I don’t know about you, but I love finding new artists to follow on social media, whether it be YouTube, IG, or FB. So I thought I’d take a few minutes and put together a list of 10 of my favorite channels to watch for tutorials, tips, and general inspiration and entertainment. I find that looking at others art will help to get my creative juices flowing. Somehow, seeing other people making art gets my fingers itching to get back to the craft table.
This is not an exhaustive list by any stretch of the imagination, nor is it in any particular order. I struggled with which ones to put on here, and I could have easily made the list three times longer. But I thought these were the ones that might help someone who wants to get started and isn’t sure what to do.
I hope you find some new artists to follow and that your creativity is sparked as you watch! I picked a recent video from each person to give you an idea of what their channel might offer, but I do encourage you to click through and check out their videos and see what else they have.
I’d love to get feedback on the list, and if you have suggestions you think I should check out, please let me know in the comments!
This is one of the first on my list because the journals this lady makes are gorgeous, but I also find her easy to listen to, and highly entertaining. Most videos are of junk journals, but there are a few other crafty things in there as well. I highly recommend this one if you want to see beautiful things, get good information, and get inspired!
2. Linda Israel
Another artist who makes beautiful things! Her videos cover a wide variety of papercrafting and mixed media topics, from junk journals to mail art to snippet rolls. Another channel that has great information and tutorials, so if you are looking for fun projects and information with beautiful things to look at, check this one out.
3. Paper Pixie
This channel is mostly papercrafting projects like cards and similar items. There are some really cute projects, and she walks you through the steps to make it yourself. The instructions are easy to understand, which I always appreciate in a tutorial video!
Another papercrafter who covers a wide variety of items. She also runs an online store, so often the projects are tied to her products. She’s highly entertaining, easy to follow, and has some really great ideas!
This artist does all greeting cards with some pretty awesome puns and coloring. Her videos run the range from informational, haul videos, and tutorials. Definitely check out the channel, even if its just to giggle at the puns.
This channel is focused on junk journals and related videos. Some are flip through videos to beautiful journals, and some are tutorial videos teaching you tips and techniques. Worth looking through to see the journals and get some inspiration!
This is another card maker and papercrafter who has some really cute, easy projects that you can use for gifts and general crafting. I love her videos, as they are easy to follow and have some great ideas.
This channel has a wide variety of topics presented, but my favorite parts are the videos of demos from different stamping and papercrafting conferences and conventions. Its nice to see the industry reps (like Tim Holtz) demonstrating their line of products to show you some techniques for using them.
These videos are also dedicated to mainly junk journals and related techniques and tips, but there are also haul videos and mail art. Another place that’s great to go for inspiration and beautiful art, as well as tutorials.
Another beautiful channel that has many tutorials and tips related to junk journaling, with flip through videos of her beautiful journals. Another channel that is great for inspiration and getting the creativity flowing, as well as some really great tutorials.
What YouTube channels would you suggest that I’ve missed here? I’m always in the market for new channels and videos to watch!
And if you’re interested, I have a channel that’s still in its baby stages. I’m hoping to post more tutorials and tip videos, in addition to my flip throughs. You can visit my channel HERE.