with Vicky Papaioannou
Online Class

Simply Stunning Art Journals

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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!


  • intermediate
  • 6 episodes
  • 1h44m

Included in this Class

1. Conquer the Blank Page

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

2. Backgrounds

Learn how to use a variety of mediums to build up your backgrounds, from tissue paper and gesso wash to patterned paper and acrylics. Vicky will explain how to choose materials to create the perfect foundation for your art journal page, using supplies you already have in your stash.

3. Adding Interest

3. Adding Interest

The first layer of color and texture is done but you'll see how a few subtle touches can add beautiful dimension and interest to your page. In this lesson, Vicky will share how to use stamps, stencils, ink and paste to take your pages to a gorgeous new level.

Recommended with this class

  • Faber Castell gesso
  • Cork sheet
  • Thin jewelry wire
  • Wire cutters