-catching designs? Let professional art journal blogger and instructor Vicky Papaioannou be your guide as you begin learning about the tools and mediums used to make gorgeous designs. Discover how to build textured backgrounds with gesso wash, patterned paper and acrylics before adding layers of depth with stamps, inks, pastes and stencils. Vicky helps you add complexity to your work with original drawings, pre-made designs and perfectly placed focal points. Want your journal pages to be cohesive and complement one another? Learn Vicky's secrets for shading, highlighting and adding striking dimension that unites each image. Plus, she shares her favorite techniques for creating an inspirational quote that pops off the page!

Lesson Breakdown

1. Conquer the Blank Page
Meet your instructor, Vicky Papaioannou, and begin to conquer the blank page! You'll start by laying down the base of your art journal and learning about the different mediums and tools you can use. Then, Vicky will share her step-by-step process for translating inspiration onto the page.
2. Backgrounds
3. Adding Interest
4. Focals
5. Shading & Highlighting
6. Finishing Touches

Recommended with this class

  • Faber Castell gesso
  • Cork sheet
  • Thin jewelry wire

Taught by

Vicky Papaioannou
Vicky Papaioannou
Vicky Papaioannou is a popular art journal blogger and independent designer from Thessaloniki, Greece. Before following her passion for painting and crafting, she was a high school computer teacher. Now, she travels around the world teaching art journal and design workshops, and works as an independent designer for many craft companies.

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