Nautical Art Journaling Tutorial


Hello, G45ers!

  The sun is out and we are longing for the beach.  Even if you can’t get to the beach this weekend, why not bring the beach to you?   You can with this Nautical Art Journaling Tutorial by Graphic 45 Brand Ambassador, Janus Zate.  Watch Janus create this double page spread in the step by step video below and see how she highlights our Catch of the Day  paper collection, which we are happy to report recently came back in stock!


Nautical Art Journaling Tutorial

By Janus Zate

“Hello G45ers! It’s Janus and I’m here to share with you an art journal spread I created using Graphic 45’s Catch of the Day.


Nautical Art Journaling Tutorial by Janus Zate | Graphic 45


I am from a tropical country and this time of the year is usually our “Summer” season. We don’t have 4 season where I’m from, it’s just rainy season and dry season. But anyway, April is usually the hottest time of the year.


And since we can’t travel, I thought to create a spread to get the feel of the beach, the ocean and summer on paper instead.



I often do this especially when I want to create an introductory page, mood board or a dashboard onto my journals or if I simply want to do a brain dump of sorts.



Tip: If you have a journal that is sewn and more than 50 pages, it’s best to keep your dimensions to a minimum to avoid too much bulk and damaging the spine.



The process is very versatile and can be applied in various ways. You can even switch it up and instead of placing that girl as a focal point, you can use a cut up photo or even add a photo into the frame piece there at the centre, and turn this into a memory keeping project.


There’s a whole lot of ways you can work with this using the same technique.


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Other Materials:
  • Journal/Planner/Notebook

  • Old Book Pages

  • Clear Gesso & White Gesso

  • Blue Watercolor Paints

  • Stencil

  • All Purpose Glue/Hot Glue

  • Metallic Blue Cream Paste/Modeling Paste


Thank you for joining me today and I hope this inspires you to create something of your own.” ~Janus 

Happy Papercrafting!


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