Beauty „tag“

Hello everyone and happy Tuesday! Today I´m again sharing another „tag“ from my play time with Dina Wakley´s gloss sprays.

For this one I´ve used all kinds of residue pieces I had left over from previous play. The background has a layer of residue paint on it, on top of that there is a layer of Lindy´s spray ink.

Then, on top of that is a piece of Dylusions Creative Journal packaging paper that I applied some night gloss spray onto. There is also some magenta (does not show in the picture, sorry) gloss spray pressed onto the paper from a stencil. That was residue that I just could not wipe away.

Beneath the Dylusions paper there is stamping made with grey StazOn (stamp by Tim Holtz – Tiny Text). And on top of that paper, there is a cluster of Collage collective paper strips and a piece of used, dry, color covered baby wipe. All attached together with a tiny attacher. Then a hand written (thanks Lizzy!) sentiment and a few buttons.

I´m loving these „tags“! Creating them is almost meditative for me and I don´t think much when making them. Just putting stuff on paper :). So much fun!

Happy crafting,
xxx, Sanna

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2nd batch of mixed media „tags“

Hello and happy 1st of July!!! Can you believe it´s already July!? June sure didn´t feel like June this year – we had rain, rain, rain and some more rain. Then it was all the time chilly and grey. Very much not June-like. So here´s to hoping that July will be a bit better. I miss the sunshine and sitting outside and just breathing in the summer vibes.

The weather is not good for hanging around outside in the garden, but it´s good for being creative! So I have been doing mixed media stuff. Lot´s, actually.

These tags are inspired by one of Dina Wakley´s Facebook lives. I had so much fun first applying gloss sprays, then bits and pieces from her Collage Collective book and then some washi and paper snippets.

These actually aren´t tags, but just wripped off pages form a very small journal. But they will make great additions to art journal pages and/or cards even.

And the gloss sprays! Boy do I like using them! I love the resist effect they create and how they react on top of each other and when mixed. And pulling prints from a spray splat – that sure is so much fun!! I haven´t even tried out what else is possible with this product, but I can say, they really are a great buy. AND the colours are just gorgeous! I really love them! And I don´t get paid for saying that, by the way :-D.

If you haven´t tried them yet and you are into art journaling, mixed media an such, I think you should give at least one or two colours a try :). Just saying!

Have a great day and a fabulous July!
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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At Home Art Journal Page

Hello lovelies and happy Tuesday! I hope you had a good start into the new week? Mine was nice, I´m slowly starting to feel better after my knee surgery – baby steps, but steps anyways! Yesterday marks 5 weeks in recovery and I am slowly getting better! Yay!!! I am not my old self yet, but I am slowly working myself back to mobility again. It was kinda hard for me to accept the fact, that it will take so much time and effort, honestly. And I know it´s not the end of the road yet, but I feel better than a few weeks back, so reason enough to celebrate little achievements. Thus this page:

I´ll also share some layers until the finished page – here is what I started with:

A layer of Mister Huey´s watercolors to start with (remember those by Studio Calico?). And then some stamping with Nuvo Hybrid Poppy Red stamp ink and the Rubber Dance Doodle Flowers stamp set.

Next some Finnabair Art Basics heavy gesso here and there.

After that some rub-on alphas, random pencil marks and fussy cut paper triangles for texture.

Next I took a palette knife and applied some acrylic paints with it very randomly onto the background. Then I draw along the color lines with Posca pens added a few rub-on animals and a Distress Oxide and Nuvo Embellishment Mousse painted die cut tag (by STAMPlorations) onto the page. Added sentiment onto that and started painting the rub-on animals with watercolour paint.

For fnishing touches I outlined the animals and the triangles with black Posca pen.

It´s a very bold page I created. I just went with what felt comfortable for me and apparently strong colors and bold is what I am going towards at the moment.

Have a great week, everyone!
xxx, Sanna

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Dankeschön Tag – Tonic Studios

Happy Tuesday everyone! Today I´m sharing a bold and colorful tag with you. This one truly is a color explosion. I started by adding layers of paints onto the manila tag, then adding stamping and rub-ons, but didn´t quite like the coors and the look the tag, so I „fixed it“ by adding some more :).

After the rub-on, I took a Blue Topaz Glimmer Glam tone and applied it onto the tag very freely with a paint brush. This added sparckle and intensive color and the tag immediately looked totally different.

I had a really cool blue dotted washi tape (by Alexandra Renke) in my stash so I added a strip of that into the middle. Then I added some leftover hexagon die cut pieces on both sides. I layered them on top of each other and it created a really cool look. I love the strong colors here!

I also die cut the „Dankeschön“ sentiment with a Tonic Studios German die cut die from pink paper. Love the pink with the blues here! For finishing touches I then went totally crazy and added older product like sticky chipboard pieces (I think they are by Basic Grey or Pink Paislee; sorry – can´t really remember which one). And to top of it all, some glittery and shiny 3D flowers here and there. I suppose those are by Basic Grey and DCWV (I think). Like I said, really old stash – some stash busting done here too :).

This tag will make a great „thank you“ tag for a present at some point. Just need to make sure the recipient loves bold, happy colors and lots of layers and details.

OK, next post will be something else than a crazy pattern and color explosion 🙂 – I promise!

Happy crafting, lovelies!
xxx, Sanna

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