Seed – STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge reminder

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today it´s again time to share the March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge Reminder projects with you.

Here is my take:

This is actually the first piece to the two-piece-set of canvases I created. I shared the second piece on March 1st for the reveal post (here). This is the beginning of the series and it basically says, that life begins from a seed. So the starting point is the same, but the second piece says we are all different originals :). That´s the idea behind this set of two, basically.

For this canvas I used plenty of spray inks, some glitter paste (tinted and transparent) and also lots of found objects, mainly from the nature. Also I´ve added a tinted piece of canvas with rub-ons on it to the background.

This piece is actually a little bit older than the second part of this set. I craeted this piece while holding a class a while ago, but I´ve never shared this piece anywhere and since I now made a set out of them, I found that I should share them both.

That´s my take for the reminder post. There is still enough time for you to join the March STAMPlorations Stencil Challenge. Hope you will do so! Cannot wait to see what you make!!!

Wishing you a great day and happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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One stencil 3 ways – A Tina Walker & StencilGirl collaboration

Hello everyone!!! Today I´m sharing a set of three projects here on my blog. They were all created using one stencil. The idea of these projects was brought to life by Tina Walker, who organizes collaborations with/for StencilGirl. This time I could also play along, as I happen to own one stencil by them :).

We were challenged to create a) a art journal page b) a home decor piece and c) something else of our own choice, but the point was to use only one (same) stencil by StencilGirl on all of the projects.

I used this stencil (stencil name: Tiny Medallion) by Maria McGuire on all of my projects.

Let´s start by sharing the art journal I created. I´ve used really bright and happy acrylic paint colors on this spread and then added a Gelli Plate magazine transfer picture on top. It´s originally a Replay advertisement, but I cut off the „RE“ :). Now it better fits my journal page theme 🙂

I´ve added stamping (Viva Las Vega Stamps) and Posca pen Details as well as washi tape to the spread and finished the page off by adding black stenciling on top of it all. A quote (I love quotes!) highlights the stenciling and draws the eye to the stencil patterns.

Then there is the home decor piece. I decided to create a wall art piece as I happened to have a bulky wooden board at home. I first gessoed the whole board with white gesso, then repeatedly added layers of Distress Ink on top to create the faux watercolor effect to the page. And for finishing touches and as a centerpiece I added again a black paint stenciled Image with a Tim Holtz chipboard sentiment in the middle of it.

And finally, the free of choice project – I chose to create a set of artist trading cards. I´ve used a Gelli Plate treated mgazine page as my background (the green one). Underneath there are layers of fabric and paint covered baby wipes as texture. I´ve gessoed the stencil Image with white gesso onto each one of them and then added a spray ink misted chipboard circle piece on top. A metal button and a Dina Wakley stamp Sentiment as well as some sewing finish these artist trading cards off. I´ve stamped on a piece of old book paper – love the worn out look of this paper!

And a bonus set of two artist trading cards was also a result of this creative session. I did basically all the same like on the previous ones, except for the DIY mold clay flowers which I misted with spray inks and for the layer of paint covered baby wipe & fabric circles under the clay flowers.

 

Also, here´s a short video featuring the projects in detail:

I really enjoyed creating these projects and had lots of fun taking part to this collaboration/challenge. Thanks for all the fun, Tina!!! Now hop over to her blog to see what other peeps created!!!

Go see the other participants takes and the main page here:

Stencil Girl Blog
Cathy Frailey
Deb Riddell
Linda Wyatt
Tracy Kueger
Tina Walker

Thanks for stopping by,
xxx, Sanna

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Art display wall at home

Hello everyone and happy Saturday!! Today I´d like to share a DIY art wall with you all. See, I have been collecting art done by my crafty friends for a while now and finally had so much together, that I could decorate a whole staircase wall section with them.

Here is what it now looks like:

This staircase wall is the one leading to my studio upstairs and it took my husband and me a whole Saturday to get it done.

