Daily Art Practice – Day 12

Hello and happy Thursday! Today´ s Daily Art Practice with the Artist Almanac 2022 is again done and dusted. I had so much fun with this one too. I took my Neocolor II crayons out and played with them and very, very old border stickers. And I had so much fun!

I used colours that I don´ t usually use that often. Red and yellow. I love yellow, but red is at the moment not on my “fave list” for some reason. I feel more drawn to earth tones for some reason. And yellow :). But because there was red on the almanac page, I chose to use it.

I fussy cut the almanac page into tiny bits and added them to the background. And I love how you can see the border sticker peeking thru from the back also. And of course another “Denglisch” stamp in there :).

Hope to see you tomorrow, when I share my Thursday almanac page creation. Take care until then,
xxx, Sanna


Be Brave Artist Trading Coins – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s my turn to share another mixed media tutorial over at the STAMPlorations blog today. It´s so good to be back after the summer break! Today I´d like to share my take on artist trading coins – here are the finished coins:
Now to the steps:

Step 1: Die cut 2,5 inch sized circles from kraft cardstock. Next take border stickers (from older stash) and adhere onto the circles – position as you prefer. Now take the “Barley” stencil and apply iridescent medium thru the stencil onto the circles. Let dry properly before moving over to the next step. 
Step 2: Spray golden spray pink (preferedably with a little glimme in it for a nice shine) onto the circles and after the spray ink has dried, apply brown ink ont the stenciled areas with a foam. This way the stenciled pattern shows thru much better. Next fussy cut suitable paper pieces and adhere onto the coins with a paper glue. I used handmade paper with leaf patterns for this purpose.

Step 3: Now add a stemped sentiment. I used the “Woodland friends” stamp set for this purpose. Stamping onto a irregular surface using a stamping tool like Misti or similar, will help to create a perfect stamp image.
Step 4: Decorate with additional border sticker pieces, glitter glue dots, fussy cut pieces of old book pages and white gel pen. Add as many little details as you.
I hope you have enjoyed my take on Artist Trading Coins. See you with another tutorial next month! Until then, happy crafting!!!
xxx, Sanna


Hello – June MMCC challenge reveal

Hello everyone! Wow, May literally flew by for me. I had been mainly chasing my tail the whole month and I am glad we are moving over to a new month now. Adjusting to the new work situation has been very demanding and I am hoping for a little bit more relaxed time for June (one can hope, right?).

Beginning of June also means that it is time to reveal the next Mixed Media Card Challenge Blog Challenge!!! Here it is – a really fun one:

So what is expected this time? A collage and as an optional element you can use a frame (all the details on how to play along are listed here). I googled the word collage and Wikipedia says the following: “collage is a technique of an art production, primarily used in the visual arts, where the artwork is made from an assemblage of different forms, thus creating a new whole.” OK, so for me, I used the optional element (frame) as my new whole.

I took a piece of border stickers (repurposing old stash here again!), adhered them on a piece of watercolor paper and added some pieces of patterned paper and silver ribbon here and there too. When that layer of bits and stips was done, I treated the surface with a (chalk) light green paint dauber. After that I added some stamping with black ink. Totally random. Stamps are by Finnabair, by the way.

Next I ran the piece thru my Big Shot and cut the frame form. After that I added some black Glimmer Glaze splatters over the surface and glued it down onto a card base. Next I applied a puffy sticker (from a Gossamer Blue kit) as a sentiment and added some green enamel dots here and there. Finally I also doodled around the card base for additional detail.

So that is my take on collage. I know the end result does not exactly match the definition, but that is what they call the creative freedom, right? This is what I ended up with. It is mixed media and it has lots of bits and pieces from different sources in there, so it´s close enough of a collage for me ;-).

I sure had a fun time making this card and that is what counts, right? AND I found a new way to use my old border stickers (I have a ton of them…) and will for sure come back to this idea again and again. It is kind of addictive :). So now it´s your turn. Get your stash and media out and start to play! Can´t wait to see what you make!! See you at MMCC, lovelies!!

Have fun!!!
xxx, Sanna