Art Journal Page

Hello and Happy Friday! Are you ready for a creative weekend? I sure am! The sun is finally starting to show itself a bit more which immediately uplifts me and get´s my creative mojo going! Today I am sharing an art journal page with you which actually would be perfect for a Monday post – sentiment wise, that is :).

Here is what I did:
For this page I used plenty of  STAMPlorations stencils with Distress Paints, some gesso, Posca pens and rub-ons by 7gypsies.

There is also a stamp sentiment by VivaLasVegaStamps hidden in between various layers. It says: I am still a rat in a cage… Also the star stamp is by them too. The flies on the page are by 7gypsies – Parchment Rub-Ons from the Grow set.  The stencils I used are my own designs; Cornflower, RagRug, Dream Flower, I just went with my feelings while creating this page and this is the end result of my intuitive creating session. I´m already Looking forward to the weekend and some creative time!!!

Wishing you all a lovely, crafty weekend!!
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Pressed Fragments and Bits images – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hi there, lovelies!!! Today it is my turn to share with you a simple and easy way to use the cute Fragments and Bits stencils. All you need is a few pieces of watercolour paper, some spray inks and a selection of Fragments and/or Bits and a Big Shot (or a similar tool).

First place a Fragments or Bits stencil into a cardboard box and apply some spray ink over it. I used various Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist colours for this purpose and they worked really well!

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Next carefully lift the stencil from the box and place it onto a Big Shot plate, then place a piece of watercolour paper over the stencil and make your plate sandwich and roll the whole thing thru the machine.

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This is what the finished result will look like. Now you can use this image on a card or on another project of your choise.

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These are the stencils (above) I used for my four cards and this is how the finished pressed images look like.

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I have used only a little additional decoration on the cards, as they did not need much in my opinion. I really like to use these small stencils this way. If you change the media for example to markers or acrylic paint, you will again end up with a totally different kind of look. Hope you get inspired to try this idea out! Have fun!!

Oh, and btw… new stencils are in the house 🙂 🙂 :)…and I love, love, love them all!!

xoxo, Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Rubber Band Fragments – The Crafter´s Workshop
All My Heart Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Butterfly Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Script Star Bits – The Crafter´s Workshop
Watercolour paper – art supply store
Glimmer Mist – Tattered Angels (spring violet, marmalade, turquoise blue, starfish)
Flowers – Prima Marketing
Wood veneer – Studio Calico
Stamps – Viva Las Vegasstamps!
Stamp ink – Ranger Industries (jet black)
Pens – Staedtler, Faber-Castell
Cardstock – Bazzill (kraft)

One stencil 4 ways – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hi there, lovelies! I´m here today with a special and quite a long and material/photo heavy post. I want to share with you four ways to use one stencil (Blazonry 12×12 inch stencil). I chose to create four layouts with different stencil techniques on them. I used the stencil as follows:

1. Misting: For the first layout I created a DIY patterned paper with the stencil and some ink sprays. I used both the positive and the negative image of the stencil and ended up with two different background papers. I will for sure use the second one for another project some time later :).
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And this is how the finished layout with the DIY background paper looks like. I´ve also fussy cut some patterned paper to match the misted background pattern and used the stencil as a cutting guide.
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2. Molding paste: For my second layout I used molding/struckture paste. I used both the paste as it is (plain) and also mixed a second tone by adding some acrylic paint onto the paste. I then wiped the pastes onto the background thru the stencil.
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Notice how I´ve applied the leftover paste onto a piece of white cardstock. That way nothing goes to waste and I can use those patterns on another projects later.

And here is the finished layout.
Sanna Lippert - we love snow

3. Doodling guide: For the third layout I created some additional patterns onto the background paper by using the stencil as a doodling guide. I also used some blue paste fussy cut shapes for additional detail (these were leftovers from the previous project).
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And this is the finished page:
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4. Stitching guide: For the fourth layout I used the stencil in a similar way as on the previous page, but instead of drawing a pattern, I stitched it. So the stencil worked as a stitching guide this time. Then all I needed to do was to add some holes and stitch with twine to create a background pattern.
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And here is the layout:
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Since this post is already very photo heavy, I´ve taped a little STEP-BY-STEP VIDEO for you to watch. That way you will see each and every step of the process. Hope you enjoy and get inspired to use those stencils in various ways!!!

