Adventures in Digital Art Journaling!

Good morning! I am continuing to learn and play digitally with my art journal and am loving every moment. I plan to write up some tutorials for you guys showing you my process of altering my physical art journal pages using my iPad mini and several different apps.

I’m still slowly working through the Traci Bautista Digital eCourse, and have taken what I’ve learned there and expanded on it, laying multiple apps after learning (mostly by experimentation) what apps work best for the looks I am trying to achieve.

Here are a few of my latest creations. I am creating the backgrounds and some of the pages in my regular art journal, then taking a pic with my iPad mini, cropping, then opening in various apps. Enjoy!

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BEFORE: this was a digital sample background (with some altering by myself) provided by Traci for one of the exercises

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Going Digi in My Art Journal!

Good morning everyone! There are few things I love more than getting messy in my art journal; however, after spending a day with my super cool and techy sister in law (the Tech Chef) I was really inspired to learn more about digital art.

In order to teach myself how to incorporate some new techniques into my work, I signed up for Tracy Bautista’s Digital Canvas eCourse. So far I have played with both the Paper 53 and Noteshelf apps. I have to say there is a bit of a learning curve here for me, but so far I am loving mixing up some of my traditional art pages with digital elements. I feel like it’s the best of both worlds. I can still play in my art journal and make a big mess, then take a picture with my iPad and continue layering, adding color, and doodling while on the go.

Here is the first page I did in Noteshelf, using a prompt from the course:

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Here is a before page I did in my art journal:

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And here is the page after being digitally altered:

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Here is a gelli print piece of background I started in my art journal;

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And here is a completed page, finished in Noteshelf:

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I’m really looking forward to doing a lot more of this type of art!