Love Yourself First AJ page

Hello and happy Tuesday! today I´m sharing another art journal page from my recent journal with you. Lots of things have been happening in my life recently that have trown me out of the regular course of life and my go-to outlet on such times is my journal.

This is one of the results of those journaling sessions:

I love this page! So much!!! It´s something that started off a a gelli plate magazine transfer (underneath all those layers) and then turned into totally something else. I was experimenting with green paint, my gelli plate and a magazine.

In the beginning I kinda liked the result, but then I didn´t know what to do with it. It didn´t speak to me at all. So I started adding stenciling, paints, stamping and all kinds of stuff and then it suddenly turned out into this :). I added a spray inked magazine heart onto the page and then wanted it to have this dripping/bleeding look.

I added layers and layers of Liquitex Ink! in silver, gold and white and then created the „faux stitching“ with Posca pens and added the phrase into the middle of the heart – again using Posca pens. And I love the result!!!

This journey of preparing for another knee surgery has been rough on me. To know what´s ahead is taking it´s toll on me and I am trying so hard to find the positive things in all this, to grow stronger than my fears, to find my peace with the situation. And my art journal is a huge help at the moment!

When do you journal? I´d love to hear from you when you go to your journal – is it when you are feeling good or is it, when something is bothering you? I mainly do the latter, but also when I have a life-changing realisation of positive kind, I tend to document it in my journal in one way or another. But my sorrows usually end up in journals in some way.

That´s it for today, be sure to come over tomorrow when I will be sharing my first The Wild Hare Kits February project here on my blog (with a video). See you then!

Happy journaling!
xxx, Sanna

Abstract art journal spread – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies, it is again time for another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! This time I created an abstract art journal spread and made a little start-to-finish video to go with it!

Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert

Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert Abstract art journal spread - Sanna Lippert I´ve used plenty of green Distress Paint as a base. The reason is I was creating another project and poured way too much paint onto the painters tray..cannot waste good paint, can I? So I wiped the residue onto my art journal and some more onto spare papers. Could be that you will see lots of greenish creations popping up here on my blog in the future *giggles*.

I really liked how the paint looked on the art journal sheets so I continued from there and created an abstact art journal spread using lovely STAMPlorations products. Here is the start-to-finish video of the creating process:

I hope you will find some time to join this months Mixed Media Challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog?!!! It is a fun one as you can create pretty much anything, just remember NOT to make cards :).  Even the theme is free! More details and rules to play along over here!

 I hope you enjoy watching the video and get inspired to create something fun yourself!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna
Supplies:
ARTplorations – Bubbles Mini stencil
ARTplorations – Art splatters stencil
STAMPlorations clear stamp set – Create
Ranger Distress Paint – mowed lawn
Posca paint pens
Liquitex Ink! Titanium white
Irresistible black & white texture spray – Imagine Crafts