art journal music

Are you ready for another art journal layout? Today I made a project about music!

art journal music

Along with my coffee cups this goes to my list of top favorite layouts I’ve ever done.

art journal music

To create this layout I used mainly distress paint and added some shading with my big brush markers.

art journal music

For my background some tissue wrap did the trick and adding embossing paste with stencils really brought that background to life.

art journal music

One of my favorite elements on this layout is the guitar and the piano borders. And can you see the guitar strings are actually thread and dimensional?

You can enjoy a step-by-step video below or at my YouTube channel here.

Supplies: (click images for more details)

Thank you all for joining me today, I hope I inspired you!


  1. ohhhhhh! Es una preciosidad! Soy española y me encanta que hayas usado nuestra guitarra para representar la música! muchas gracias por tus vídeos me encantan, muchos besos

  2. I love your layout today. It is awesome!! I can not believe you made that guitar by hand!! It looks so real and lifelike!!!!

  3. So lovely!! I can see why it is one of your favorites. And it is such a pleasure to watch and hear you create. Thank you for sharing your talents.

  4. Love your art! Love that it’s not too busy. Beautiful colors, great composition – the whole is so, so appealing to me. Great videos.
    You are GREAT!

  5. Και για μένα, αυτή σου η σελίδα είναι από τις αγαπημένες μου!

  6. I love love love this layout. I think it beat the tea cups as my favorite. Since my daughter loves music an so do I i think I will have to attempt this page. Thanks for sharing I always love your adorable layouts.

  7. Oh, my goodness, Vicky! This page is soooo amazing! The piano keys was such a brilliant idea and your guitar is so realistic looking! Awesome layout! ♥♥♥

  8. OMG Vicky you have totally blown me away with your journal lay out OMG how in the heck do you come up with such an outstanding idea….I truly have creative envy….your pages are outstanding to say the least…you’ve totally outdone yourself to say the least…I’m totally awestruck for sure. Your talents are abounding. how can I sum this up in a word? well how’s this WOW!! YOU so ROCK!!

  9. Brilliant, this one bumped “coffee cups” to 2nd place for me.
    I have been intrigued by your art journaling and watch your posts over and over just for the pleasure of watching you create.
    This piece has pushed me over the edge to order all the supplies and try my hand at this.
    Wish me luck?
    Thank you for sharing your art Vicky.

  10. Can you post an art journal EVERY day!! 🙂 I’m joking, but, wow, I love waking up and seeing one of your pages! Absolutely stunning! Love the piano keys at the bottom. I couldn’t chose a favorite because I LOVE them ALL!!

  11. Fabulous! I couldn’t even say which of your journal layouts is my favorite, they are all so wonderful. I’m so glad to see you can be a messy crafter too. Some people are afraid of getting their hands messy, not me and obviously not you wither. Thanks for another wonderful video!

  12. What a lovely surprise to wake up to a new page from you Vicki. I have now watched all your videos and they are all fabulous. You certainly have inspired me to try art journaling and my grandchildren have started journals too. I love your style and how you explain everything. Thank you so much for sharing your work with us. My favourite page is the books – the first one I saw and how I found you.

  13. Great layout!!I love all of your projects,but my favorite is the Dream far!Both art journal and the card.Thanks for the sweet inspiration.You are lovely!

  14. OMG – I don’t know how you get so inspired all the time – your layouts are beyond OUTSTANDING!!!! Love the piano keys – it ties the whole theme together. LOVE IT!

  15. I’ve been enjoying your videos for a couple of months now. You do such beautiful work! I don’t know where you come up with all of your ideas. I’m just getting into art journaling and can’t decide for my first big purchase if I should buy a set of copic markers or big brush pens. Any thoughts on which would be better for getting started? Thanks for all of your inspiration!

  16. Okay, so I decided to take your ideas and make a page with a sewing theme. I used different supplies, as I don’t have everything that you have…yet. 😉 Since it’s literally my third attempt at art journaling, I’m pleased with the results. I feel like I still want to add more, but I’m taking a break from it. Thanks for the inspiration! You make beautiful pages and cards!

  17. i love your art journal. i’ve seen all the videos. i’ve never use pitt pens or big brush. it seem’s fantastic to add shadows. what are the main differences between gelatos and pitt pens (brush)?
    thanks for sharing your pages

  18. I have made several of your journal pages and am now on book two. I have been inspired to even create several of my own journal pages, thanks to the creative use of materials you have shared with us. I will soon retire and look forward to many hours in my art room, mastering the techniques you have taught. Thank you for sharing your talent with the world.

  19. Vicky,
    I know this is an older post, but since I’ve watched this tutorial video on YouTube more than a dozen times, I wanted to visit your blog and comment.
    I appreciate your tutorials so much. This is my favorite of yours, and watching (or just listening to you!) always makes me feel inspired. I don’t ever use these kinds of tutorial videos as a “step-by-step make this exact page,” but rather as idea generators, reminders about supplies I may have tucked away and forgetten/ education on new ways to use the supplies I have, and sometimes I listen as I create just so I can feel as though I’m not alone when little “oppsies” like not putting a paint bottle lid back on just right can happen to everyone (and it’s no reason to get upset).
    Funny enough, even when reading your blog, I hear your delightful accent in the words.
    You bring so much joy to others, and you may never know how you touch lives… thank you again for sharing so freely. -Tonya

    1. thank you so much for your sweet comment! Your comment really touched me and I so appreciate that you took the time to write such kind words 🙂

      1. Thank you for always giving so freely your wisdom, and taking time to share it! For those of us who are lacking in the “creativity” department, you are a beautiful blessing (literally and figuratively!).
        Thank you for taking time to reply. : )

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