The Universe Art Journal Page

Hi there lovelies and happy Monday! I grabbed my art journal again the other day and created a little in it. My OLW theme being self-care for this year, I decided to add a few theme related pages to the journal.

I´m sure you all know the situation, when the whole universe is practically screaming on your face to wake up, but you just cannot see it. You go on wondering why things are the way they are and struggling from one day to another and have no clue whatsoever why everything feels so hard.

And then suddenly it just hits you in the face. BAM! And just like that you realize it. Everything seems so ridiculously clear at once. It´s like someone took you by the shoulders and shook you really hard and suddenly there is enlightment. And then all you can do is just smile! A weight falls down your shoulders and it´s all so very clear.

And then you realize who the universe had been sending signals all the time, but you just were to busy to give them any thought. It was all so obvious, and you still could not see it – until now. That is what this journal page is about. I had this experience this weekend and now everything just seems so clear and light. It´s like a ton of weight was lifted from my shoulders. Boy, it was about time for this to happen. I could not have gone on much further without this happening! Thank you, universe, for slapping me in the face :). It was much needed!!!

I wish you all a fabulous day! A wonderful week and lots of creativity! Today is a good day 🙂 – enjoy it!
xxx, Sanna

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November Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and welcome to the November STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge!! For this month´s challenge reveal, I´ve again created an art journal page. I just cannot seem to take a break from art journaling at the moment.

Here is what I created:

Remember I did this type of pages a while back (I think it was last year?) and I just felt like creating one more. This quote resulted from a day where I had been doing lots of „good deeds“ just for the fun of it and somehow on that day and the day after, everything seemed to come back twice as good; „do good and the good comes back to you“ really seems to be true.

And now to the techniques I´ve used. First I applied some liquid watercolor onto a damp (misted) page and let the colours spread and form splodges on their own. After that I took an iridescent acrylic paint which I applied onto the page thru the Peacock Feathers stencil. Then I hand wrote the quote with Posca pens and also added some details with them to the feathers. For finishing touches I added a few red spray ink splatters.

So that is my take for the November challenge reveal. I hope you join us an give your stencils a play. There are always prizes to be won (if you play by the rules). And now hop over to the STAMPlorations blog to take a look at the other inspirational projects my team colleagues created!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Art journal page

Hi there lovelies and happy weekend! Wishing yours filled with lots of sunshine, swimming, fun times with the loved ones and also some crafty time :). I am dropping by to share another art journal page with you today – something totally random, very colorful and done out of a momentary feeling which led to these results:

I´ve added lots of bits from magazines and newspapers to this page. Just fun colorful things here and there.

On the bottom I´ve used my Molecules stencil and some yellow acrylic paint. Everyting else is just paper layers. Some are colored with watercolors to make them stand out more. For finishing touches I added some Posca pen decorations, some white gesso and random rub-on residue bits. I love working in my art journal lately and I´m trying not to thing much when I start – not over-analyzing anything, just letting the feeling carry my forward. Feels good to just let things happen on their own. Messy fun!

See you soon again,
xxx, Sanna

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Smile – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hello lovelies, and just like that it is 2017!!! I hope you had a lovely, relaxing holiday season and are ready to kickstart another creative year!! Let´s beginn with an exersize that is easy to do 🙂 – a challenge! Here we go:

How about you create something fun in mixed media style and join our January challenge over at the STAMPlorations blog. Joining is easy, just make sure you create something mixed media using at least one stencil and place the above image with a correct link to your blog. PLUS make sure you are not submitting cards – those are the only ones not accepted.

Here is what I did as an inspiration for this months challenge reveal:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled art journal sheet

I started by applying turquoise Sennelier acrylic paint with an old credit card onto the art journal sheet. After that layer was dry, I added white acrylic paint droplets with a paint brush onto the blue surface. White that layer was drying, I took some Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists out and misted on a white paper in yellow, light green, kiwi and red.
Sanna Lippert - stenciled art journal sheet

White the misted paper was drying, I took the Some Birds stencil and used it as a drawing guide with a black pen. I then had a bunch a birdies flying on my page. Next I colored them with a black pen.

Sanna Lippert - stenciled art journal sheet

After that I stamped some feathers with the Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set onto the misted paper and fussy cut those images. Then I stamped a sentiment that would suit my journal page and fussy cut that too. Now all I needed to do was to layer these pieces onto the page. I also added some white gel pen details onto the feathers and some glitter glue for interest. I outlined the page with a black pen and added the date. That way I´ll later know when I created this sheet. Here is the finished page.

Sanna Lippert - stenciled art journal sheet Now´s your turn – I hope you will join our fun mixed media challenge! Hop over here to see more inspiration from the team and to join in with us :)!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations – Some Birds stencil
STAMPlorations – Trendy Feathers 2 clear stamp set
Sennelier acrylic paint
White acrylic paint
Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist – Kiwi, Sun Sisters, Tropical Pink
Tattered Angels Chalkboard Ink – Inchworm
White gel pen
Black pen
Star Dust – Stickles by Ranger