A set of cards and another simply stencils idea

Hi there! I wanted to share with you a few quick cards I created using some pieces I had left over from my previous project I created with the Frog Dog Studio May Kit.

For my previous project I had mixed some light blue molding paste together and used it for the second art journal page. Since I had some paste over I wiped it thru the typewriter stencil onto a piece of white cardstock and used it for the “hello” card. I also sprayed some “New Sprout” spray ink over the masked paper to make it more colorful. Then I just fussy cut it and glued it down on a card base, added the stamped sentiment and some black color splatters and the card was all done.

For the bird card I used a piece of vellum paper (also from the kit). I first placed the vellum over a dry embossing folder, then rubbed/scratched with oil pastel pens over the paper to get the pattern onto the paper. After that I just stamped a bird (Dina Wakley “Scribbly Birds”) with black Archival Ink onto the vellum, fussy cut it and glued it down onto the card. The rest I just doodled onto the card.

For the 3rd card I again took a piece of vellum paper and made the pattern as follows:

I first colored a layer with different oil pastel color tones pretty randomly.

After that I colored a second layer with a black oil pastel pen on top of the other layer, placed a leaf stencil (by The Crafter´s Workshop) over the layer and scratched with a sharp plastic tool the black layer off around the stencil lines. Then I just repeated this phase as long as I had the pattern I wanted. After that I just wripped the paper quite randomly around the edges and glued it down to a card base and stamped a sentiment. Fast and easy and reminds me of my first grade art class at school :).

Hope you have enjoyed this little “Simply stencils” idea and get inspired to try it out yourself! Have fun!

xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
May 2014 Mixed Media Kit

“Simply Stencils” – Art journal pages with the May kit

Hi there! I had a great time playing with the May kit and here are two art journal pages I made (warning!! long and photo heavy post coming up :)…):

btw. these are my first “simply stencils” May projects, but I have a feeling there will be some more to come :)…
Here are a few details on how I created these two pages. Lets start with the upper one first:

I first covered the paper with white gesso, let it dry and then went on by applying the Fresco Finish translucent paint onto the page (Beach Hut & Pumpkin soup from the kit – more colours on the store). After the paint was dry I sprayed some “New Sprout” spray ink here and there.

I then applied some black artist oil pastel color onto the mask that comes with the kit and placed the mask over the page. Next I just used my finger for rubbing all the color from the mask onto the page.

After that I used some Dina Wakley mixed media stamps with blue Staz-on ink (April kit) and Hero Arts shadow dye ink (cup o´ joe) for stamping random images onto the background.

I then took a piece of vellum book paper that was in the kit and dabbed some fluid chalk ink over it. I just love the soft look these inks create on the vellum. Then I let the ink dry properly.

After the paper was dry I stamped a few stamp images with blue Staz-on ink onto the vellum paper. The stamp is by Dina Wakley (from the Scribbly Birds set).

Next I just glued the vellum piece “into” the typewriter and added some doodling and ink splatters.

Here are some detail photos:

Here are some step-by-step photos of the second page:
I again used the Fesco paints and a green oil pastel pen for the background.
Next I used the pastel peach chalk ink for creating flower patterns.
Then I mixed some molding paste with the blue Fesco paint to create a light blue paste and applied it over the stencil using a palette knife.
Then I went and outlined the flowers with a black Copic brush pen.
After that I took a dry embossing folder and placed a piece of vellum paper over it and then scratched some green oil pastel colour onto the paper. This way you can “copy” the pattern onto the paper. I remember using this technique with coins and a pencil when I was small :). I then used this piece for creating a typewrite sheet for my page. As you will see on the main photo, I later changed the colour to yellow, as I didn´t quite like the green rose pattern.

 Here are some close-up photos of the second page. As you can see I´ve also added some oil pastels over the flowers to create more depth and separated the two background colours from each other by creating a doodled leaf pattern.

There are also some black and white doodled accents here and there on the page and I have outlined the stencil pattern with a thin black pen for more contrast.


 Have fun with your kit!
xoxo, Sanna

Used products:
May 2014 Mixed Media Kit