Don´t force pieces – Art Journal page

Hello lovelies, time for another art journal page share! February was a month I created quite a few pages into my art journal. I just felt like creating a page every other day. And it felt good!!! Could be that all the things that happened to us/me in February made me create all those pages. Who knows…

I seem to create art journal pages to keep an emotional diary of some kind. Every page is combined to feelings I had been experiencing/going thru around that time. That is why I also always add a date to the page I create. And quotes, yes, they follow me around :). Again a very quote dominated page, that I created:

I didn´t use gesso on this page at all. I played with Glimmer Mists and used them like water colours and I love how this page turned out. It feels so me. The colours are very much me too. I think you could call this technique intuitive. I added colours, let them spread on their own and then added lines and patterns to emphasize the edges of various colours.

And I love this quote!!! Need to remind me over and over again that there are things we cannot force. Some things happen, others don´t, however hard we want them to happen. Such is life. What I don´t like, is my handwriting. I cannot seem to get it right, always looks a bit odd…but here, even the letters worked out great. Maybe the secret is to keep it simple. Maybe my handwriting is like this… I love brush lettering and calligraphy, but I would need to be patient and practice lots…which is not going to happen any day soon, so better be happy with what I got… *laughing*.

I think I am going to call my 2017 art journal the „Talking to myself“-book, as I always seem to end with some kind of wise words on color and media :-).

Wishing you all a lovely, creative day!!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists – yellow, brown, red, silver, green and blue
Pen – Staedtler
Texture spray – Imagine Crafts
Stamps – 7gypsies (retired)
Old book pages
White signo uni-ball pen

Fairytales Art Journal Sheet

Hi there, lovelies and happy Sunday! I´ve been trying to create in my art journal on more regular basis the past days. Just adding color, texture and quotes or sayings to a page. Nothing too complicated or too time consuming. And it feels good to just add a few lines, a few colors and a date. I find it really good to add a date to every page to tell  me when I did what. I think it will be also interesting to see how my pages develop from one date to another. Here is what I did yesterday (I´ve done a few before this, but sharing those later..):

I had a piece of blue paper with a speech bubble on it that said: „No one is too old for fairytales“. I felt I wanted to add that sentiment into my art journal. It´s slowly turning into an artful quote book. Almost every page has a quote or saying of some kind on it. I really like collecting quotes this way.

I´ve painted the background dark with acrylic paint, then let the paint dry REALLY well, before adding the hand drawn leaves, firefly´s and „flowers“. I´ve learned my lesson after destroying ton´s of black and white pens in the process of being totally impatient. The paint really needs it´s drying time and there is no way around it. After that you can doodle, journal and add details with pens and markers and it will work out. I did my doodling with a white gel pen (uni-ball), then added some colour with Posca pens.

It´s a fairytale forest of a kind, I guess. I´ll leave you with this page today. I created it with nothing special in mind, just had a fun playtime in my art journal and added another page with a date. I am hoping that I will develop during these daily (well, at least weekly) exersizes and that when I look back in a year or so, I will be happy I took the time. Will also be interesting to see what kind of themes come up :). Very relaxing, too, this kind of art time :). Have a great day!!!

Let´s stay creative,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
POSCA pens
Signo uni-ball white
Liquitex black acrylic paint
Paper with a quote

Smile – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hello lovelies, and just like that it is 2017!!! I hope you had a lovely, relaxing holiday season and are ready to kickstart another creative year!! Let´s beginn with an exersize that is easy to do 🙂 – a challenge! Here we go:

How about you create something fun in mixed media style and join our January challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog. Joining is easy, just make sure you create something mixed media using at least one stencil and place the above image with a correct link to your blog. PLUS make sure you are not submitting cards – those are the only ones not accepted.

Here is what I did as an inspiration for this months challenge reveal:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled art journal sheet

I started by applying turquoise Sennelier acrylic paint with an old credit card onto the art journal sheet. After that layer was dry, I added white acrylic paint droplets with a paint brush onto the blue surface. White that layer was drying, I took some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists out and misted on a white paper in yellow, light green, kiwi and red.
Sanna Lippert - stenciled art journal sheet

White the misted paper was drying, I took the Some Birds stencil and used it as a drawing guide with a black pen. I then had a bunch a birdies flying on my page. Next I colored them with a black pen.

Sanna Lippert - stenciled art journal sheet

After that I stamped some feathers with the Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set onto the misted paper and fussy cut those images. Then I stamped a sentiment that would suit my journal page and fussy cut that too. Now all I needed to do was to layer these pieces onto the page. I also added some white gel pen details onto the feathers and some glitter glue for interest. I outlined the page with a black pen and added the date. That way I´ll later know when I created this sheet. Here is the finished page.

