Today art journal page

Hello and happy Sunday! Today I´m just stopping by to share a burlap art journal page with you. During the first lockdown last spring I regularly watched the Dina Wakley Facebook lives and enjoyed them very much. Back then I created a set of mixed media tags and one of them found a forever home in my art journal recently.

I used various Ranger products for this page. The tag is made with spray inks, bits and bobs from the Collage Collective book by Dina, some Tim Holtz stamps and Dina´s Scribbe Sticks. On the background I have added some white paint from Dina with some Nuvo Embellishment Mousse in blue and a Nuvo Glitter Paste. The hand written word is done by a good scrappy friend (thanks again, Lizzy) .

I haven´t been doing that many burlap pages and I am not that used to it, but adding a strong focal point like this „tag“ makes the page „pop“. And adding some bits and bobs of various media brings the page together. I really enjoy playing in this journal with various types of pages at the moment.

Wishing you all a lovely day!!!
xxx, Sanna


Art moves AJ page

Hello and happy Saturday!!! Today I´m sharing another art journal page with you, this time from my black journal. This is my first take on a kraft page. Turned out quite fun with gloss sprays.

I wanted to see how the gloss sprays show on a kraft paper background and bright colours show really well. I love the resist surface they create! And the slight shine!

I just added spray splots and let them run on the page and react with each other. After that layer was dry, I sprayed midnight thru a stencil of mine (see both positive and negative image on the page).

Next I added some Tim Holtz Tiny Text stamp sentiments and misted and pasted (modeling paste thru a stencil of mine) baby wipe circles. I love the texture they create!

For finishing touches I added some chipboard numbers in same colours as on the background and then wrote the quote with a white signo uni-ball pen. Simple and easy, still quite a few layers but also some white space left still.

And now the most important question: Have you played with Dina´s gloss sprays yet? I´ve played just a little and I love them. So much fun! Totally love the glossy effect they create and the fact that there is no shimmer or shine to them. I do love shimmer sprays too, but it´s nice using ones without for a change :).

Hope your weekend is great!! Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna


Positive thoughts AJ page

Hello everyone and happy Thursday! Today I´m sharing another art journal page with you. This one, was just something I made quickly after work to sort my thoughts and calm my mind. Thus the messy look..

I just did random stuff, like applying paint and Dina Wakley Scribble Sticks onto the background. Then I drew the „flowers“ with a Stabilo pen and colored them in with Scribble Sticks. After that I added the stenciling (spray ink tinted paste used as media here). The stencil is one of my own stencil designs at STAMPlorations.

After that I added the quote „grow positive thoughts“. Just a reminder for myself on what to focus on on tough days. And then I went crazy and added some darkness to the page by applying Liquitex ink (black) here and there, then misting it with water mist and letting the drips and drops do what they did on their own. The page looks a bit chaotic, but my day was that too, so it fits the mood. And I´m a mood journaler..

Wishing you a greater day than mine – and if your´s is as bad as mine, try putting those feelings down on your art journal page. It really helps to get rid of the weight we tend to carry with us. You´ll feel much better afterwords!! I promise!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna