Art Journal Page: I {heart} …

Want to see something different?!

Well, it has been some time now that I wanted to start an art journal. I love the process of playing with paints, spraying, gluing things down, shading, and making a big mess on my crafting table! ha!

I had the stamps, the acrylic paints, the glues, the gesso and everything else I really needed. So I got some new stencils, dylusions spray inks and some background stamps to get me started. And of course, I bought my first ever art journal.

And here is my moleskine sketchbook (5 x 8.25), as clean as it gets!

While making my first journal page I turned the camera on! So I can share the whole process with you in a super fast speed since it took me a while to finish. The theme is about cardmaking. Well, I just wanted the first page to be about that since I don’t want to betray my other hobby. Makes sense?!

And without any more talking here is my first project. And I so need to read your comments!!! Hope you’ll like it!!!

Here are a few close-ups

That map on the background was actually printed on a printer paper with my inkjet. I then had to tone it down and work on it with paints and everything to make it look like that.

Truth is I loved the whole process and the outcome. I just can’t wait to see my art journal full !

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel


Would you like to see more of my adventures in the art journaling world?!


  1. Judy said:

    I really love this entry in your art journal–thanks for the inspiration!!

    November 8, 2012
  2. SandiL said:

    WOW that is stunningly beautiful! I loved the video I would love to see more pages. I’ve watched it twice now and am totally in aww. Loving how you used the muli matte & gloss medium and the gesso. Always wanted to know what to do with gesso and this was fabulous. Thanks for sharing!

    November 9, 2012
  3. Kathie said:

    Oh my goodness, this is incredible! How long did it take you?

    November 9, 2012
    • vicky said:

      I was working on this for a weekend, but not at one sitting… if I add the time I’ve spend, thinking, arranging, waiting for glue to dry etc it must have been about 3 hours total.

      November 9, 2012
  4. nancyk said:

    Hi, my friend, I’m just now catching up with your blog after my vacation and I’m so impressed with your art journal style!! You have totally inspired me to revisit my art journal. Your first page is amazing, I love how you incorporated stamping and a printed map; I can’t wait to see more pages from you.

    November 11, 2012
  5. Helen said:

    That is amazing!!!!!!!! I love it!

    November 12, 2012
  6. Virginia Lu said:

    Aw… this is so FABULOUS and so YOU!! My DD S. also has her Moleskine journal, too! Maybe I should get one and decorate like you do!? HUGS!

    November 15, 2012
  7. I am TRULY blown away by this! OMG! I love it and I would love to see more videos of your following pages. What an incredible artist you are!

    November 22, 2012
  8. Vanessa said:

    Love it! Thanks for the video.

    February 14, 2013
  9. Angie said:

    Well I am totally inspired to start my first journal. I have the moleskin book, matte medium and gesso, various paints and pens and can’t wait to get stuck in and have some fun. Thank you for all the inspiration, I’m really looking forward to following all your pages so when I get stuck I can watch your videos for more ideas. I’m sure they won’t look as good as yours but looking forward to messing about with all the glue, paper, stamps, ink and paint.
    It will be something fun to do while they sort out the crisis here in Cyprus, bury my head in the craft room and try to forget the scary world outside.
    Thank you so much for sharing all your videos. The ‘high speed’ videos are such fun to watch.

    March 28, 2013
  10. Ann K said:

    You continue to BLOW ME AWAY with your pages – you are SO TALENTED! I look forward to ALL of your videos. Thanks for sharing your talent with those of us who only aspire to be a fraction of as good as you are!

    May 13, 2013
  11. Стокли said:

    I can’t believe I found your videos only now! You are my new fave art-journal-maker))
    I hope you make more of them.

    September 14, 2013
  12. Carolyn N. said:

    Love, love your ART journals, and watching the process of how you complete them! Can’t wait until you post more! Keep up the good work.

    November 2, 2013
  13. Billie said:

    Absolutely love your art journal pages

    December 1, 2013
  14. Jannina said:

    Hi! I have been watching almost all your YouTube videos and I love all your techniques and ideas. I am finally gonna try my hand at art journals. You have truly inspired me!

    January 4, 2014
  15. christine said:

    it’a amazing…absolutely fabulous…lots of thanks to share your wonderful art journal with us…

    January 30, 2014
  16. Lindalee Wares said:

    I love love love your style you have even inspired me to try card making which has never interested me before
    So thank you very much and I look forward to more of your journal

    February 14, 2014
  17. Suzy Ting said:

    hi, i wanna ask, what is the white thing you applied on it and make it shine? from the vdeo it looks like u applying a kind of glue paint. u used it for both sticking the map and making the surface shine. thank you so much. and by the way i love your art journal design so much!!! love it to the max! <3

    May 11, 2015
  18. Cee said:

    Hi! I must tell you that I’m so big big… Huge fan of your artwork! I love all of your art journal pages and I look several times a week if you have uploaded a new video to youtube. You truly are an artist! Keep up the good work!
    Love, Cee from Finland 🙂

    June 16, 2015
  19. Dawne Smith-Sliming said:

    After seeing so many of your newer art journal pages I have to say this doesn’t look like a first page to me. It’s wonderful! So many Vicky-elements are there . Your style is easily recognizable and it does inspire the rest of us to give it a try. I’ve learned a lot about art mediums from you. Thank you for all your posts and videos!

    January 11, 2016

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