The Universe Art Journal Page

Hi there lovelies and happy Monday! I grabbed my art journal again the other day and created a little in it. My OLW theme being self-care for this year, I decided to add a few theme related pages to the journal.

I´m sure you all know the situation, when the whole universe is practically screaming on your face to wake up, but you just cannot see it. You go on wondering why things are the way they are and struggling from one day to another and have no clue whatsoever why everything feels so hard.

And then suddenly it just hits you in the face. BAM! And just like that you realize it. Everything seems so ridiculously clear at once. It´s like someone took you by the shoulders and shook you really hard and suddenly there is enlightment. And then all you can do is just smile! A weight falls down your shoulders and it´s all so very clear.

And then you realize who the universe had been sending signals all the time, but you just were to busy to give them any thought. It was all so obvious, and you still could not see it – until now. That is what this journal page is about. I had this experience this weekend and now everything just seems so clear and light. It´s like a ton of weight was lifted from my shoulders. Boy, it was about time for this to happen. I could not have gone on much further without this happening! Thank you, universe, for slapping me in the face :). It was much needed!!!

I wish you all a fabulous day! A wonderful week and lots of creativity! Today is a good day 🙂 – enjoy it!
xxx, Sanna

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Art Journal Page – STAMPlorations

Hello there and happy Sunday! Today it´s again time for the STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge reveal for May. I created an art journal page for this months reveal.

Here is what I created:
And here are the steps:

I started with a yellow Distress Oxide background – applying the ink onto the page with a blending brush. Next I placed the RagRug stencil onto the page and applied orange Distress Ink tone on top of the yellow color thru the stencil.

I gradually moved towards darker colours and also changed the stencil in the process. For example, I created a frame with the Fairy Tale Forest stencil and green Distress Oxide tones. I wanted to leave a „white space“ into the middle of the page for the text. After that particular stencil I took the Dream Flower stencil and a coral Distress Oxide tone and brushed the ink next to the green frame  with the blending brush.

Finally, I again changed the stencil and took a purple Distress Oxide tone and applied it thru the Cornflower stencil along the sides of the page. Now my „frame“ was ready for some text I wanted to add to the page.
I first wrote the text using a black pen, then doodled a scalloped frame around it and colored it with a green Posca marker.

I had a great time creating this page – it was quite meditative, actually, to layer the stencils, the inks and the patterns overlappingly on top of each other. It´s almost like the sun is peeking thru the middle of the page framed by all those flowers and leaves.

Oh, and remember that you can get 20 % off your order by using following code upon checkout at the STAMPlorations store: STAMPGIRLSANNA. Enjoy!

So now is again your turn. Create a mixed media project using a stencil and submit it to the challenge. But before that, hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to get inspired by the artworks my design team colleagues created for this months reveal.

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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