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Never Stop Growing – Art Journal Page

September 8, 2016

Hello everyone, Sanna here today. I recently went to Barcelona for a holiday and was fascinated by Gaudi. This art journal page has lots of color on it, like the tile bench in Parc Güell in Barcelona.

Sanna Lippert, die cut detail art journal page

My starting point for this journal page was a blank art journal page. I chose to use the Macarons die set from Joset Designs as well as the Ribbons 1 set from Els van de Burgt Studio. To that I added some old book sheets and a page from the Through the Lens – Wood patterned cardstock set. Here is how I created the page:

Sanna Lippert, die cut detail art journal page

  1. Apply white gesso onto the art journal page. I added a relatively thick layer to create structure. Let the layer dry properly before moving to the next step.
  2. Use the Ribbons 1 dies to cut “tree trunks” from the Through the Lens – Wood paper.
  3. Run the Macarons die cut set dies through a Big Shot and cut a sheet of old book paper with them.
  4. Add lime, light blue and yellow spray ink to the gessoed background. Let dry.
  5. Spray the Maracons book sheet pieces with orange, purple and yellow spray ink. Glue all pieces onto the background, starting with the “tree trunks”.
  6. Add light and dark blue as well as black paint dots with a paint brush here and there for interest.
  7. Next, with waterproof black ink stamp random patterns onto the background.
  8. Apply white and black texture spray splatters and drawn highlights with black and white pens.
  9. Take a black pen and hand draw circles onto the paper. Paint the background (except the circle areas) with two layers of yellow paint. Let dry properly.
  10. Die cut 2 sets of  Alphabet 1 – Caps from black Soft Finish Cardstock.
  11. Add some more stamping on top of the yellow paint. Adhere a die cut sentiment “never stop growing!” onto the page.
  12. Finally add some white texture spray details and date stamping.

Here is a video start-to-finish for you to watch for further detail:

And here are some detail shots of the finished page:

Sanna Lippert, die cut detail art journal page Sanna Lippert, die cut detail art journal page Sanna Lippert, die cut detail art journal page Sanna Lippert, die cut detail art journal page

I hope you get inspired to try out some art journaling. It´s a great possibility to add bits and pieces and use the stash you have – even the dies – in a totally different way.

Have fun!

Elizabeth Craft Designs: 
Rich Black Soft Finish Cardstock
Alphabet 1 – Caps
Ribbons 1
Through the Lens – Wood

Big Shot
White and black paint pens
Date stamp
Black waterproof stamp ink
Spray inks
Yellow acrylic paint

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  • Joset van de Burgt September 10, 2016 at 8:46 am

    I can watch you play for hours Sanna! Love the finished page! Joset

    • Sanna September 11, 2016 at 6:24 am

      awww.thank you Joset!!! So happy to hear <3

  • Kathleen Adams September 8, 2016 at 6:53 pm

    I love it. It sort of reminds me of subway art.

    • Sanna September 11, 2016 at 6:24 am

      thanks, Kathleen!!!

  • annettegreen264 September 8, 2016 at 10:24 am

    Wow, so VERY Cool!!!

    • Sanna September 11, 2016 at 6:23 am

      thank you, Anette 🙂

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