Wall art piece

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! I am currently recovering from a cruciate replacement surgery and as I am writing this, I am still in the hospital (hoping to be able to go home soon). Thus, the regular posting here on my blog has been interrupted, because of that reason.

Therefore I am today sharing another wall art piece with you, that I created as a class sample a while ago.

This piece has lots of mixed media bits on it and was inspired by nature. When taking walks and traveling, I often pick pebbles, rocks, twigs and moss to take home with me and these pieces often end in a mixed media art piece later.

So for this piece I used a rock and a stick from nature to build my guardian angel. I added stenciling with Nuvo Glitter paste and one of my own stencil designs at STAMPlorations.

There is also plenty of misting on the background in various earthy colours, some canvas, tissue paper wings and natural toned cord on this piece. I also added a rub-on picture behind the „angels“ head as a centerpiece.

I love creating canvases like these! This particular piece I later gifted a dear crafty friend, who lives in Thessaloniki :). I hope it brings joy to it´s new owner :).

That´s all for today. Now back to resting and recovering! That will be on my programm mainly for quite a few days now and then slowly getting into physiotherapeutical things and hopefully after 3 weeks, can toss the crutches too.

Hoping you all are healthy and keep that way, even though there is the situation of Covid-19. Let´s take care of ourselves and stay safe. Wishing you all a lovely day.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Seed – STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reminder

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today it´s again time to share the March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Reminder projects with you.

Here is my take:

This is actually the first piece to the two-piece-set of canvases I created. I shared the second piece on March 1st for the reveal post (here). This is the beginning of the series and it basically says, that life begins from a seed. So the starting point is the same, but the second piece says we are all different originals :). That´s the idea behind this set of two, basically.

For this canvas I used plenty of spray inks, some glitter paste (tinted and transparent) and also lots of found objects, mainly from the nature. Also I´ve added a tinted piece of canvas with rub-ons on it to the background.

This piece is actually a little bit older than the second part of this set. I craeted this piece while holding a class a while ago, but I´ve never shared this piece anywhere and since I now made a set out of them, I found that I should share them both.

That´s my take for the reminder post. There is still enough time for you to join the March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hope you will do so! Cannot wait to see what you make!!!

Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Original – STAMPlorations March challenge reveal

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! It´s again time for the STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal over at the STAMPlorations blog. I´ve created a canvas for this months challenge reveal.

Here is what my canvas looks like:

It´s the second piece of a series that I started a while back white holding a class. This particular piece is the second part of the set of canvases and it basically says: „We are all originals, there is no second person just like me“.

For this canvas I used plenty of gesso, modeling paste, tinted rope and ribbons, tinted canvas, spray inks, glass beads, black paint splatters and my stencils from the STAMPlorations line. I also added some Tim Holtz deco pieces onto the canvas as well as old book pages.

I really like how this page turned out. Now´s your turn to get crafty and create something featuring a stencil. Also remember to link back to the STAMPlorations reveal post, when posting your project and also feature their challenge image on your blog. Have fun crafting!!! Cannot wait to see what you create!

Have a great start into the month and happy crafting!
xxx, Sanna

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One stencil 3 ways – A Tina Walker & StencilGirl collaboration

Hello everyone!!! Today I´m sharing a set of three projects here on my blog. They were all created using one stencil. The idea of these projects was brought to life by Tina Walker, who organizes collaborations with/for StencilGirl. This time I could also play along, as I happen to own one stencil by them :).

We were challenged to create a) a art journal page b) a home decor piece and c) something else of our own choice, but the point was to use only one (same) stencil by StencilGirl on all of the projects.

I used this stencil (stencil name: Tiny Medallion) by Maria McGuire on all of my projects.

Let´s start by sharing the art journal I created. I´ve used really bright and happy acrylic paint colors on this spread and then added a Gelli Plate magazine transfer picture on top. It´s originally a Replay advertisement, but I cut off the „RE“ :). Now it better fits my journal page theme 🙂

I´ve added stamping (Viva Las Vega Stamps) and Posca pen Details as well as washi tape to the spread and finished the page off by adding black stenciling on top of it all. A quote (I love quotes!) highlights the stenciling and draws the eye to the stencil patterns.

Then there is the home decor piece. I decided to create a wall art piece as I happened to have a bulky wooden board at home. I first gessoed the whole board with white gesso, then repeatedly added layers of Distress Ink on top to create the faux watercolor effect to the page. And for finishing touches and as a centerpiece I added again a black paint stenciled Image with a Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment in the middle of it.

And finally, the free of choice project – I chose to create a set of artist trading cards. I´ve used a Gelli Plate treated mgazine page as my background (the green one). Underneath there are layers of fabric and paint covered baby wipes as texture. I´ve gessoed the stencil Image with white gesso onto each one of them and then added a spray ink misted chipboard circle piece on top. A metal button and a Dina Wakley stamp Sentiment as well as some sewing finish these artist trading cards off. I´ve stamped on a piece of old book paper – love the worn out look of this paper!

And a bonus set of two artist trading cards was also a result of this creative session. I did basically all the same like on the previous ones, except for the DIY mold clay flowers which I misted with spray inks and for the layer of paint covered baby wipe & fabric circles under the clay flowers.

 

Also, here´s a short video featuring the projects in detail:

I really enjoyed creating these projects and had lots of fun taking part to this collaboration/challenge. Thanks for all the fun, Tina!!! Now hop over to her blog to see what other peeps created!!!

Go see the other participants takes and the main page here:

Stencil Girl Blog
Cathy Frailey
Deb Riddell
Linda Wyatt
Tracy Kueger
Tina Walker

Thanks for stopping by,
xxx, Sanna

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Let´s sail away ATC set

Hello lovelies and happy Monday! School is finally over here in Austria where we live and it´s time for summer! Swimming, relaxing, BBQ, travels, ice cream – just lots of fun things in the sun. I am foremost a summer person and this season brings out the best in me. Winter, not so much. Therefore I created a sunshiny toned artist trading card set for today´s post.

Here it is:

I´ve used up all kinds of bits and bobs that were left over from previous projects. The green painted bits inside the circle, for example, are fussy cut, used baby wipes full of beautiful acrylic paint layers. I just could not put those into trash. 

The piece with a circle in the middle, was a leftover piece from this art journal page from a while back. Worked out perfectly for this purpose. It´s a stenciled piece – using Tonic Studios stencil (see material list in the end).

I also fussy cut a helm from Canvas Corp Brands Ship to Shore papers and painted it purple with watercolours. Then I cut the image in half and adhered it on place. The sentiment is hand written on a piece of yellow watercoloured piece of paper and then fussy cut and attached on place.

For decoration I added some outlining with a black pen and some glass dew drops from my very old stash. That´s it for today. Wishing you a lovely start into summer vacation – enjoy it!!!

Happy crafting,
Sanna

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