Be authentic AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday! Today I´m sharing another art journal face with you. This time, I went with what I grabbed – my color choices are odd (I am not an orange person very much), but I just grabbed something I don´t use that often and went from there.

I also had created random circles onto the background and didn´t like them that much, so I let them „disappear“ in the background and added lime green to the orange. I know – quite a color combination, isn´t it? And then there is was, the bold background and I didn´t quite know how to continue. So I just drew a face, I gave her black hair to distrackt a bit from the crazy background colours and I kept her face really simple.

I just drew the eyes, a tiny part of the nose and very simple lips. I didn´t even color her properly. I just added tone to her cheeks and some to the eyes and lips. Then I felt like adding the heavy body paint (by Dina Wakley) thru a stencil on top of it all. And it works really well. After that I added the words/text with a white Posca pen. For finishing touches I added some splatters and black stars in a row with a stamp.

This page is a reminder to be braver and authentic. Each face I make – even though I´m still learning and dabbling in face drawing – has it´s own look, they are genuine in their own way. Unique even. And always a result of different types of feeling from that particular day when I was creating them. So they differ in looks and style. And that´s ok. I´m going more towards quantity when art journaling. That will hopefully lead me to finding my own face drawing style sooner :).

Have a fabulous Saturday and weekend, lovelies!!!
xxx, Sanna


Calm AJ Page

Hello everyone and happy Friday!! I have been playing in my Dylusions Creative Journal again and I must say I love this bigger size.

For this page I started with various spray inks on the background. The leaf pattern is misted thru a leftover die cut paper sheet. I also pressed various leftover spray inks from stencils onto the background. Thus the random color „splots“. Next I added some old rub-ons onto the background. I´ve had them for years and they still worked!

Then I drew the face. This time I only added some colour to the eyes and the lips. On top of it all I painted some patterns with Distress Crayons.

On top of that I added some red spray ink thru one of my own stencil designs. Then I wrote the quote and fussy cut some Dina Wakley washi tape circles and adhered them to the page. For finishing touches I added a little stamping.

I had a fun time creating this face. It´s again a little bit different that then previous ones. Still dabbling there to find the way to draw them the way I enjoy the most.

Wishing you a creative weekend!
xxx, Sanna


Time – Art journal page

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´m again sharing a page from my art journal with you. This one is very dear to me, as there is a full page of journaling hidden underneath layers of paint.

I´ve played in a bigger journal this time (one from Dylusions) and had a blast creating with Dina Wakley´s paints.

I started by writing my thoughts down onto the background and then brayering some acrylic paint over the text with a brayer. Then I did some scratching with a prick tool to add texture here and there and after that I painted the face.

For finishing touches I added some doodling and the word time onto the lady´s face with Posca pens. Also some crayon platters and some stenciling with spray inks was added for finishing touches.

She looks a little bit sad and tired. I really captured current my mood into this face and that makes me happy. Because I felt lost, sad and tired at the moment I created her. So it was a perfect outlet for me!

Wishing you a lovely weekend – hope you find some time to create yourself too!
xxx, Sanna


Best day card

Hello everyone and happy Saturday! Today I´m sharing the last card of the mixed media die cut card series that was inspired by a Tim Holtz FB live.

For this card I used two circles from a bigger sheet of paper. Here is again the first layer of that particular piece of paper:

I really like how this card turned out. I´ve again used words that my dear friend Lizzy created for me.

Other than that I´ve used same techniques as on all the previous cards. For decor I used only Nuvo Vintage Drops.

I really enjoyed creating these cards!! Hope I could inspire you with my cards :).

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Happy card

Hello and happy Friday! I´m sharing another quick card today with you that resulted from a Tim Holtz FB live in combination with some leftover pieces from previously shared (here) ATCs.

I used the ATC leftover strips on this card (the die cut circles) and inked the background with a Distress Stain in yellow. Then I added some ink splatters in green und golden Distress Stain splatters. The flowers are from my old stash and the sentiment was created for me by a dear friend – thanks Lizzy!

I really like using these circles and having so much fun creating these circle cards :). I hope I could inspire you to create crazy backgrounds and cut them into smaller pieces to use them on various projects!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna