My friend Bren mentioned Traci Bautista and her journaling. Traci's book "Collage Unleashed" was one of the first art journaling books I purchased in 2007. I have always loved the look of her journaling, it has this messy, colorful, graffiti look to it. I love how Traci incorporates color, image, words, and mark making. I like the free handwork mixed with the use of the more perfect look of stencils.
So I decided to play a bit.
I like the results.
What I love about art journaling is incorporating a new thing one learns with what is already known. The pages then become not a copy of someone else's work, but your own. They may have a bit of the same feel, but they can never be truly duplicated because we each have our own "art print" just like fingerprints.
Traci is also offering daily journal prompts on her blog and her blog is just pure fun to look at.