Saturday, December 31, 2022

Happy New Year Art Journal Page

Happy New Year! It is the last day of 2022. At the end of a year I often do an art journal page reflecting back and reaching forwards. I made this page first thing in the morning today and what better way to start the last day of the year than with some crafting. 

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Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I used a coral base for the page and combined it with light turquoise and sparkly silver, trying to create a hopeful feel for the new year. 2022 has been a rough year on many levels, but there was also much to be grateful for. I hope 2023 will somehow become a peaceful year, and that my boys will be healthy.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I worked in my Dylusions Small Creative Journal and coated it with gesso.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Paint with Distress Paint.

When dry, paint with Distress paint. I mixed Abandoned Coral into white paint for a lighter shade of coral and also added some Dried Marigold. Mist with water and dabb with a paper towel to create texture.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Sponge paint through Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil.

Place the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil on the page and sponge white paint through it. 

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Sponge paint through Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil.

Off set the stencil slightly and sponge with Cracked Pistachio and then a little Salvaged Patina.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Sponge paint through Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil.

I used the Simon Says Stamp Snowfall and Banks stencil to create a sprinkle of smaller circles with Abandoned Coral.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Sponge paint through Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil.

Stamp the years with Tim Holtz Worn Text and add highlights to the larger circles with a white gel pen.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp circles with Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stamp set..

Stamp various circles with Surf and Sherbet Pawsitively Saturated inks, using the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stamp set.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Die cut Big Happy from Luxe glitter cardstock.

Die cut the title from Simon Says Stamp Luxe Glitter cardstock and from black cardstock. It's the Simon Says Stamp Big Happy die. I wrote the rest of the title by hand. 

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp sentiments.

Stamp sentiments here and there using various stamp sets. This one comes from Simon Says Stamp All Seasons Tree

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Stars were also die cut from the Luxe Glitter paper using the Simon Says Stamp Stars die. The starburst stamp in the background is one of my favorite elements on this page.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

More stamped words, this time from Simon Says Stamp Forest Scenery.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I stamped two borders under the years. Tim's Worn Text stamp set is one of my favorite alphabet/numbers sets.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I have used this sentiment stamp from Simon Says Stamp Document It quite a bit this year and thought it also worked great on a new year's page.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The coral, turquoise/pistachio and orange combo is such fun and joyful.

Layers of ink - Happy New Year Art Journal Page Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The Luxe Glitter papers have a mix of small and large chunks of glitter.




Happy New Year! I hope it will be a year filled with creativity and crafting.

Thank you so much for stopping by here today!

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin


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Friday, December 23, 2022

Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas

Merry Christmas to everyone! I am sharing my last Christmas project of the year, a mixed media canvas with dimensional flowers.

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Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

My canvas board is 6x6 in, but you can also do the project in other sizes or do the techniques on a card or in an art journal page. The background was done with Distress Paint, stencils, texture paste, grit paste and Rock Candy glitter and has a fun festive shimmer. It doesn't have to be a Christmas project, just change the sentiments. 

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Apply paste through Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil.

Coat the canvas with gesso and when dry add Texture Paste through the Simon Says Stamp Mix and Match Circles stencil with a palette knife.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Paint with Distress Paint.

When dry, paint with watered down Distress Paint and mist with more water to blend even more.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

When dry, sponge paint through the Simon Says Stamp Medium Dots stencil. I mixed Abandoned Coral with a little white paint.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Stamp with Simon Says Stamp Old Letter.


Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Dry brush brown paint around the edges.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Place the stencil back on the design and apply Snowfall Grit Paste with a palette knife. Sprinkle Rock Candy Glitter into the paste.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Die cut the Tim Holtz Holiday Brushstrokes 3 from heavystock paper and Simon Says Stamp red glitter paper. I die cut more than one of all the pieces.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color the flower with Distress Ink.

Smear Distress Ink on a non-stick craft sheet and mist with water. Press the papers into the ink. Let dry and repeat until you are happy with the look.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Repeat the process with Distress Oxide ink, using only a little ink.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Glue the flowers and leaves together and then shape with Tim Holtz Shaping Tools.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I stamped a sentiment from Simple Sayings on Christmas Backdrops paper and also added a Quote Flair.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Glue the flowers to the canvas and layer the leaves around them. 

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The background has many layers: paint, texture paste circles, smaller circles, stamping, grit paste and glitter. 

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The Snowfall Grit Paste and Rock Candy glitter add a great shimmering look to the circles, while also letting the paint, pink dots and stamping show through. I used the same products to create snow on my Christmas Clock posted a couple of days ago.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also added a few Clippings Stickers.

Layers of ink - Christmas Flower Mixed Media Canvas tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The flowers have quite a bit of dimension and life. 
 




Merry Christmas!! I hope you will have a wonderful time!

Thank you so much for stopping by here today!

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin


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Wednesday, December 21, 2022

Scenic Christmas Clock

Hi friends! Today, I have another Christmas d├ęcor project to share, a winter scene in a clock.

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Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I built a little winter/Christmas scene in a Tim Holtz Christmas Curio Clock using mainly shades of pink, turquoise and white. One of my favorite things is to create the look of snow in different ways and here I used texture paste, Rock Candy Glitter and Grit Paste Snowfall.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Ink the Tim Holtz Tree Rings folder with Saltwater Taffy and Abandoned Coral. Cut a circle from watercolor paper, mist the paper and emboss.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Glue the embossed paper to the back of the clock. I also wanted to lift the floor a little and cut a piece of mat board. Add two blocks of foam underneath, or something similar. 

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Color Tim Holtz Baubles and Bubbles with alcohol ink. Place a few drops of alcohol ink in a plastic bag and place the baubles in the bag. I colored some Heirloom Roses too, but ended up not using them.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Fill a Tim Holtz Snowglobe with baubles and bubbles, using some without color too. Sprinkle mica flakes into the globe.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I kept the globe upside down in the wooden base when filling it up.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Color Tim Holtz trees with Distress Paint. I used two shades of pink on the larger tree and Salvaged Patina on the smaller one.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Color the Tim Holtz Trees.

When dry, add some Dina Wakley white paint to the pine needles, as snow.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I painted the horns of a deer with Salvaged Patina. The candy canes and Salvaged Deer were painted with matte medium and covered with Rock Candy Glitter. I added some glitter to the trees too.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson. Add texture paste as snow.

The silver rim of the clock was painted white. Apply a thick layer of texture paste to the clock and press the embellishments into the paste, which will act as a glue.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The nose of the deer was painted with Dried Marigold before adding the glitter.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

Add mica flakes to the paste and then sprinkle with Rock Candy glitter.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I also added bubbles and baubles directly to the snow. 

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The Rock Candy adds a really nice glittery and frosty effect.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I painted the base of the snowglobe white and then coated that too with Rock Candy.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I applied Snowfall Grit Paste around the rim of the and sprinkle with Rock Candy, giving the look of frosty ice.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

The snowglobe filled with mica, bubbles and baubles adds to the playful feel of the scene.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I added three Mirrored Stars to the background, splattering them with white paint.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

You can add so many things into the clock since there is quite a bit of space.

Layers of ink - Magical Christmas Clock Tutorial by Anna-Karin Evaldsson.

I hope you enjoyed this tutorial. The project doesn't have to be a Christmas one since the Curio clock is great also for general winter scenes. 




Thank you so much for stopping by here today!

Happy stamping!

Anna-Karin


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