Keep taking chances Art Journal page

Hello and happy Sunday!!! Today I´m stopping by to share another art journal page with you. I´ve used some of my stencil designs on this one. I wonder if you can guess which ones?

I´m again working in my Ranger Inc. art journal that has various types of pages in it. I love these kraft pages! It´s so much fun creating on them. For this page I´ve used Dina Wakley Media paints, washi, scribble sticks and her stamps. Oh, and fussy cut bits from her Collage Collective book.

Now can you see what stencils I used? It´s the Amaranth and the Art Flowers 2 stencil, both used for „negative print making“ with acrylic paints. I´ve only used parts and I love the images they create! Definitely going to do this more often!! Other than that, it Scribble Sticks, Dina´s paints added in various ways and some older neon spray inks.

January feels like it´s going to be mainly art journaling and mixed media related :). BUT if you come here tomorrow, you might be in for a scrapbook layout :).

Just a little heads up, if you are interested in my stencil designs at STAMPlorations – here is a discount code for you at their store:

Hope your weekend was nice! Wishing you a good start into the new week!
xxx, Sanna

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A set of DWM tags

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m stopping by with another tag share. These, again are created with plenty of Dina Wakley Media product. I am so enjoying this at the moment!

These are again done using plenty of gloss sprays, but also Dina´s heavy body paints as well as her collage collective book, her washi and tissue paper. The stencils on the right tag are all by The Crafter´s Workshop and the little words are handmade by my friend Lizzy. I adore them!

This background is pressed on splots of gloss sprays. Repeatedly. After the spray was dry, I attached the tissue paper image with gel medium and colored the face with Distress Crayons by Tim Holtz. The word is by my friend Lizzy and the red circle is from Dina´s collage collective book.

For this tag I was simply dabbing residue paint thru a stencil. Both paints by Dina. Then I sprayed the gorgeous lemon gloss spray on top. Let that layer dry and added the fussy cut circles from Dina´s collage collective book. Then some washi, the handmade word and some journaling.

I really like how these tags turned out. I might keep them as they are and even frame them OR I´ll add them to a journal page later. Time will tell.

I´m hoping the next weeks will be better, weather wise, because I am on vacation. Ha! So funny, doing a vacation without going anywhere special. Well, strange times require unusual measures. So no vacay.. I didn´t have one last summer due to my first knee surgery and now the second knee and covid19. I sure hope next year will be better (fingers crossed). I so, so, so miss the sand and the sea. What about you? Any plans?

Wishing you a nice day and weekend!!
xxx, Sanna

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Be yourself AJ page

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing another art journal page that I created very quickly after work, just to get my „batteries reloaded“ after a long workday. It´s been a crazy few days and weeks, so I needed this time so much!

This face, she, emerged from random play. I didn´t plan on doing a face at first, but then somehow all the colour on the background reminded me of face paintings of the indigenous people we saw, when we visited the Amazonas a few years ago. So I went with the feeling and this is how she turned out.

And it´s also a reminder to be true to yourself, just to be you and not to try be someone else, because it will not work out trying to be someone else. I again did some prints with one of my stencils on the background using Dina Wakley paints and then I drew on that. The washi is also by Dina and I´ve used her Scribble Sticks to make the orange background too.

So what are your plans for this weekend? Are you going to craft a little? I sure hope I can find some time for that this weekend!! And hopefully the weather will be sunny – it´s been raining and cold and grey. Where has summer gone? I need some vitamine sun…

Happy weekend!
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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Nasty look AJ page

Hello lovelies! Today I´m stopping by to share another art journal page with you. For this one I´ve used plenty of stencils, because I love them :).

I started by pressing the Peacock feathers stencil (painted with green Distress paint) onto the page twice. That created the lovely negative image of my stencil design pattern. Next I grabbed the Molecules stencil and applied some blue Distress Paint thru it directly onto the background. I was not very specific about getting a perfect pattern. I was just playing.

Then I let the background dry and applied yellow spray ink and the washi tapes. I also misted one Dina Wakley tissue paper red and adhered that onto place with matte medium. Then I added some more stenciling (red leaves pattern) again using a Distress Paint. For finishing touches I grabbed a gelli printed piece where I had added a residue green tinted paint thru a stencil onto and fussy cut 2 little circles. I inked around the edges and adhered them on place.

To finish off the page I stamped a Dyan Reaveley sentiment onto an old book paper, fussy cut that and adhered it on place. And then just added a few droplets of red and black ink.

I really like how this turned out! And creating it was so much fun!!
Hope your day is a good one,
xxx, Sanna

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