STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge reveal – June

Hello everyone and Happy Sunday!! Today it´s time to share the June STAMPlorations Mixed Media challenge with you. Like always you are asked to create a mixed media project (cards also allowed), that features at least one stencil.

And this is what I made for this challenge reveal: a set of Art themed artist trading cards.

I started by cutting a piece of residue ink colored (from a former project) piece of watercolor paper into the right ATC size. Then I applied three tones of Distress Ink thru the Rag Rug stencil onto the surface very randomly.

After that I took the Blooming Buds clear stamp set and stamped flowers and leaves also very randomly onto the background using grey stamp ink by Nuvo.

For my next step I again took some leftover die cut rectangles which I had gessoed first and then applied Distress Ink on. I took the Life in Full Color stamp set and stamped an art related quote with black stamp ink onto the colorful background. I love how these little pieces turned out!

Now all I needed to do was to cut the above sentiment pieces into a right size and adhere them onto the stenciled background piece.

For finishing touches I added some faux stitching around the edges and some marks here and there, done with a black pen. And for sparckle I added a few silver sequins by Nuvo. Oh, and there is a small strip of washi tape attached to the samped sentiment piece also. Almost forgot to mention that.

That´s it. I love the colors and the look of these ATCs!! Now´s your turn again. Create a stenciled mixed media project of any kind and submit it to the June MM challenge at the STAMPlorations blog. Looking forward to seeing your fun, colorful and artsy projects!!

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Happy stenciling,
Sanna

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Art journal page – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and happy Friday!!! Today I´d like to share an art journal page with you. For this page I´ve again used some of my stencil designs, accompanied by other STAMPlorations products.

I really like to create random things on my art journal. It keeps my mind away from things that worry or bother me. This page is a result of a creative session of that kind too. I didn´t give the page much thought, but just rather went where my feelings took me.

I always add any residue ink left from a project I am working on at that moment to my art journal page. Like on this page, you can see the yellowish color and the random stencil pattern on the background – those were there already when i started. I just built on top of them and started by adding the Cornflower stencil pattern onto the middle of the page with blue ink.

Next I applied a layer of black ink using the Some Birds stencil. Love the feel of taking a flight this bird pattern creates to the page.

Next I took some residue pieces (gessoes and inked) and stamped some art related sentiments onto them with black ink. Next I took the RagRug stencil and added some patterns to the background using pink ink tones. Then I adhered the sentiment pieces onto the page and outlined them and the birds with Posca pens. I also added a border around the page using the same pens.

Here you can see the finished page:

And some detail photos:

It´s a wild patterned page with no particular meaning, just having fun and playing and letting my feelings come to life on paper. That´s it for today. Wishing you all a lovely weekend!!!

Happy stenciling,
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.

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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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