Hello everyone and happy Friday! I´m stopping by today to share another art journal page with you guys. For this one I used one of my favorite techniques.
I first created a crazy, colorful background with various paints, spray inks and daubers. I basically added layers after layers and even added a neon dauber thru a stencil. When everything was dry, I just drew black flowers onto the page, doodled them to add more detail and then painted the „open“ areas in between with a grey Posca pen.
For finishing touches I added a qoute that says: „To plant a garden is to believe in tomorrow“. Love that quote!
The flowers, of course, are not real ones, just very imaginary. I cannot draw real flowers, I´m more the abstract, imaginative type of drawer :). But I love how this page turned out.
Wishing you a great weekend! Stay healthy and stay safe! xxx, Sanna
Hello everyone, it´s my turn again today to share another mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog! Are you ready for the weekend and some creative time? I am! I love creating pages for my art journal lately, so I am always very much looking forward to weekend and crafty time. Today I´d like to share another art journal page with a motivational quote with you. Here it is:
I played with my stencils again and this time, instead of using spray inks to create the background, I used Distress Paints. I love how they also react with water and create lovely blendings onto the background.
After creating the first layer, I went and added paint directly to the stencil, then pressed the stencil onto the page to make „letterpress“ patterns on top the first layer. Also I saved all the residue ink from the kraft sheet and the stencils by wiping and dabbing it onto a spare sheet of white cardstock. I always keep one around for paint residues like this. These random pieces can be added as bits or as a background to a future project.
Next I placed the stencil onto the page and dabbed some pink paint thru the flower stencil directly onto the page, creating flowers. I also started with the lightest tones of paint and gradually added darker shades to create more depth and contrast.
One of the stencil got used as a doodling guide to create the leaf patterns here and there. Then I just simply colored (very randomly) them with a darker green tone of paint and a water tank brush.
In the end I added several tones of spray inks as splatters onto the page and also drew some additional patterns with paint pens here and there.
Finally, all I needed to do, was to add the quote. I just first made sure the paint layers were all dry. Otherwise I´d ruin my pen with the wet paint. If you have tried to write on wet paint once or twice, you learn to be patient :-). I´ve again recorded a start-to-finish for you to watch! Hope you enjoy the video!
Hello there everyone and happy December!! Today it´s again time to share some STAMPlorations stencil love with you. For this months Stencil Sunday I´ve altered a notebook cover with lots of little bits and bobs and some of my new stencils.
I´ve first added orange acrylic paint thru the Evolution stencil onto the background. Next I used a piece of leftover patterned paper as a base for the 2018 glitter stickers. But before adhering them on their place, I first applied some white modeling paste thru the Flowers 2 stencil here and there.
When the paste was dry, I added some Trees 1 pasted images on top too. Next I added border stickers elements here and there (these are from older stash – good to get that used again here!!). then I just added random details, like liquid pearls, white gel pen circles and Glimmer Glaze droplets here and there.
In the end I outlined the patterend paper with a black gel pen and also added „faux stitching“ around the book cover edges with a white gel pen. The book cover was finished in no time. It is full of empty pages inside that just need to be filled with lots of ideas during the coming year. I don´t know about you, but I am eagerly waiting for the new year to start. This year had more downs than ups, so I am happy to say goodbye to it soon. And start filling this book with new ideas!!!