For me, art journaling is a natural form of creative expression. It’s also a way of documenting my life. I love to use various embellishments on my pages. When I first started creating, I would visit local scrapbook stores and buy up tons of manufactured embellishments, until I realized that the best ephemera to add to my pages is from the everyday...
An apparel tag
Fortune cookie fortunes are always a sure bet, along with postage from envelopes you receive.
A rail ticket
Part of makeup packaging
A torn bit from a sugar packet and a fruit sticker
A coffee cup wrapper
A wristband from a night out to see D.L. Hughley
A piece of packing tape
Dawn DeVries Sokol is the author of Doodle Sketchbook: Art Journaling for Boys; Doodle Diary: Art Journaling for Girls; and 1000 Artist Journal Pages. She is also an avid art journaler, teacher, and lettering illustrator, and has designed books for publishers all over the U.S. She discusses doodling and art journaling on her blog, www.dblogala.com, where she also teaches online workshops. Register for her next workshop, Doodling December, until Dec. 1.