Make Your Own Art Journal Banner

Make your own art journal bannersArt journaling is a forever passion in my life. Today we're teaming up with Canon USA to share a simple, but fully customizable way, to make art journal pages that hang on your walls at home! 

Old photos are my favorite photos. I feel lucky to have a big collection of old family photos, and I am always looking for fresh ways to display them in our home. Here's how I made these art journal inspired banners without damaging any original photos.Make your own art journal banners Make your own art journal banners Since these photos are pretty special to me, I knew I didn't want to use the original copies for the project. Plus, I wanted them all in black and white to match. So we used our MG7120 to scan the photos. And the Canon PIXMA Printing Solutions app let me choose to bring in the photos in black and white, regardless of whether they were in color. Then I blew them up just using Preview on my Mac and printed them on semi-gloss photo paper.

To create your own art journal banner, stitch the top of a piece of canvas paper to create a loop. Adhere a printed photo to the canvas and cut a triangle shape out of the bottom of the canvas to create a banner shape. The rest is easy (and SO fun!). Add paint, sequins, stitching, handwriting, drawings and anything that makes you smile. 😀Make your own art journal banners   Last, put sticks through the loops and tie string to both ends. Your banners are complete! 

Make your own art journal banners    Make your own art journal banners    Fun, right? 

Now it's your turn! Dig out your favorite old photos and give them a fresh new life. xo. Elsie 

Credits//Author and Photography: Elsie Larson, Video and Music: Jeremy Larson.

  • Art journaling is a lot of fun, and the end result is always one of a kind. Great post Elise, I will be talking to my wife about doing this soon!

  • You always have the best ideas to display pictures! Love it!

  • I just love coming up with new ways to print & scrap! Thanks for the inspiration….try my typography tree tutorial too!

  • This is a terrific idea – I’ve got so many photos stashed in drawers and on the computer. will be giving this a go this weekend!

  • I love this! I have a ton of old photos that I half don’t know what to do with because I don’t want to damage them all. I love how clear the scanned pictures turned out!!


  • these are too cute!! love the colors you chose!


  • great video! It makes it look so easy and fun

  • sO RETRO!

  • I love art journaling as well! These banners are very cute.

  • Oh, inspiring fun creative post, just what Mookie likes ! * U *
    Thank you for your post !


    Mookie Cat
    Street Style from a Fashion Cat’s Point of View

  • Love this idea an that printer is cute! I do miss your videos and totally think you should post more of them!

  • Such creative expression! Love the video and music. You all are such a different level of legit, I’m not even sure there’s a term for it. -Celeste

  • what a cute little video!!! awesome project, too! i think it would be great for a kid project. thanks 🙂

  • Fun!! I love the gold sequins. I also love how you drew on them with markers. So cool!


  • I love this idea, especially for a kid’s room!! What a fun way to incorporate family photos.

  • These are so fun! What a cute idea. Love the photos with all the art supplies spread around, looks like so much fun!

  • I have a big, blank wall in my living room and this would be perfect! I’d have covered long ago but didn’t want to put so much money into frames. Such a cute idea!

  • Could you do a post about what you consider art journaling? I think of something completely different when I hear the term.

  • This is the cutest! Thanks for sharing 😀


  • Cute video!! I’d love to see more video tutorials like this one: short and sweet. By the way, what song is that? And where can I listen to the full version? Or was it made just for the video? Thanks, y’all! xx

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