Art journal page

Hello and happy Friday!!! Yay to weekend!!! I haven´t been sharing any art journal pages in a while here, so today I´m doing so. This one is in a big Dylusions journal and created using Dina Wakley paints and Scribble Sticks as well as her Collage Collective book.

I´ve first done a stencil pattern with leftover paint onto the background (using my Onions in Raws stencil). Next I used a huge brush to add the blue swirlish pattern to the page. Then I added some diluted magenta paint into the middle. After that I drew circles with Scribble Sticks in orange and green.

After that I grabbed a Viva Las VegaStamp and stamped the pattern with black ink. Then I added some asemic writing (thanks to Tina I figured out how to do that! It´s my first try, so bare with me…) to the page and topped everything off with fussy cut Collage Collective book bits.

That´s it! I like how this page turned out. Especially the fact that I now know how to do asemic writing. It still needs plenty of practise, but I kind like doing it, so it will be a plesure practising.

Happy weekend, lovelies!!!
xxx, Sanna

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Be you AJ page

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing a sneak into my art journal. I have been playing abit again, but still not quite feeling it. I had so much fun creating the previous months and now it´s like I am in the middle of a standstill. Oh well, here is today´s share anyways:

Making the paper out of which I cut the little circles was fun! I really felt inspired while making that. Maybe I should have just stopped there? However, I went on and did this page. Didn´t quite feel it and also had no clue where I was going with it. But I finished it anyways.

I had Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays and her Scribble Sticks and paints out. Also a stamp set by Tim Holtz. And some old alphas and Wycinanka chipboard for creating the title for the page. It was good to use up some older product.

So I finished this page, but I am still not feeling the mojo. Therefore, I think I just need to take a real break from my craft room for a few days. Reload my creative energies abit and then try again.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and lots of happy, crafty moments!
xxx, Sanna

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Random Roses

Hi there and happy Tuesday! For starters, my mojo has been off or a few days now and it´d killing me. I want to create, then I sit down and nothing comes to me, just nothing. And everything I try, just sucks. Like these roses!

So I scribbled some roses into my art journal in the hope that my mojo would get better. Well, it obviously didn´t – as you can see from the result. So I left my crafty area and went to my loom. Better results there. Well, it´s also very easy, as you don´t have to think much. Just make a row after another. I´ve got 1 meter rug done in 2 days.

And then there is this (pulling a face). It´s not good. It didn´t help me get motivated either. BUT I´m saving it as a reminder. Also I can, if I want, later paint over it. Or kannibalize it (like Dina says and does). So that´s today´s story.

Until I find am bit of a mojo, I´ll be by my loom, I quess :). Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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Rainbow of happiness AJ page

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share another face experiment from my art journal. This one is a little bit crazy, because of the smiley face and the strange darkish purple face.

See, I started the page with my brand new Dina Wakley gloss sprays and I just sprayed them directly into the page without gessoing it or anything. I just had gotten hold of them and was practically just spraying around to see what happens and how they react. I did lots of gorgeous colours like magenta, turquoise, yellow and purple from her spray line. Then I was like: „now what?“

Then I thought that as I had already gone crazy with rainbow colours, why stop there! So I simply drew a face on top. And not just any face – a smiley face! I am really bad at teeth..but who cares. Practise makes better, right?

So the teeth might not be perfect, but I really like her eyes (the iris!). They look so real. I am not going to lie, that was just a lucky accident that they turned out so nice. The rest is more or less crazy. LOL!

BUT, since I did all the colours of the rainbow, I added a fun rainbow quote to the page to finish it off. Et voilá! And because she looks all happy and is smiling, I just needed to add a flower into her hair!

Wishing you a fabulous week and lots of sunshine!
xxx, Sanna

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Well behaved woman – AJ page

Hello lovelies and happy Friday!!! Today I´m sharing the last page on this particular art journal. I created a page a day for this journal and it was so much fun. I got addicted to it and was already looking forward to creating every morning when I woke up.

This again is a face experiment. I have gotten better for sure, but not perfect. I notice a big difference between my first face and this one. Even though, this one for sure is not in proportion, the teeth still look very acward and she looks like she has been through wind somehow :)… But I´m not stopping here…so, the quantity of these drawings will eventually get me where I want to be, I think. At least that is what Dina says did the trick for her. Just create! Don´t dwell on the fact if it´s not perfect..

For the background here I used distress stains and a stencil design from my own stencil line at STAMPlorations (Tapestry). And for the drawing it´s again scribble sticks by Dina Wakley. Also I fussy cut her washi into hearts and outlined them to make them stand out from the background. For sentiment is Dyan Reaveley´s stamp set.

There are still a few pages in this journal that I haven´t shared here yet. Reason? Because I made those for STAMPlorations challenge reveals :). So stay tuned for those and then a flip-thru of this journal some time mid June I think.

Hope you are having a great day! My older son turns 20 today!! Twenty!!! Where has the time gone?!!! Soon he´ll be moving out and I´m very overwhelmed with everything, suddenly it all goes so fast and I just want to hold the time for just a second to grab a breath and get adjusted to all the things happening around me. Do you know the feeling? Now I know why they say that time flies… it sure does.

xxx, Sanna

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