There are so many ways to use then and I suggest you stay tuned for more ideas coming up!! My lovely design team colleagues have been busy too 🙂 !

Happy stenciling,
Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used products:
Blazonry Stencil – The Crafter´s Workshop
Patterned papers: SODAlicious, ColorConspiracy, Cosmo Cricket
Cardstock: Bazzill Basics white
Other: Watercolour paper from the Art supply store
Ink Sprays: Dylusions, Heidi Swapp, Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Glimmer Glaze: Tattered Angels
Titanium white ink: Liquitex
Twine: My Mind´s Eye
Stamp inks: Ranger Ind. Inc.
Brads: Basic Grey
Wood veneer: Studio Calico
Stamps: Viva Las Vegasstamps & 3rd Eye Craft
Chipboard: 3rd Eye Craft
Alphas: Glitz Design, We R Memory Keepers, American Crafts, Prima Marketing
Flair badge: 3rd Eye Craft
Stickers: Evalicious
Other: Modeling paste, Journaling pens, Needle, Paper glue.

Cards with metal dies – The Crafter´s Workshop

Hello there! Today is my turn to share a DT project over at The Crafter´s Workshop blog. Have you been there lately? The blog is practically bursting with inspiration – I love the projects my design team colleagues create!! Veeerry inspirational. Make sure you stop by every once in a while :).

I like to create cards in advance for various occations. I then store them in a box at home and that is my go-to box when in need of a quick card for a special occation. That way I am always prepared even for a surprise party invitation.

I really like the The Crafter´s Workshop Metal Dies because they have the perfect size for cards. Here are four cards I created with the dies.

Life is good - Sanna LippertSONY DSCFor this card I first created a misted multitoned background, then stamped some stars with a black ink over the misted paper and finally added the “Solace” die cut pattern over it all. The sun in the middle was exactly the right size so I made it a centerpiece of the card. Then I just added the sentiment.

Happy Birthday - Sanna LippertSanna Lippert - Happy birthdayThis card is made using the same ideas and techniques, I just changed the colours and left the die cutted white paper uncolored. I used the “Dots” metal die for this card. Next I just added a bold sentiment in the middle of the card and some small embellishments for additional detail.

Sanna Lippert - celebrateSanna Lippert - CelebrateFor the third card I cut the white cardstock in two half and replaced the lower part with a misted and stamped paper. The upper part is cut using the “Circle Dots” metal die. Some ribbon and a small enamel heart are the only extra decorational elements on this one.

Sanna Lippert - beautiful daySanna LIppert - beautiful dayOn my last card I used the “Circles” metal die and colored the white paper with Distress Inks light blue. Then I made yet another background pattern with spray inks and stamps and glued the two pieces together. Next I chose matching glitter glue colours and covered the circles with glitter glue. When the glue was all dry I added a sentiment banner and tucked a little blue flower behind it.

I hope you get inspired to create some layered, die cut, cards yourself! Have fun!!!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

I used:
Cardstock: American Crafts (white), Bazzill Basics (kraft)
Metal Dies: The Crafter´s Workshop – Solace, Circle Dots, Dots and Circles.
Spray inks: Tattered Angels and Lindy´s Stamp Gang
Stamps: Viva Las Vegasstamps, Studio AE by Technique Tuesday
Glitter Glue: Ranger Industries – Stickles
Stamp ink: Ranger Industries – Archival Ink, Jet black & StazOn, St. Valentine
Enamel Dots: My Mind´s Eye
Wood Veneer: Studio Calico
Flower: Prima Marketing
Ribbon: Webster´s Pages & Maya Road
Pen: Staedtler
Glue: Aleene´s Tacky Glue