All the best

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´ m again sharing a very CAS card that is part of my “stash busting” project. Well, this one really does not use THAT much of product, but I at least used some product that has been sitting in m studio, unused. See, this ArtFoamies stamp (I think it´ s by Julie – one of her first designs). And I just have been saving it for a special occation. Which actually is a shame, so about time to use it!

I applied Hero Arts Shadow Ink onto to doily stamp and pressed it onto the white paper. I love the soft, airy look it creates with the ink. Then just a few stickers from my old stash to go with the doily and a Klartext stamp for a sentiment.

Wishing you all a fabulous day, less stress and more joy. Today marks the start of the 4th lockdown here and I am not even going to begin with my thoughts and feelings on that. Instead I´ m wishing you a great beginning into your new week.

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Fear will get you nowhere! – STAMPlorations tutorial

Hello everyone, it´s my turn again today with an art journal spread created using several STAMPlorations stencils. Someone recently broke into our home which was a very unpleasant experience. I have been going thru various emotions since then and creating this art journal spread helped me to deal with those feelings. Here is what I created:

And this is how I created the spread:

1. I first applied yellow and light orange tones with a foam brush onto the journal sheets very randomly.
2. Next I added pink, magenta and orange acrylic paint tones thru various ARTplorations stencil over the first paint layer. After every layer I let the paint dry properly before moving over to the next one.

3. Next I took heavy body acrylic paint and applied that with a palette knife thru the stencils onto the page.

4. Finally I used a foam stamp with acrylic paint and stamped green leaf patterns onto the surface.

5. After that I added random black stamp images here and there for interest.

6. Then I drew the letters onto the background and started to paint the background around them blue. That makes the letters/the word stand out from the background.

7. When the background was dry, I outlined the letters with a white pen and punched circles from a leftover misted paper piece.

8. I adhered the punched half circles on the top and bottom of the pages for additional fun detail and dabbed some white acrylic paint thru a raindrop stencil here and there. Finally I added alpha stickers to build a full sentiment and added a date. I always add a date to an art journal sheet, as my pages always have something to do with my current feelings. It´s in a way something like an art diary for me.

I also recorded a start-to-finish video about my creating process for better insight. Hope you enjoy it!

Happy crafting,

Sanna

Supplies: 

ARTplorations – Droplets Mini

ARTplorations – Dragonfly Waltz

ARTplorations – Two Feathers

ARTplorations – Ethnic Organic Two

ARTplorations – Square City

ARTplorations – Ethnic Organic One

ARTplorations – Just Flow