55+ Free Art Journal Prompts

These free art journal prompts are a great way to stretch yourself creatively! I love all the ideas in this post; it made me want to grab my art journal and play! #artjournalprompts

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I love using free art journal prompts because they encourage me to create things in my journals that I normally wouldn’t make. Rather than painting or collaging the same old, same old, I get to play and imagine and try something completely new.

Personally, I use art journaling prompts in several different ways, so I thought I’d share several examples with you before you go and download this free printable!

How to Use Free Art Journal Prompts

First, if you have not started an art journal and want to learn how to start, here’s a post on how to start your first art journal. It is very simple and is a great way to alleviate stress.

I use my art journals as a place to test art supplies, try new techniques, and PLAY. Want a peek into some of my journals? They are a bit ECLECTIC, but that’s what creativity is all about, right?

Here’s a notepad-turned-into-art-journal where I drew out my gratitude lists. 🙂

What a great idea to illustrate or doodle your gratitude list! I love this so much. I'm going to start my own happy journal this year. Sounds like something I can actually do! :)

Lyrics in hair are everywhere in my art journals. 🙂 You should try it!

I love art journaling prompts to help jumpstart my creativity! And these are free!
When I got my set of INKredible inks, I was so overwhelmed by the vivid colors, I had to swatch them out. This is also a great way to break out of the what-should-I-create-on-this-page fog.

Free art journal prompts help when you have creativity block. :) They really help me too when I want to stretch myself creatively!

Grab a pen and draw directly into an old book. Wow, this was difficult for me! But it’s amazing what you can do with just a couple of colors. There’s an art journaling prompt for you: use two colors to show how you feel right now.

Use these free art journal prompts to jumpstart your creative process! I love using prompts in art journaling...they challenge me to create pages I wouldn't otherwise have made! Love this list so much. :) #artjournalprompts

I don’t bother with trying to make the spreads in my art journals “match.” This is my space to play and experiment. On the left of this page, I was thinking about what it means to be brave as an artist. On the right, I was inspired to make a summer flower fairy after picking wildflower bouquets with my daughter.

I love these art journaling ideas. They are great for beginners!

And it doesn’t matter if your pages are “dirty” or messy. Just draw or paint over them! Often those blops of paint offer great texture and bring interest to the page. And don’t forget, you can washi tape in extra pages into your art journal!

This free art journal prompts printable is great; I'm using it in my bullet journal this year! #artjournalgoals

When in doubt, draw rainbows! Ironically, I wasn’t even meaning to draw rainbows for this page. I was just drawing arches and watching my daughter draw in her art journal. When I finished, I realized how rainbow-esque they looked. Fun!

Use these free art journal prompts to jumpstart your creative process! I love using prompts in art journaling...they challenge me to create pages I wouldn't otherwise have made! Love this list so much. :) #artjournalprompts

This is a happy journal spread I taught for a virtual retreat. We drew happy memories from our past, and I drew some of the adventures I had with my sisters.

What a cute idea to draw your happy memories in an art journal! I love this! #artjournalprompts

Here’s a sweet little girl that may or may not be a cartoon version of my own kiddo. 😉

Download this free art journal prompt printable for 55+ prompts! So much fun!

And here’s one last snapshot of small art journals and happy journals I have kept over the years. That bag of tea is a pocket for treasures. 🙂

Oh my goodness, LOVE these happy journal ideas! Sooo cute! #happyjournalhappylife

Okay, I hope those pages inspired you to pull out your own art journal and get to creating!

Click here to download 55+ FREE art journal promptsUse these free art journal prompts to jumpstart your creative process! I love using prompts in art journaling...they challenge me to create pages I wouldn't otherwise have made! Love this list so much. :) #artjournalprompts

Have an amazing {and creative} day!

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