Stencil challenge reminder – STAMPlorations

Hello lovelies and welcome to the June STAMPlorations stencil challenge reminder post! Whew, what a sentence!! 🙂 Without further ado, here is my take for the June reminder post:

I again created a double spread into my art journal. The theme of these pages is: The Story of Living Things. I bought an old book about „living things“ a year ago from a trift store. I thought now was a good time to start using it!

During the social isolation the nature got a well deserved pause from us humans and this art journal is a „hommage“ on all living things, except us humans.

On this page I used glossy paint and spray ink on the background. It created a faux wooden pattern. On top are clear stickers from STAMPlorations as well as white texture paste applied thru one of my stencils. The birdies on a branch are by STAMPlorations as well as is the stamp set I used to stamp it with. The leaves are hand drawn on old book paper and the text is from the trift store book.

For the second page I used white paint and spray ink on the background to create a resist area. Then I stamped with STAMPlorations stamps onto the background and added a green tinted texture paste thru one of my stencil designs around the edges. The focal point of this page are the flowers, stamped on an old book page, then misted and highlighted with Posca pens.

I really enjoyed creating this inspiration spread for the reminder post! Now is your turn. There is still plenty of time to play along. Remember to follow the rules and have fun with this months challenge!!! Can´t wait to see what you create!

Happy stenciling,
xxx, Sanna

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Calm AJ Page

Hello everyone and happy Friday!! I have been playing in my Dylusions Creative Journal again and I must say I love this bigger size.

For this page I started with various spray inks on the background. The leaf pattern is misted thru a leftover die cut paper sheet. I also pressed various leftover spray inks from stencils onto the background. Thus the random color „splots“. Next I added some old rub-ons onto the background. I´ve had them for years and they still worked!

Then I drew the face. This time I only added some colour to the eyes and the lips. On top of it all I painted some patterns with Distress Crayons.

On top of that I added some red spray ink thru one of my own stencil designs. Then I wrote the quote and fussy cut some Dina Wakley washi tape circles and adhered them to the page. For finishing touches I added a little stamping.

I had a fun time creating this face. It´s again a little bit different that then previous ones. Still dabbling there to find the way to draw them the way I enjoy the most.

Wishing you a creative weekend!
xxx, Sanna

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Ugh! People! AJ page

Hello lovelies and happy Tuesday! Today I´m sharing another art journal page with you again. This time something colorful and bright with a fun Dylusions stamped sentiment. I feel this sentiment just fits the pulse of the time ;-)…

For this page I´ve used Distress Stain on the background, mixing four colours together on one page. Then I´ve sprayed some yellow spray ink thru my STAMPlorations stencil „A Whale´s Tale“ (upper right corner).

After that I added some Dina Wakley stamp images onto the background with grey stamp ink (Nuvo). Then I took another stamp from Dina and applied her Scribble Sticks onto the stamp and stamped the circles. To make them better stand out from the backgrund I added white Posca pen around them. Then I drew the people, free hand, my style. This is something I learned at Louise Nelson´s class in Norway.

And of course they have glasses and a pixie, like I do :). For finishing touches, I added some stamping with black stamp ink (stamps by STAMPlorations and Dyan Reaveley). And „green pox“ added with scribble sticks.

Love how this one turned out! I am so much enjoying playing in my art journal recently. How are you spending your time? Did you discover any new interests during the isolation? I wish I could have done more, but my knee does not let me…

Wishing you a lovely day,
xxx, Sanna

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Love, wish, dream AJ page

Hello lovelies and happy Sunday! Today I´m stopping by to share another colourful art journal page with you. This time I started with spray inks on the background.

After spraying the ink, I applied distress paint thru one of my stencil design stencil onto the page, then applied some old rub-ons. These must be 10 years old at least and they still worked!

After all this I added some black stamp images onto the background (Tim Holtz stamp designs from back in the day). There are also some colored tissue triangles, some hand journaling and a gelli plate blue paper that I cut into a tag form and added the stamping and faux stitching.

I needed some colour and bold patterns to cheer me up and this is what I ended up with.

Hoping your day has been nice so far?! Take care,
xxx, Sanna

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Spring AJ page

Hello lovelies and happy Saturday!!! Today I have a fun and colorful art journal page up. It´s all about spring.

I´ve used Distress Paints on the background, then added my stencil patterns with various Distress Paint tones on top. To highlight the stencil patterns, I outlined some of them with Posca Pens.

Next I misted an old book page and stamped the Dina Wakley birdie onto the misted page with black stamp ink. Then I hand drew the leaves. After fussy cutting them I adhered everything on place, added the word stamping and wrote and colored the word spring.

I love how colorful and happy this page turned out. Being isolated and at home all the time I have been enjoying the spring birds sing in our garden. And since there is no other background noice (highway, cards, ambulances, airplanes), you can really hear the gorgeous nature noices of spring outside!! Something good that comes out of this „lockdown“.

Wishing you a lovely spring weekend!!!
xxx, Sanna

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