Flowers – AJ page

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday! Today I´m again stopping by to share another art journal page with you guys. This is one of my recent favorite techniques. I love doodling flowers onto a journal!

For this page I first created a bold and colorful background with acrylic paints. When all the layers were dry, I started doodling white flowers onto the page. After filling the page with „scelecton flowers“ I added some colour using a very light cream Posca pen. That way the flowers better stand out from the background.

That is basically all you need to do for this type of page. I love my paints and Posca pens. And you don´t have to be a great drawer – just doodle imaginary flowers, like I did. Easy peasy!

That´s all for today. I hope you are doing well, staying home and healthy!? I am still recovering from my knee surgery, but have started physiotherapy to get my knee working (almost) as normal. Due to the virus situation, there will not be any rehabiliation period available, so I am trying to do as much excersize myself and get in shape at home.

Wishing you a great week!
Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Stencil Sunday – STAMPlorations

Hi there lovelies and happy Saturday and happy STENCIL SUNDAY!!! Today´s post is all about stencils. I´ve created a set of ELEVEN cards using stencils and this post is here to serve as your inspiration to grab your stencils and have a good play with them!!! Also, there is a longer video available for you to watch too! My apologies for a very photo-heavy post, but since the video explaines the techniques, I will keep short with the writing this time 🙂 …

Let´s start – here you can see the finished cards and at the end of this post, be sure to watch the how-to video too:

I had a great time playing with the stencils and various media!! And in the process ended up creating a bunch of cards for my „card box“ to serve a purpose in the future. Good to have stocked up on my cards again :).

Like always, feel free to take advantage of my personal discount code at STAMPlorations online store. It´s good for 20% off your order if you add the following sentiment upon checkout: „STAMPGIRLSANNA„. Enjoy!!!

I hope you liked the inspiration!!! Have fun playing with your stencils!!!
See you soon,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:

Art journal page – Elizabeth Craft Designs

Hello everyone, I recently went to Barcelona for a holiday and was fascinated by the city, the good food and of course Gaudi´s work. This art journal page has lots of color on it, like the tile bench in Parc Güell in Barcelona.  Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page My starting point for this journal page was a blank art journal page. I chose to use the Macarons die cut die set by Joset Designs as well as the Ribbons 1 set by Els van de Burgt Studio. To that I added some old book sheets and a page from the Through the Lens – Wood patterned paper set. Here is how I created the page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal page1. Apply white gesso onto the art journal page. I added a relatively thick layer to create structure. Let the layer dry properly before moving to the next step.
2. Use the Ribbons 1 dies to cut „tree trunks“ from the Through the Lens – Wood paper.
3. Run the Macarons die cut set dies through a Big Shot and cut a sheet of old book paper with them.
4. Add lime, light blue and yellow spray ink to the gessoed background. Let dry.
5. Spray the Maracons book sheet pieces with orange, purple and yellow spray ink. Glue all pieces onto the background, starting with the „tree trunks“.
6. Add light and dark blue as well as black paint dots with a paint brush here and there for interest.
7. Next stamp with black waterproof stamp ink random patterns to the background.
8. Apply white and black texture spray splatters and drawn highlights with black and white pen.
9. Take a black pen and hand draw circles onto the paper. Paint the background (except the circle areas) with two layers of yellow paint. Let dry properly.
10. Die cut 2 sets of Alphabet 1 – Caps from black Soft Finish Cardstock.
11. Add some more stamping on top of the yellow paint. Adhere a die cut sentiment „never stop growing!“ onto the page.
12. Finally add some white texture spray details and date stamping.

Here is a video start-to-finish for you to watch for further detail:

And here are some detail shots of the finished page:

Sanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageSanna Lippert die cut detail art journal pageI hope you get inspired to try out some art journaling. It´s a great possibility to add bits and pieces and use up the stash you have – even the dies – in a totally different way.

Have fun!
Sanna

Supplies:
Elizabeth Craft Designs:
Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock
Alphabet 1 – Caps
Macarons
Ribbons 1
Through the Lens – Wood

Other:
Big Shot
White and black paint pens
Date stamp – office supply store
Black stamp ink – Hero Arts
Spray inks – Tattered Angels
Yellow acrylic paint – Tattered Angels
Paint brushes
Gesso – Liquitex

Memories Tag – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone! Time for another fun little stencil project for this weeks STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday. This time I created a doodled background tag with lots of droplets on it.

Well, it has sure been raining here this summer, so why not go with the flow (haha!) and use some water droplets. Here is what I did:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagThis tag is really easy to make, but the effect is pretty cool:

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 1: Take a black tag, white gel pen, a stencil of your choice (mine is by STAMPlorations: Droplets Mini) and place the stencil over the tag and start tracing along the droplet patterns thru the stencil with the white pen. More the stencil as you proceed with the doodling. Finally add some details to the droplets to make them look more „real“. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 2: Gather all kinds of embellishments you have in your stash and start adding those in layers. I used some mold to create my own embellishments (by Mold Muse) out of gypsum. Then I misted them (Tattered Angels) in green and blue. The buttons are actually rubber buttosn. They add a fun feel to the project. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 3: Keep on adding layers until you are satisfied with the end result. I added some book paper, buttons, gypsum mold images, some lace, ribbon and golden yarn. Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagStep 4: Add faux stitching along the edges with the white gel pen. Attach some enamel dots on top of the buttons for interest. Stamp a sentiment (STAMPlorations Create stamp set) with black ink onto a piece of old book paper, fussy cut and glue onto the tag. Attach a white lace on top and the tag is finished. Here is the finished result (and some details shots):

Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tag Sanna Lippert - stenciled water droplet background tagDon´t forget that there is a nice challenge going on over at the STAMPlorations blog. You can win some goodies from the store, but you need to play by the rules. Have fun!!! Hope to see you join in!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Supplies:
ARTplorations stencil – Droplets Mini
STAMPlorations stamp – Create

Doodling and stencils – The Crafters Workshop

Hello there, lovelies! Today I´d like to share some cards I created for/with The Crafters Workshop stencils. I used various stencils and doodling with a black and an white pen with them.

I first started by cutting some watercolor paper into smaller pieces and misted them with various spray ink colors (reds, greens and blues). After the first layer was dry, I added some Tarnished Brass Spray Stain here and there for additional detail.
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Next I took out a black and a white pen and traced patterns thru stencils onto the background. I first just traced along the stencil pattern and then did some doodling inside the traced lines. This is how one of those backgrounds looks like.

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After that I went along and glued some of the finished backgrounds onto card bases and added some embellishments and a sentiment.

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If you don´t like such a bold pattern, you can also just use bits and pieces of these papers, like I did on the next three cards. For these I just punched some stars/hearts/butterflies out of the doodled papers and glued them on their places. This results in a totally different kind of look.

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It was great fun creating these cards and playing around with the stencils. I hope you get inspired to try this idea out. Have fun!!!

Sanna
The Crafter´s Workshop Design Team Member

Used materials:
White pen – Signo Uni-ball
Black pen – Schneider Xtra Document
Spray inks – Dylusions, Distress Spray Stain
Other – watercolor paper, card bases
Stamp ink – Hero Arts, Ranger Industries
Stamp – Technique Tuesday
Geometric Art Layers (6×6 inch) – The Crafters Workshop
Beaded Curtain (6×6 inch) – The Crafters Workshop
Kelp Forest (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Chrysanthemum (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Abstract Leaves (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Four Ferns (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
Folk Art Flower (12 x 12 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop
CafeLatte (6 x 6 inch) – The Crafter´s Workshop