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  • Katie Smith

A Spirit Art Journal Zine

Today I have another art journal zine to share, I love doing these! It’s fun to have a miniature art journal done in one theme. You can find the previous zines I’ve participated in here-Space, Sea, Bold, Vintage, Woodland.

The “Zine Squad” consists of 3 main members, Myself, Vanessa and Julia, and then we usually ask one other art journaler to join us on gifting a zine to someone.

This time we asked the wonderful and talented Sharon to participate in making a “Spirit” zine for our Get Messy friend Sarah.

I did the cover above. I used metallic acrylic paints by DecoArt to paint the sun sunbursts/medallions.

Left page by Vanessa (love that quote), right page by me,

For my first page, above, I started with a washi tape background, covering it in a light coat of gesso and then added a doodle and a good but of watercolors. I also added a small bit of aqua washi tape to Vanessa’s page on the left, because I’m sneaky like that.

Page spread above by me.

You know I can’t go long without adding either a galaxy or a moon to something, so on this page I painted the whole thing with black gesso and then painted on a moon. The quote is one I’ve seen on pinterest a few times and love.

Page on the left by Sharon (I think?) and right page by Me.

Sarah says her Spirit Animal is a donkey, so of course I had to draw one. I stared at a few donkeys on pinterest (my go to source of inspiration) and then started sketching. and I love watercolors, so obviously there is a watercolor background.

left page by Julia, right page by everyone.

I love collaborating on art journals like this! I highly encourage you guys to go visit their blogs and see the rest of the zine, because the rest of the pages are amazing!

  1. Julia

  2. Sharon

  3. Vanessa

What theme would you make for a zine? There are so many possibilities!

#artjournal #getmessy #zinesquad

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