The Art of the Magazine


   We don’t know where and when the ripples of inspiration come ashore. But they do travel!  

      -Andrea Eneuzhage

 But it’s expensive to Art Journal…

Yes, it CAN be. But if you know where to look for the “bulk” of your pages…it can not only be quite inexpensive but so much more FUN! For me finding my photos, words and other treasures to create my journal pages is all part of the experience.

In this post I will be sharing some of my favorite places to find stuff for my pages along with ways I used them in my journals. Look for many more posts on this subject in the weeks to come.

Ok, Leslie…where do you find your stuff?!

I find inspiration in EVERYTHING…but especially in books and magazines.


Some of my favorites are Athleta, Bella Grace, Soft Surroundings, Stampington Publications, Vogue and O Magazine. Along with images I find words, quotes and nature elements that motivate me to create what’s in my Heart.

Here is an example page using an image I found in Athleta. These catalogs are totally FREE by the way.


Most of the journaling was created on my computer…Journey is from a magazine…happy and the phrase above that are from Brave Girl Melody Ross.

These are just a few girls I have cut out of magazines.

bhggSometimes I use the entire page the girl is on..other times I cut her out…like the one below.

cvbdoAlong with the girl “What are you waiting for?”, the Heart and Rise are from magazines. The butterfly is from Brave Girl’s Club and the phrases are from my computer. The white roses are from the BEST resource I have found for flowers…this book…

bh0olI found TWO of these on Amazon for $1.99 EACH!! Hundreds of GORGEOUS, full-color rose images!! Here is the link.  If you use flowers in your journals….THIS IS A MUST!

This is a tip-in (something we will be putting in our journals this year!). Those pink roses  are from this book.


If you are on a tight budget you can send off for FREE flower magazines. The tulips below are from a Breck Bulb catalog. Click here for a FREE catalog!!

cvbb Be sure and check back for MORE ideas on using magazines and other found images as well as how I use them in my art journals over the next few months.

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About bravegirlartI am a creative Soul. I love God, my family and try to always see the best in my life. I am passionate about encouraging, uplifting and inspiring others to create art. I teach Faith Journaling Workshops and am the leader of an Art as Prayer group at my church. I love sharing my Story and encourage others to share theirs.

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