Art Journaling with Pencils

with J Elizabeth Gyles Johnson



Art Journal or artist’s papers.   Mixed media paper or Vellum Bristol board are recommended. 

        (Elizabeth used Canson 9” x 12” Mixed media spiral bound pad)

8B graphite drawing pencil


Workable Fixative

small Paint brush

Sharpie Pen

Shape Template  (Elizabeth used a circle.  Use whatever you like!)

Colored Pencil blender   (Elizabeth used the Derwent Burnisher and the Lyra Splender Blender)

Wax paper

A variety of types of artist pencils. 

        There are no requirements.  Begin with what you have and add more as you have the desire.  For   

        her demonstration, Elizabeth used the following:

                Prismacolor Premier colored pencils

                Faber-Castell Polychromos colored pencils

                Caran d’Ache Pablo colored pencils

                Derwent Inktense

                Watercolor pencils

                Faber-Castell Pitt brush marker



Do you love the idea of keeping an art journal? 

But you long for a more simple, relaxing approach to the mixed media art journal look. 

And you don’t know where to begin. 

This workshop may be just right for you.. 

In this workshop, Elizabeth will introduce a variety of elements that can be used to design your own personalized art journal pages.  These techniques use artist’s pencils to create a layered and painterly look.   

Elizabeth will draw a journal page on camera showing the entire process.  With the completion of this workshop you will be ready to fill 






See description of backgrounds here.