I´ve framed the art pieces (if they weren´t on a frame yet!) into IKEA shadow frames. I love the depth this type of frames create around the picture/art piece.

Most of the art is by my very talented and lovely crafty friend Tina Walker. I love what se does!!! And then there are pieces by Tracy Albrechtson Krueger, Maria Potapovich and Louise Nelson. Some, even, are by me. And a few of them were a result of a collaboration of some kind. Oh, and there is a mask from the Amazon in the middle of it all as I find that it perfectly goes with the rest of the art pieces. Our visit there last summer has left an impression – I truly was in awe of the beauty of the rainforest. I think a piece of my heart stayed there…

Anyway, this wall is very special and what better way to get inspired on one´s way to the studio than to pass a art collection like this!!

Here you can see the arrangement from the front, sorry for the bad lighting here, it was a little bit later and darker when I took the last photos.

This art wall makes me soooo happy! Have you displayed art on your walls? Is it by yourself or do you collect art pieces by your crafty friends, like I did? I´d love to see how you display the art!!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

Remember When – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello lovelies! I love up-cycling old items and as I recently got some old kitchen items gifted to me by a family friend, I immediately knew I wanted to alter them to various types of home and/or wall art items. So let´s start with the first object – a kind of grating aid, I suppose. It is build out of wood, so it must be quite old and has metal pins sticking out  of the middle to maybe hold a piece of vegetable still when grating. Hard to tell, as I haven´t seen such a piece in action, but that is what I supposed it to be. And here is what I ended up creating out of it:

I first painted the base with Tattered Angels Color Wash paints in Latte and Old Bronze tones. After the paint was dry, I started adding details to the piece.

I added some embossing ink stripes here and there on the very top and bottom of the wooden piece and applied some turquoise ultra thick embossing powder to the areas. Then I wiped the embossing ink around the edges of the piece and added golden embossing powder to the areas. After that I took out some stencils and added Nuvo Mousse thru the stencils to create a leafy pattern.

Next I started building layers. I weaved a hemp cord across the metal pin area and then added some glass beads onto the top and bottom areas to keep the cord on place. Next I took some Paper Whimsy wooden alterable elements and painted those with white paint and golden Nuvo Mousse. The bigger piece also got some 7gypsies rubons added onto the surface. The white pieces have a very thin layer of glitter glue on top of the paint for additional shine.

Creating this type of pieces is very intuitional for me. I go with what feels good for me at the moment, just picking a color combination I want to use and then I just let the piece guide me. I wanted to add wings to the piece, so I embossed Paper Whimsy wings with thick turquoise embossing powder and also added some embossing enamels on top for a more interesting look.

I added some Dresden Paper „rays“ under the wings for an additional detail and poured blue glitter onto the areas in between the rays. And also added some white embossing enamel here and there to better combine the bottom piece with the wings. On the very top there is a resin flower I created with molds a while back. I´ve used golden Glimmer Mist to alter the colour of the flower – you can see that done on this particular video of my Tattered Angels Glimmer Mist video series.

I have used gel medium for adhering all pieces on place as I really want them to stay put, since this piece is designed to be hung on a wall. The remember when chipboard piece really fits this project perfectly in my opinion and adds a nice details to the altered item.

Next time when you are junking, take a second look at those small kitchen items you can find at a garage sale or junk store. You never know what you might find! I really like how this piece turned out.

I hope I could inspire you to take a second look at items you would have otherwise threwn away! It can be so much fun giving them a new life as a piece of altered art!!
Happy crafting,
Sanna

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Fall blog hop continues – Canvas Corp Brands

Hello everybody, did you get a chance to hop on through our amazing CCB Fall Blog hop yet? Here is what I did for it: click here for a direct link. I really love what Steph created for it. It´s a set of lovely Halloween Treat Bags (see her picture underneath). Go check our her blog here.

Don’t forget to hop on through and leave comments along the way! Here is the full list for hopping thru this blog hop. Have fun and good luck with the prizes!!

xxx,
Sanna