Today it’s all about DIY disc bound art journal. They are easy to make and you can customize them based on what you like. Pick the paper, the size and even the disc color!
In the video I discuss the advantages of this system as I demonstrate how I made my own 8×8 disc bound art journal. To punch the holes I used the Happy Planner Punch ( SBC ) . It has 8 hole punches and you can punch up to #140 lb paper (300 g/m2) if you punch one sheet at a time. I also share a tip in the video, on how you can use washi tape so that all your punched pages align perfectly.
In terms of paper you can use any type you like! In the video I work with #140 watercolor paper but you can use Ranger Mixed Media Heavystock ( SBC | SSS | JGG ), yupo, glossy paper, anything you can punch really! The sky is the limit with this system. You can even add pages in different shapes and sizes to add visual interest to your art journal.
Disc Bound Art Journal advantages
The disc bound art journal gives you lots of freedom when you are a beginner. No pressure on what to do if you don’t like the page… just don’t put it back in the discs. It also gives you the opportunity to use lots of techniques without the fear that the sprays may go all over the other pages, the paints may bleed or the water may warp your book ! You can go wild here plus it’s easy to use your gelli plate. Oh and you can be more dimensional with your art!
Also the books are expandable with this system, if it gets too bulky use bigger rings. Or split the pages to more disc bound art journals!
You can watch the video below or at my YouTube channel.
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