Sanna Lippert - stenciled art journal sheet Now´s your turn – I hope you will join our fun mixed media challenge! Hop over here to see more inspiration from the team and to join in with us :)!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Some Birds stencil
STAMPlorations – Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set
Sennelier acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Kiwi, Sun Sisters, Tropical Pink
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Ink – Inchworm
White gel pen
Black pen
Star Dust – Stickles by Ranger

Song lyrics art journal sheet – STAMPlorations

Hello there, everyone! It´s time for a new month and a new challenge! Are you ready for December Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog? I hope you are :).

My take this month is an art journal sheet, inspired by lyrics. I really like to turn music on when creating and at the moment I am totally fascinated by Elle King. I love to listen to her songs when creating and while I was playing around in my art journal, a song came on that really moved me. So I decided to write the lyrics down on my page.

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

I first started with an orange and yellow paint on the background (brayered onto the surface). Then I added some green and hot pink paint and left the page to dry properly. Something I´ve learned the hard way after ruining MANY journaling pens… you need to let the paint dry. If it´s not dry, you WILL ruin the pen you write with. There are no excuses on this…none. So, I made sure every layer dried before going over to the next one. I left the page open on my craft table and went away (NOT easy for me, as I am very impatient…). Then, when the surface had dried, I drew two heart shapes onto the sheet and started adding the dark blue paint. And AGAIN left it to dry overnight!!! I am so proud of myself. It payed off! Next I took the light blue paint and added the droplets with a pencil – yes, I dipped a pencil onto the paint and then onto the page. Results in nice circles :).

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

After the little light blue circles had dried up, I added the raindrops with white paint by dabbing thru the stencil with a foam brush. Again some drying time was needed before adding the birdies. I used a foam brush, black paint and a stencil for the birds too.

Sanna Lippert - song lyrics art journal page

And then, finally, when the final layers were dry, I took my uni-ball white pen and wrote down the lyrics of one of the songs I had been listening to white creating. These have a special meaning to me  and I love Elle´s voice/sound!!

Now is your turn. Put on some music you love and start creating. And then submit to December´s challenge at STAMPlorations!! I´d love to see what you make. And remember to read the rules before joining in to make sure you are eligible for the prize :). See you there!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Some Birds
ARTplorations – Mini Droplets
Tattered Angels – High Impact paints
Sennelier Abstract innovative acrylic paints
Signo uni-ball white
Foam brush

Create something today… – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies! It is agan time for another Stencil Sunday with STAMPlorations! This Sunday´s project is an art journal sheet, a pretty dark one actually. But first, here are the details for this months challenge (just click the image to go to the page). Hope you´ll join in with us!!! There are prizes to be won too *winks*

And now some details on how I created my art journal sheet:

Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I first gessoed the art journal sheet with white gesso. Then I dabbed some Distress Paint directly to the brayer and applied it with the brayer onto the page. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Next I placed the Bold Florals ARTplorations stencil onto the page and applied modeling paste onto the sheet thru it. I slightly dried the surface with a heat gun, but only for a few seconds. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Then I took the Create STAMPlorations clear stamp set and pressed the word „ART“ into the slightly dry modeling paste flowers. It left a mark (almost impossible to see on this picture). Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

I left the paste to dry properly and when I came back to the piece, I didn´t really like the colors I had chosen. They were too soft for my mood that day 🙂 – so I changed them… Some black gesso on top of it all and then I let it to dry again. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

After the black gesso was all dried up, I took the Bundled Sage Distress Paint and dabbed some paint onto my finger. I then carefully wiped/dabbed the paint onto the stenciled, modeling paste flowers. This made them stand out more and if you look closely, you might even see the little words (ART) standing out from some flower petals. Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet

Finally I outlined the flowers with a white Posca pen, added pink, yellow and green details in betweenthe flowers and then took a white gel pen and doodled the branches (colored them in with dark green Posca pen) and added a hand written sentiment. I really, really like how this page turned out. I think I will need to try this technique out a few more times :).

Here is the finished page:Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheet Sanna Lippert, black gesso, stencil, paint pen art journal sheetNow is your turn! Join the mixed media challenge at the STAMPlorations blog (remember to follow the rules) and have fun creating!!!

xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencil: Bold Florals
STAMPlorations stamp: Create
Posca pens
Black Gesso
Modeling paste
Distress Paints
Brayer

