Art Journals

Product: Composition Books

Dimensions: 7.5″ X 9″

Price: $0.50-$1

Best Place to Buy: Walmart

These were the first things I ever used for journaling. And I adored them. They are simple and to the point. I used to write, draw and glue all kinds of things inside of them. And if you Mod Podge several pages together, you can probably paint on them as well.

While you can buy these on Amazon, the best place to buy them is Walmart, especially during back to school sales. You can get them as low as fifty cents. If you are opposed to Walmart, you can try the Dollar Tree and get them for a dollar each. Amazon charges a lot more. Last time I looked, it was about $9 for a four pack on there.

Product: Visual Journal

Dimensions: 5.5″ X 8″

Price: $6

Best Place to Buy: Amazon

I do not have this journal personally but I have seen someone with it. And if you really like watercolor painting, you should try it. It’s small and filled with cold press paper for your art journaling. Watercolor is smooth, pretty and goes on pretty quickly. So, if you are really into trying an art journal but want it to be quick and easy, I think this is a good book to start with.

Product: 365 Days of Art

Dimensions: 6.6″ X 8″

Price: $15

Best Place to Buy: Amazon

I saw this art journal during a search on Amazon and thought it looked charming and perfect for anyone who wanted a little extra nudge with their art journaling. I am perfectly fine filling up blank pages but other people enjoy prompts and ideas to get them going – especially if they are new to it. You can take a peek inside on Amazon to see if it’s something that appeals to you. Or even to someone you know!

Product: Wreck this Journal

Dimensions: 5.5″ X 8.2″

Price: $9

Best Place to Buy: Amazon

My daughters came home wanting this art journal because a friend at school had it. As you might know by now, I am fully supporting of the arts, especially with technology running rampant these days. This books is fun for all ages and has a lot of prompts on each page. Some are silly, like “glue dead bugs here”. My daughter said she was NOT doing that one. 😀

The only thing I don’t like about this book is that is has a few instructions like crack the spine, throw the book off some place high, tie a string around it and swing it wildly around hitting it on things. I think books are special and you should always take care of them, not damage them on purpose. So, my girls don’t do those prompts either.