Art AJ page

Hello and happy Sunday!!! Now this is just random play, but I love the colours. A little something to bring me joy while I´m still missing my mojo. I just added stuff until I felt like there was nothing more to add – also obviously because the page was already so full (LOL).

I first painted the background in two colours – apricot and blue and then went from there. I added some writing with Posca pens onto the background. Just random things I felt like writing down.

Next I took the Carabelle circle stencil out and added some DWM gloss sprays thru it onto the background. Next I added random splots of spray onto the upper part and let them from droppings to the page. While that was drying I sprayed some residue chipboard with the gloss sprays and also pressed some gloss spray to the „tag“ and then stamped the words onto the tag.

For finishing touches I added the sprayed chipboard and some fussy cut circles from another AJ page shared here previously. Then I did some details with Posca pens and added some Thickers for additional detail. That´s it!

Making this crazy mess felt much better already. So I´m hoping my mojo will soon return from whereever it went :).

Have a great Sunday and a good start into the new week!
xxx, Sanna

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XOXO AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday! This page started off with Dina Wakley gloss sprays and a stencil. I was just randomly spraying various colours onto the page and using a circle stencil by Carabelle Studio. Then the page got really crazy colorful and I had to do something.

So I drew a face and using black paint, painted the areas other than the face black. I really like doing this. That brings the page together and creates fun color pops to the black contrast.

And then I used some bits and bobs, strongly inspired by Deb Weiers work which I really, really admire. She makes awesome art! When feeling totally lost with my mojo, I tried bringing it back to life by trying out things others do so very well.

Creating this page made me smile again and felt better, than in a long time. But still no spark.. I´m hoping my mojo returns. I so want it to return. Maybe I´ve just run empty of art journaling mojo for now? Maybe I should try out another format, make ATC´s or cards or such? Maybe that is the problem. Next week I might try out doing something totally different for a change.

Hope your weekend is lovely!
xxx, Sanna

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Be you AJ page

Hello and happy Friday! Today I´m sharing a sneak into my art journal. I have been playing abit again, but still not quite feeling it. I had so much fun creating the previous months and now it´s like I am in the middle of a standstill. Oh well, here is today´s share anyways:

Making the paper out of which I cut the little circles was fun! I really felt inspired while making that. Maybe I should have just stopped there? However, I went on and did this page. Didn´t quite feel it and also had no clue where I was going with it. But I finished it anyways.

I had Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays and her Scribble Sticks and paints out. Also a stamp set by Tim Holtz. And some old alphas and Wycinanka chipboard for creating the title for the page. It was good to use up some older product.

So I finished this page, but I am still not feeling the mojo. Therefore, I think I just need to take a real break from my craft room for a few days. Reload my creative energies abit and then try again.

Wishing you all a lovely weekend and lots of happy, crafty moments!
xxx, Sanna

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Art moves AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday!!! Today I´m sharing another art journal page with you, this time from my black journal. This is my first take on a kraft page. Turned out quite fun with gloss sprays.

I wanted to see how the gloss sprays show on a kraft paper background and bright colours show really well. I love the resist surface they create! And the slight shine!

I just added spray splots and let them run on the page and react with each other. After that layer was dry, I sprayed midnight thru a stencil of mine (see both positive and negative image on the page).

Next I added some Tim Holtz Tiny Text stamp sentiments and misted and pasted (modeling paste thru a stencil of mine) baby wipe circles. I love the texture they create!

For finishing touches I added some chipboard numbers in same colours as on the background and then wrote the quote with a white signo uni-ball pen. Simple and easy, still quite a few layers but also some white space left still.

And now the most important question: Have you played with Dina´s gloss sprays yet? I´ve played just a little and I love them. So much fun! Totally love the glossy effect they create and the fact that there is no shimmer or shine to them. I do love shimmer sprays too, but it´s nice using ones without for a change :).

Hope your weekend is great!! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Looking back AJ page

Hello and happy Friday!! This also means some vacation time for me! Yay!!! I am again stopping by to make another art journal share today. This time it´s another face experiment. This one is very soft compared to the ones I have been sharing recently. I don´t know why she turned out like that, but really like the result. I always start with an idea and then it just starts to live it´s own life and turns into totally something else than I planned.

The starting point for this face was a Tim Holtz stamp set called Tiny Text. I simply applied grey StazOn onto the stamps, while they were still all attached to the packaging and stamped the words into my journal. I wanted to paint a face on top of stamped sentiments. So I did.

I think it was the words that let me to this softer look. I grabbed the gloss sprays and sprayed magenta, lemon, cheddar, white and fuchsia tones around the stamped are. Then I drew the face.

I colored the hair with Scribble Sticks (also by Dina) and wrote the quote. The eyes, lips and the blue splatters are done with Scribble Sticks too. All in all this was a really simple page to do. But I really like the look of it.

Now that it´s summer holiday time – what are you planning on doing? We are not going to fly anywhere, even though flights to some countries are already possible. Just playing safe and not stepping into an airplane. On the other hand, we miss the sea..so there is a certain conflict there. We´ll probably just end up spending the vacation at home in the end. Rather play safe than be sorry..

Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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