„one-line“ face

Hello and happy Tuesday! I´ve been doing #the100dayproject for over 70 days now and in between the drawn tags I also did a few experiments in my Ranger art journal. Here is one of them – a „one-line“ face:

I drew this one on a page I had pressed some wet Nuvo Embellishment mousse residue onto and then just using my Stabilo all black pencil drew a face never lifting the pencil from the paper.

It turned out very masculine and I really like how the lips and eye areas look like. I didn´t want to add anything else to the page (for now). Maybe later I might add some journaling, stenciling or paint details to it, but I am still just admiring it as it is.

Wishing you a lovely day!
xxx, Sanna

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Doubt kills the dreams! AJ page

Hello and happy Tuesday!! How´s your week been so far? Monday was ok for me, but then today when I woke up, I just was at a point, where I said, I cannot take this anymore. It´s the third lockdown now here in Austria and so far I was able to motivate myself to keep positive and just take one day after another. But today was another story! It just all felt totally meaningless. I just wanted to pull my blanket over me and forget about the world out there. Of course it did not work out, I had to pull myself together and force myself to go to work and function.

That´s it! I´m just functioning, but the joy is gone. And that is what you can also see in my art journal pages. Depending on what kind of mood I am currently on, the pages turn out happy and bright or chaotic and depressive or something in between. Without my journal I´d be lost!

Like this page, it´s totally crazy. I just went with it, put layers on top of each other and went crazy with them. Because at that moment, this is what I felt like. And then this page emerged. I´ve, by the way, used some of Tina Walker´s printed tissue paper on this page! She has some really cool stuff at her Etsy store, do check it out!! And the washi – hidden in between layers – is also by her :). She and Dee Dee have been upto some very cool creative stuff. Check out Tina´s Etsy shop here and Dee Dee´s uber cool stuff here :).

As chaotic as this page is, it made me feel better afterwards. And that is the goodness on art journaling, at least for me! It´s my emotional outlet! And on times like we live right now, one certainly needs some kind of outlet!

Wishing you a lovely evening!
xxx, Sanna

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Stray strong – Art journal page

Hello and happy Tuesday!! Today I´m again stopping by to share another page from my art journal. I´m working in my Ranger art journal at them moment, so I have various type of pages I can play with. Today, it´s a kraft paper page.

I have some stencil prints on the page (see the turquoise Gloss Spray pattern?). It´s done with my new stencil called „Amaranth“ and with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray. I love the look of that simple print in the bold and bright turquoise against the kraft background.

The other patterns are either Dina´s paints or her Scribble Sticks. The tag is covered with Nuvo Embellishment Mousse, Elizabeth Craft Designs washi tape and Dina´s older sentiment stamps (see details on the supply list).

Then there is some asemic writing, done with a white Posca pen. The tree is colored with a black scribble stick. After that I added a layer of Nuvo Crackle Paste on top. I love the look! That is pretty much it. The swirly black thing is done with Dina´s black paint.

That´s all for today! I´m at work again, so for me holidays are over. We are still on the 3rd lockdown here in Austria and it will go on a while still (almost to the end of the month). Still, I am hoping this year will be better to all of us. We sure all do need some good news for a change, right?

Do come back on Thursday to see what I created for my Elizabeth Craft Designs monthly post :). See you then!


Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Random Roses

Hi there and happy Tuesday! For starters, my mojo has been off or a few days now and it´d killing me. I want to create, then I sit down and nothing comes to me, just nothing. And everything I try, just sucks. Like these roses!

So I scribbled some roses into my art journal in the hope that my mojo would get better. Well, it obviously didn´t – as you can see from the result. So I left my crafty area and went to my loom. Better results there. Well, it´s also very easy, as you don´t have to think much. Just make a row after another. I´ve got 1 meter rug done in 2 days.

And then there is this (pulling a face). It´s not good. It didn´t help me get motivated either. BUT I´m saving it as a reminder. Also I can, if I want, later paint over it. Or kannibalize it (like Dina says and does). So that´s today´s story.

Until I find am bit of a mojo, I´ll be by my loom, I quess :). Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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Shadow AJ page

Hello and happy Friday!! Today I´ll share another art journal page from my Dylusions journal with you. This time my starting point was a black background:

I wanted to play on a black page for a change, so I painted one of the journal pages black. Then I drew the face with a white Posca pen. At first it looked a bit strange, almost like a negative image, but when I started adding colour, she looked more and more interesting and fun.

One of the struggles was to get the eyes „right“. When I left them black and only drew with white, they looked empty. Then I colored the irises with light blue. Still looked strange! Then I realised I could color the white parts with a white Distress Crayon and then they started to look better.

Because of the dark background I could go crazy with colour. I really like how the paint tones look against the dark. When I was done with the face and hair, I added random pattern around the „white space“ and wrote a quote with white.

She looks crazy colorful and creating her made me happy. And that is what matters most! I am just creating, not trying to overthink and plan too much. Just play, play, play and fill my journal with fun times and projects. In the end I will see how far I´ve gotten and how much I´ve developed. Still quite a few pages to go :).

Have a great, creative Friday and a wonderful weekend, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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