I love to talk about art journals and YES I do have favorites! I love to use art journals because they are idea books that are easily transportable and they come in a variety of sizes. I prefer ones that slip right into my travel bag so I can take them anywhere.
If you are looking for my favorites they are in my Shop (in stock journals ship right away!): https://tracyweinzapfelstudios.com/product-category/artjournals/
The first thing when selecting an art journal is the type of paper. I typically work in layers with wet media so I prefer Mixed Media and Watercolor paper. There are a number of journals out there and I say use what you are most comfortable with. Watercolor or mixed media paper will enable you to get that surface really wet without the paper buckling.
The Grumbacher journals I use also come in paper covers and hardcovers with “In & Out” pages that allow you to remove sheets form the pad for painting, reworking scanning and more! Upon completion you can simply return the sheets right back into the pad!
I also mix and match my journals! I am always changing sizes and playing with new ones. Remember your art journal is your safe space. You can share it or choose to keep pages private. Mine are a diary of my life! Happy Art Journaling!
Remember, I am open to your ideas and want to know what you would like to see from My Art Studio…leave me a comment and I will deep dive into more!