Art journal · Gel printing · Mixed media

Mini Art Journal

[Challenge win: Top-5 at More Mixed Media challenge]

I’ve been working on and off on a mini journal that I made early this year. When I was not in the mood for a long(ish) art journaling session, but still wanted to make something, I’d whip out this mini journal, and quickly stamp, scribble, draw, or color a little spread.

Mini Art Journal | Anita

To make the mini journal, I first created gel prints on both sides of a drawing sheet. For the gel prints, I used stencils and acrylic paints. I stamped over this a bit. I then created a no-stitch, no-glue accordion journal by folding and partially cutting the page.

The journal is pretty tiny – it fits within a 6cm (~2.5″) square. My usual art journaling spreads are not too large anyway (they’re A5 or A6 spreads) but creating in this tiny space is always an opportunity to see things differently.

I used a mishmash of techniques in spreads over the year. Most spreads are centered around stamping, however, since it’s perfect for a quick art journaling session that doesn’t require much from me.

I absolutely adore this mini journal! ❀ Going over these spreads seems perfect for celebrating the end of this whammy of a year, and to remember how satisfying it felt to make something small while not feeling creatively up to working on bigger stuff. I think I’ll continue with mini journals next year too – they may be small but their impact on my mood is big! πŸ™‚


With this journal, I’m joining the following challenges –

613 Avenue Create Dec Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Vintage
613 Avenue Create Dec Challenge: Anything Goes w/Optional Twist: Vintage
Arty Divas - Challenge 32 - Anything Goes
Arty Divas – Challenge 32 – Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #130 - Anything Goes
A Bit More Time To Craft Challenge #130 – Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for December - Anything Goes
ABMTTC Extra Challenge for December – Anything Goes
More Mixed Media Challenge - Anything Goes w/ Optional White
More Mixed Media Challenge – Anything Goes w/ Optional White
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge - Celebrate!
Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge – Celebrate!

8 thoughts on “Mini Art Journal

  1. Your art is always enchanting and always beautiful! Wishing you and your loved ones a wonderful Christmas as you can possibly have. Merry Christmas!!!

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  2. WOW, what an awesome mini album, Love it..
    Thank you so much for joining in with us at 613 Avenue Create..hope you will play along again..

    Luv CHRISSYxx

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  3. I don’t know how I missed this super adorable mini journal… but I did 😦
    Totally understand why your mood increases every time you open these charming pages. Definitely, therapy is over rated πŸ™‚

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