May stencil challenge reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! It´s middle of the month, so it´s again time to put out a kind reminder to you guys that there is still plenty of time to join in on some stencil challenge fun at STAMPlorations. This months challenge is still live and we´d love to see you play along!

For this months reminder post I again played in my art journal. This time creating a face. I´ve been doing #the100dayproject2021 over at my Insta account drawing faces on tags and try to do some faces also in my art journal (bigger size!!) from time to time. Once you get used to a smaller size, it´s not the easiest to scale into bigger size, so that definitely need some practizing. And what better place to add some fun stenciling, than a page with a face?!

I had rolled some leftover paint from my brayer into the background (pink salmon/peach and light blue) and it looked so good against the kraft paper that I wanted to paint a face around the colours. I used Neocolor 2 crayons for coloring and painting the face and Stabilo all black for outlining. I also hid some older rub-ons here and there onto the page.

And for finishing touches I used one of my stencils (Flowers 2) to create details to the face. Now is again your turn! Hoping to see you play along this month and submit lovely stenciled artwork to the May challenge!!!

Remember to play by the rules – otherwise you cannot be counted in for the monthly prizes!! You will find the rules at the end of the main challenge post always.

Also, like always, do take advantage of my discount code at the STAMPlorations store!! It´s 20% off your order :). See you at STAMPlorations, lovelies!!!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna


#the100day project – days 21-25

Hello and happy Tuesday! Today I´m shortly sharing the next faces of my personal #the100dayproject2021 challenge. Like mentioned before I´m drawing a face a day on a pre-prepared, die cut tag. If you want to follow me face drawing journey „live“, you should follow my Instagram account (here). And you can also watch the videos directly on my YouTube channel (here).

Day 21

Day 22

Day 23

Day 24

Day 25

My take on face drawing is an artsy, abstract one. I am not trying to learn how to draw realistic faces, because at the moment a) it is not my interest and b) I don´t think I am very good at that type of drawings. But this type of mixed media face drawing just interests me very much and I also enjoy it a lot!

I´ve still got quite a few days to go until day 100, but it has been lots of fun so far. So be sure to come back next week to take a look of the next 5 :). I wish you all an amazing week!!!

xxx, Sanna


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


#the100dayproject – Days 5-10

Hello and happy Monday! Today I´m stopping by to share my next faces drawn on tags for my personal #100daysoffaces 2021 challenge. If you want to see them go live every day, then you should follow my Instagram account for the daily posts. I´ll share them here on my blog in groups with links to the videos.

Day 5

For this tag I first die cut a piece of white cardstock with the STAMPlorations tag die and then misted the background with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays and then drew the face in a few very simple lines using a Stabilo all black pen. For shading I used a water tank brush. That´s it!

Day 6

This tag is a Dina Wakley Media white tag that I pre-treated with acrylic paints and stencil using a Gelli Arst gelli plate. On top of that I drew a face and added colour with Neocolor 2 pens.

Day 7

This tag is die cut with a Tonic Studios nesting tag die and then misted with Dylusions Spray Inks in red and blue tone. After that I drew the face lines with a black Posca pen and added colour with Neocolor 2 pens.

Day 8

For this tag I first die cut it from grey cardstock with a Tonic Studios tag die and then added a splatter of black paint onto it. On the black painted area I then drew a face with a white Signo Uni-ball pen and added colour with Neocolor 2´s again.

Day 9

For this tag I had added Distress Oxides onto a white STAMPlorations tag die die cut piece as a background colour detail and then drew the face lines with a black Posca pen and added colour using various shades of Posca´s.

Day 10

Finally for my day 10 tag I first die cut it with a STAMPlorations tag die into shape from grey cardstock, then added spritzes and splatters with Dina Wakley Media Gloss Sprays. I „saw“ a face in the form (see the video for that!) and drew what I saw and it ended up like a Pocahontas or Walt Disneys Hiawatha´s sister kind of face. Drew with Posca´s.

So these were days 5-10. There is more coming. Remember always to check out the videos – you´ll find the links to them always under each photo. They are very short, so they won´t take too much time ;-).

Have a great week!
xxx, Sanna