More Ideas Than Time – Art Journal Page

Hello everyone and happy Wednesday!!! Can´t beliebe it´s July already. We have been enjoying VERY warm weather here in Austria the past few weeks and its not the best of weather for a knee in recovery..so lot´s of quite sleepless nights behind me. Therefore I have been trying to cope with the pains by art journaling… Hoping also this phase will pass.

So here is the latest creation:

I did  some collaging on this one and cut pieces from newspapers and jewellery advertisements for example, to use on this page. There is also some stenciling (by stencil line by STAMPlorations) on the page.

And I also added some stamping (the eye).  Highlights were added with watercolours and Posca pens.

On the background you can see some very light stenciling as I wiped thru the stencil with some Nuvo Mousse. I also matted the page with bright yellow acrylic paint before doing everything else.

I had so much fun with this page!!! Definitely going to do this type of pages more in the future. I think I am hooked ;-)…

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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ATC and Art Journal page in same style

Hello lovelies, I have a a fun project to share with you today;  I´ve created a matching art journal page and a set of artist trading coins. I´ve never done this before and while I was creating the art journal page, I figured I could use the same design to create artist trading coins too. And it was actually lots of fun!!

Here is what I did:
1. I applied the purple and green spray inks onto the background with a paint brush. I applied first just a very light layer of paint, then I went over some areas and applied a more saturated paint area here and there and let those areas air dry. That created the watercolor look onto the page.
2. Next I wripped some tissue paper and adhered it onto the page with Mod Podge. I then treated the tissue paper areas again with the spray ink tones to give them the same color as on the background.
3. After that I took some Architextures rub-ons and applied them onto the dry page (you need to wait until the page is totally dry to add the rub-ons!).
4. Next I took some stamps out (by Rubber Dance) and stamped random images here and there with black stamp ink.
5. After that I took the Leaves 2 stencil and some Tonic Studios Embellishment Mousse and applied the mousse thru the stencil onto the background to create some texture.
6. For finishing touches I fussy cut some Architextures rub-on packaging (they have great sentiments printed on their packaging!!) sentiments and adhered them and some glass beads with Tonic Studios Craft Glue onto the page. It is a really good quality glue as it also adhered the glass beads really well in place! For my artist trading coins I did the exact same steps, but started off with a piece of thick white cardstock which I die cut with the Tonic Studios circle dies.   I really, really like the color combination here!!! It brings up all the spring feelz :). 

A personal note/update: I am sad to say that my design team & brandwagon/social media team member gig with Canvas Corp Brands ended very suddenly last week as the company was sold and the new owner has decided not to continue with the design team functions. So it´s a sudden and sad goodbye. It has been a great four (4!!!) years with Christine (previous owner) and the CCB team and I have really enjoyed my time and working with and for Canvas Corp Brands. I´ve had the possibility to grow and add to my crafty knowledge by not only being part of the design team but also working with in the brandwagon team and managing challenges, blog posts and one of their social media sites! Thank you so much for this amazing time.

I hope to have inspired you with my projects a little today!!!
Wishing you a great, crafty day!!!
Sanna

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Art journal spread „Find Beauty“ – STAMPlorations

Hello everyone, it´s my turn today again to share another mixed media tutorial with you on STAMPlorations blog. For this month´s post, I´ve prepared an art journal spread with steps. I hope you like it!

I aimed for a light and happy spring feel page  and here is what it looks like:

And now to the steps:

Step 1: Start by adhering music note sheets onto the art journal with a varnish or a paper adhesive.

 Step 2: Apply some gesso onto the music note sheets with a palette knife to create a slightly softer and lighter look.

Step 3: Take the Rose Garden stencil and some Distress Paints (worn lipstick, picked raspberry and twisted citron tones) and apply the paints thru the stencil onto the journal spread. I used two pink tones on the roses very randomly and created lighter and darker toned petals that way.

Step 4: Apply paint droplets onto the background with same paint tones using a water tank brush. Step 5: Fussy cut butterflies and adhere to the page, add a stamped sentiment with black stamp ink.
Step 6: Take a tag die cut die and use it as a drawing guide and draw a tag pattern with a black pen onto the background.
Step 7: Color the tags with yellow acrylic paint and let dry properly.
Step 8: Add outlining to the stenciled patterns with a black pen.
Step 9: Add a quote or journaling to the tags and finish off with black ink splatters.
Here are some details of the finished journal spread.

I hope you enjoyed today´s step-by-step and get inspired to play in your art journal a little! Have fun creating!!

Also feel free to take advantage on my STAMPlorations store discount code. Just add „STAMPGIRLSANNA“ upon checkout for 20% off your order!!Happy shopping!!

See you next month with another fun project!
xxx, Sanna
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Be fearless – STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday

Hi there and welcome to another STAMPlorations Stencil Sunday! Today I´d like to share a Art Journal page with you again.

At the moment I am totally addicted to using Tattered Angels Glimmer Mists like watercolors and creating bold and colorful backgrounds with them as my starting point.
I then build my page from there using a Senecio 1 ARTplorations stencil (one of my own designs) with Peacock Feathers Distress Oxide ink on top of the „watercolor“ background. I love how there is that occational shine on the background and then lots of colors combined with a fun stencil image and of course, a quote! Cannot seem to be able to make a page without those anymore.
The word „fearless“ is a STAMPlorations stamp. The rest of the words are hand written using Posca pens. I am liking my handwriting on this piece again alot. So glad I am making progress with my writing and to have discovered the style that also pleases my own eye.
I´ve outlined the stencil images with a black pen to create a little more contrast to the apge and then added some white gel pen details onto them too. That creates a little more dimensional look to the images. That´s it for me today, hope you find some time to play along with the STAMPlorations January mixed media challenge! See you there!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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