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learn some raw art journaling techniques
I love this process that I call 'raw art journaling'. It's about expressing yourself and creating an art journal spread but without the requirement that it has to be pretty. The focus instead is on being with yourself, your feelings and your art in the present moment.

Posted by Iris F. from London, United Kingdom • Published See Iris F.'s 7 projects »
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  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 1
    Step 1

    Cover your whole spread with craft paint, using white & one other colour.

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 2
    Step 2

    Add more colour with a brayer.

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 3
    Step 3

    Don't be afraid to use your fingers to apply paint (ensure that you're using non-toxic paint)

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 4
    Step 4

    Adhere scraps of collage material with gel medium.

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 5
    Step 5

    Sketch a simple face. I like to use a Stabilo All pencil and then activate the pencil lines with a water brush.

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 6
    Step 6

    Use oil pastels and roughly draw in the shading and highlights. It helps if your oil pastels are quite soft.

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 7
    Step 7

    Smudge the pastels with your fingers to create a smooth skin. Add more shading and highlights if needed.

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 8
    Step 8

    Add scribbles to the hair with an applicator bottle with black paint.

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 9
    Step 9

    Add scribbly writing with an applicator bottle. In this step I will usually express my thoughts freely.

  • How to make a mixed media. Raw Art Journaling Tutorial - Step 10
    Step 10

    Create drips with India ink, avoid the face.

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