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New Art Journal Page – Something Wonderful…

Good evening my dear friends,

Tonight I would like to share with you a new art journal spread I’ve just completed which is my entry for the

More than Words February 2016 Main Challenge WONDERFUL & SPARKLE


Hope you’ll like it! 🙂


I created this spread in my handmade art journal on acrylic paper. Without any priming I started to collage scraps of paper, in clusters, randomly around the pages using matte medium to glue them down and then I added a thin layer of modelling paste through a stencil on top of the collage. When everything was dry I began adding colour to the background using ColourArte primary elements and Radiant Rain shimmer mists and left it to dry.

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Separately I covered the chipboard inserts with a coat of white gesso and painted them in the same manner this time adding also a few sprinkles of Brusho pigments. The chipboard trellis itself I just covered with black gesso. I returned to the spread and sponged heavy white gesso covering part of the paint, dried the gesso using a heating tool and stamped the girls face using Staz On ink.


When everything was dry, I framed the pages with a handmade marble dust paste that I applied through a stencil. heat set it, and painted it with raw umber acrylic paint mixed with acrylic glaze. While the paint was still wet I removed some of it with a baby wipe. I repeated the same steps this time using Snow Cone gelatos and when this was dry I rubbed Archival Ink Coffee for a more grungy look.

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For the finishing touches I used some of my handspun art yarn, few flowers, feathers, lots of Prima lovely sparkling crystals, Finnabair black fine glitter and a handmade paperclay tiny bird. The sentiment “always believe something wonderful is about to happen” is from a Donna Downey stamp set.


Thank you so much for stopping by and don’t forget to check out my new Online Workshop, you can watch a video trailer HERE.

Have a wonderful evening,

Much love,

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  1. wonderful artistic presentation

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  2. Wowsers Sandra this is really fabulous. I love the colours and all the yummy details too. You have totally rocked our challenge. Thanks you so much for playing along with us at More Than Words.

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  3. Your art Journal page Seriously ROCKS…… ♥ it! Thank you Sanda for joining our February challenge over @ More Than Words! x

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  4. Ohhh, these colours are superb! I love it! Thanks for playing along with us at More Than Words!

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  5. Intriguing design Sanda. Thank you for sharing your work with the world!

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  6. Gorgeous journal pages! love the colors and texture! All the best from More Than Words! 🙂

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  7. Sandayour work always amazes me! Thank you for playing with us @ More than Words!

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  8. This is so cool! Such great color and texture!

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  9. totally agree with the text!
    the background is so cool! Outstanding work !
    thanks for playing with us at More Than words!

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  10. Wonderful mixed media techniques and gorgeous design! Thank you for playing along with us at More Than Words!

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  11. Sanda, so happy you shared so many close ups! oh my gosh, such gorgeous textures and blended colors! I want to feel the pages! I do love your art! Thanks so much for sharing this!!
    Jackie xx

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