Scribble stick face

Hello and happy Tuesday!! So I have been doing #the100dayproject for the first time and I´ve been drawing faces on tags for that. It´s almost done now and in between the smaller sized faces I did a few in my art journals too. This one, for example, was one done in just a few minutes with Scribble Sticks by Dina Wakley.

I challenged myself to draw a face as quikly as I could on a canvas page. It was tricky, as canvas moves under the crayon. I also just drew and didn´t presketch anything! Thus the wonky proportions :).

But it was really fun to try this out. I might leave this page as is or come back to it later and add bits and bobs or only use parts of the face or add tags on top. I haven´t figured that part out yet. But it was a fun exercise nevertheless!

We´ll see how this page develops from here ;-). Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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April Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone and welcome to the STAMPlorations April Stencil Challenge reveal!!! It´s again time to play along with the fun stencil challenge, where you can create anything you please, as long as it features a stencil!!!

And here is my art project for this months reveal:

I again created an art journal page for my Ranger Art Journal – this time featuring colours I hardly ever use in my journal. Brown with mint green and pink. Well, pink you can find, but in this combo not so often!

There is some crazy layering going on on this page. I´ve done the tag with a Gelli Arts gel plate using acrylic paints, DIY foam stamps and then finishing the tag off with Dina Wakley Gloss Spray and my Art Flowers 1 stencil. On the background I´ve got a layer of gesso, then a layer of mint green spray ink, then a tissue piece I´ve stenciled the Art Flowers 1 pattern in ombré style. Then some very well hidden asemic writing. On top of that some strips of washi, designed by my lovely friend, Tina Walker! Then some bits and bobs from my other lovely crafty friend Lizzy that came in a happy mail awhile ago. Also featuring one of her was seals she sent me. Then some black ink splatters (still love adding them!). And some die cut leaves, covered with washi from Elizabeth Craft Designs. And for finishing touches the words that Lizzy also gave me.

As you can see, I was not exaggerating about the layers! I think this is one of the layer-richest pages in this journal so far. And still, it does not look too crowded. Still some white space here and there!!

Now it´s again your turn! Play along (and remember to play by the rules if you want to be in for the prizes!!!) and do some fab artworks with stencils! It can be anything from a wall art piece to textile work to aprons to ATC´s to cards or something else. Just AS LONG AS you used A STENCIL!! Hop over to the STAMP blog and get inspired by the DT girls creations and then have some stencil fun yourself! Can´t wait to see what you make!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Stencil Challenge Reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Monday! Have you played along with the STAMPlorations March stencil challenge yet? No? No worries, there is still enought time to do so! Today´s reminder post is your inspiration boos for joining in ;-).

This is my project for the reminder post:

For this page I used the Tree 1 stencil´s negative image as my starting point on the background. I had plenty of Dina Wakley Gloss Spray on the stencil, so I just simply pressed the wet stencil onto the page and voilá! The lovely pattern was there. I really like the negative stencil image so much. On top of that I added some Art Flowers 2 stencil flowers with pink Nuvo Embellishment Mousse and the did some asemic writing onto the background.

For decor I added some Elizabeth Craft Designs artsy washi tape (cut into circles) and a hand drawn face of a lady. I originally did a full face, but then later cut it into halves to create a more abstract look. The „earring“ is by the way, also Elizabeth Craft Designs washi tape, fussy cut into an earring form. The lady is created using Posca pens and Dina´s Gloss sprays for coloring. I finished the page off with a hand drawn and fussy cut word „harmony“.

Creating this page was so much fun! I hope I could inspire you to play along with the STAMPlorations stencil challenge!! Do hop over to their blog for more inspiration by my design team colleagues! And remember, only by playing by the rules you are eligible for the prizes ;-). And now, HAVE SOME STENCIL FUN 🙂 !!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Beauty is a light – AJ page

Hello and happy Thursday! Today I´m stopping by to share a face from my art journal page with you guys. In the meantime I find it easy to draw tag sized faces, but a much bigger challenge for me is going bigger (like art journal page size).

I don´t get the proportions the way I want them to be. But anyhow, here is a face experiment with some stamped pattern on the background that I did using a DIY foam stamp (for details, see this video).

Rest ist done using my absolute current favorites – Neocolor 2 crayons by Caran d´Ache. I like the consistency of them so much. They are soft enough and can be used with water and a water tank brush and that is something I enjoy doing at the moment.

Also, could not resist to add a quote. She might not be a beauty, but there is light in her heart ;-). Just yesterday I talked to a colleague at work about drawing faces and my hobby in general and how it helps me relax and reload. Some people run to loose the stress, I reload my batteries thru my hobby.

Hope your day is a good one!
xxx, Sanna

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March Stencil Challenge – STAMPlorations

Hello and happy Monday! It´s time for the March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reveal!! I hope you are ready for some stencil inspiration??

This is my project for the reveal:

I created a art journal page for this months inspiration post for a change. Can you see what stencils I used on this page? I bet some of them are recognisable, but I especially love the turquoise line pattern, because it just pops out of the background. It´s one of my new stencil that I used only partly: the Amaranth! I just left the blooms out and used only the stems to create the linear pattern. Love the result so, so much!!!

As my first layer I misted some Dina Wakley Gloss Sprays onto the page thru the Trees 1 stencil. Then I added lots of lovely Dina Wakley heavy body paints in lime, yellow, magenta and orange. I just love these colours together!!!

Next I applied white paint thru the Art Flowers 2 stencil, and purple paint thru the Abstract April Showers stencil. Finally I took the Amaranth stencil and added the turquoise paint (only the stem parts) thru it onto the page. Some black paint for contrast and random black paint lines for fun detail. There is also some asemic writing on the top area, added with a white Posca pen and as a focal point from Dina´s collage collective, a fussy cut face. For finishing touches I added the date stamping and some old stickers from my stash.

I really, really love the colours on this page. They are really „me“. It´s bright and happy and cheerful. Now it´s your turn, so do join the fun Stencil Challenge yourself! Please remember to check out the rules on the STAMPlorations blog to be eligible for the prizes! AND HAVE FUN playing along with us – cannot wait to see what you all create!

Happy stenciling!!!
xxx, Sanna

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