Scribble stick face

Hello and happy Tuesday!! So I have been doing #the100dayproject for the first time and I´ve been drawing faces on tags for that. It´s almost done now and in between the smaller sized faces I did a few in my art journals too. This one, for example, was one done in just a few minutes with Scribble Sticks by Dina Wakley.

I challenged myself to draw a face as quikly as I could on a canvas page. It was tricky, as canvas moves under the crayon. I also just drew and didn´t presketch anything! Thus the wonky proportions :).

But it was really fun to try this out. I might leave this page as is or come back to it later and add bits and bobs or only use parts of the face or add tags on top. I haven´t figured that part out yet. But it was a fun exercise nevertheless!

We´ll see how this page develops from here ;-). Have a great day!
xxx, Sanna

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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

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Looking back AJ page

Hello and happy Friday!! This also means some vacation time for me! Yay!!! I am again stopping by to make another art journal share today. This time it´s another face experiment. This one is very soft compared to the ones I have been sharing recently. I don´t know why she turned out like that, but really like the result. I always start with an idea and then it just starts to live it´s own life and turns into totally something else than I planned.

The starting point for this face was a Tim Holtz stamp set called Tiny Text. I simply applied grey StazOn onto the stamps, while they were still all attached to the packaging and stamped the words into my journal. I wanted to paint a face on top of stamped sentiments. So I did.

I think it was the words that let me to this softer look. I grabbed the gloss sprays and sprayed magenta, lemon, cheddar, white and fuchsia tones around the stamped are. Then I drew the face.

I colored the hair with Scribble Sticks (also by Dina) and wrote the quote. The eyes, lips and the blue splatters are done with Scribble Sticks too. All in all this was a really simple page to do. But I really like the look of it.

Now that it´s summer holiday time – what are you planning on doing? We are not going to fly anywhere, even though flights to some countries are already possible. Just playing safe and not stepping into an airplane. On the other hand, we miss the sea..so there is a certain conflict there. We´ll probably just end up spending the vacation at home in the end. Rather play safe than be sorry..

Have a great weekend, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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Mixed media „tags“

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share a set of „tags“ with you. I call them tags, but they are actually just wripped off pages from a small journal. I have been following Dina Wakley´s Facebook lives throughout the physical distansing period and have gotten addicted to her products :).

And on Friday these beauties arrived!! I had finally given in and ordered myself the gloss sprays!! And a few of Dina´s paints and some other goodies (by Tim Holtz). Thanks, Art From The Heart for the fast delivery!!

And then I started to play – I hadn´t used the sprays before, so there was lots of „spray and learn“ things going on in my studio. And once I got the hang of it, I did a few tags, a few art journal pages and such. Here is the first „tag“ set featuring some of Dina´s products.

I also used a spray ink by Lindy´s on the background (the brown one), but the rest is by Dina, Tim and Dyan. You guys cannot imagine how much fun I had!!!

On this one I just wiped some residue heavy body paint onto the background, then dabbed some residue gloss spray onto it and took a paint comb and did the pattern. Then Lindy´s spray on top and for finishing touches Dina´s washi and bits and pieces from her collage collective book and Dyan´s journal cover slip.

For the second one I did he background again with Lindy´s brown spray. Then I took bits from Collage Collective book and cut them into pieces and created the cluster. The stamping is done using StazOn stamp ink in dark grey and Tim´s stamp set called Tiny Text. I also drew a leaf branch with Scribble Sticks and added a button.

I really like the tags – I am for sure going to incorporate them either into an art journal page or onto a card at some point. We´ll see.

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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Face on pink AJ page

Hello everyone and happy Sunday! Today it´s again face-share-day. That means another peek into my art journal and sharing a face experiment. I started with the bold magenta background. It´s brayered.

That is one bold starting point, eh? Then I drew the face lines and form and started painting with colours. I again used Dina Wakley paints here. And I chose colours on purpose that I hadn´t used on a face so far. Like, she has really nice brown eyes and brown hair. And she is wearing a turtle neck pullover in eggplant colour and turquoise expensive looking earrings ;-).

She definitely is more exotic than the ladies I painted before her. For painting I used Dina Wakley paints and and also her scribble sticks for splatters. The journal is by Dylusions (the bigger one).

I find painting these faces very relaxing by now. I´m not stressing too much about getting things „right“ or creating realistic looks. The ladies that show up, are totally imaginary and the process is lots of fun. I might call this journal my Face Book, when I´m all done. And it will be exciting to see, if and how much I´ve developed, when, I one day, finish this journal. It has plenty of pages, so it might take a while :).

Wishing you a lovely Sunday!!
xxx, Sanna

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