Art journal page – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I recently went to Barcelona for a holiday and was fascinated by the city, the good food and of course Gaudi´s work. This art journal page has lots of color on it, like the tile bench in Parc Güell in Barcelona.  Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page My starting point for this journal page was a blank art journal page. I chose to use the Macarons die cut die set by Joset Designs as well as the Ribbons 1 set by Els van de Burgt Studio. To that I added some old book sheets and a page from the Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper set. Here is how I created the page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page1. Apply white gesso onto the art journal page. I added a relatively thick layer to create structure. Let the layer dry properly before moving to the next step.
2. Use the Ribbons 1 dies to cut „tree trunks“ from the Through the Lens – Wood paper.
3. Run the Macarons die cut set dies through a Big Shot and cut a sheet of old book paper with them.
4. Add lime, light blue and yellow spray ink to the gessoed background. Let dry.
5. Spray the Maracons book sheet pieces with orange, purple and yellow spray ink. Glue all pieces onto the background, starting with the „tree trunks“.
6. Add light and dark blue as well as black paint dots with a paint brush here and there for interest.
7. Next stamp with black waterproof stamp ink random patterns to the background.
8. Apply white and black texture spray splatters and drawn highlights with black and white pen.
9. Take a black pen and hand draw circles onto the paper. Paint the background (except the circle areas) with two layers of yellow paint. Let dry properly.
10. Die cut 2 sets of Alphabet 1 – Caps from black Soft Finish Cardstock.
11. Add some more stamping on top of the yellow paint. Adhere a die cut sentiment „never stop growing!“ onto the page.
12. Finally add some white texture spray details and date stamping.

Here is a video start-to-finish for you to watch for further detail:

And here are some detail shots of the finished page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageI hope you get inspired to try out some art journaling. It´s a great possibility to add bits and pieces and use up the stash you have – even the dies – in a totally different way.

Have fun!
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock
Alphabet 1 – Caps
Macarons
Ribbons 1
Through the Lens – Wood

Other:
Big Shot
White and black paint pens
Date stamp – office supply store
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Spray inks – Tattered Angels
Yellow acrylic paint – Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
Gesso – Liquitex

Flourish Art Journal Page

Hello lovelies! I totally forgot to share an art journal page with you that I created back in February!! I used different shades of red, pink, gold and black spray inks on the background with gesso, stencils, texture spray and paste. You can also find some random stamping and bits of washi tape in there too.

Sanna LippertWhen I had the first layer done, I painted random „leaves and petals“ with a black pen onto the page and then started applying the Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint on top. I know I could have used any regular acrylic paint too, but I like the consistency of the TA paint for this purpose. It only requires one layer, dries smooth and is fast drying. Sanna LippertAfter finishing covering the areas with the Jade Decor & DIY paint and after it had dried, I started painting and stamping stems and details to the leaves and petals with a black paint pen. Next up was a white paint pen for more details. I also drew small white leaves onto the stems and tiny flowers in between for the fun of it. Sanna LippertFinally I added some white paint driplets on top and finished the page off with yellow and golden texture spray splatters. A little sentiment „flourish“ is there to remind me to cherish and enjoy life every single day. This page is yet another nice addition to my 2016 art journal which is coming together very slowly, but there is at least some sort of development going on :).

Happy creating,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists
Tattered Angels Decor & DIY paint, Jade
Tattered Angels Simply Sheer spray inks
Tattered Angels Baseboard spray inks
Gesso
Texture spray
Stencils

Don´t let anyone.. – Scrap Around The World Challenge Blog

Time for another video, lovelies!! It was a great honour to be able to make a video for the Scrap Around The World blog! If you don´t know the blog yet, you definitely are missing out on something! They have fabulous challenges and tutorials over at their blog, so go and check them out here.

Thank you so much, Helen, for having me! I have prepared a little art journal page and a start-to-finish video for you. They are already online at SATW, but for the ones, who missed that, here is the video and the project I made. And now hop over to the SATW blog and join in on the challenges! 🙂

Hallo, ich hatte das Vergnügen für Scrap Around the World Challenge Blog ein Video zu drehen und hier ist das Resultat. Ich hoffe, es gefällt euch!!

Hei, minulla oli ilo ja kunnia tehdä Scrap Around The World blogiin video ja tässä on lopputulos. Toivottavasti tykkäätte!

Hope you enjoy watching the video! See you soon again,
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
TEM010 stripes TES-191 feathers 3 TES-188 harlequin in love TEM001 flowers TEM003 little stars

My favorite projects – 2013

Now this year truly has been very special! I have been a part of many amazing teams and projects and got to know lots of lovely people thru this hobby. I have learned so much during this year, my skills and style have developed enourmously and it just has been an amazing ride. I have created 127 cards and 105 layouts during this year. In addition to that there are a few minibooks, tags, canvases and other projects, too. Oh, and 30 video tutorials. So if I sum all that together I end up with ca. 270 projects this year. That means I made almost a project a day during this year.

Here is a selection of my favorite projects from 2013.

1. Layouts:

2. Cards:

3. Other projects:

Hei, tässä kokoelma minun lempiprojektejani vuodelta 2013.
Hallo, dies sind meine Lieblingsprojekte aus dem Jahr 2013.

Happy scrapping,
xoxo, Sanna