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Freedom is a state of mind art journal page

Freedom is a state of mind art journal page

Good morning my lovely friends,

I would like to share with you today a new project:Freedom is a state of mind art journal page. I worked in my moleskine art journal using lots of Finnabair wonderful products.


I started by spreading some modeling paste through a lovely floral stencil from Prima Marketing and dried it using my heating tool to speed the process. I sprinkling Brusho, Bistre and ColourArte primary elements on my pages and added water from a spray bottle. Left the powders work their magic, adding more water when necessary and moving the pages to encourage the flow.


Left the pages dry naturally and then added a coat of heavy weight white gesso using a sponge. I did this to tone down in places the rich, vibrant colours and create a more dreamy look. Dried the pages again with the heating tool and then, using an Inktense pencil in black and a water brush I traced the flowers contour to add more depth.


Separately I stamped few flowers on scraps of painted cardstock and then I fussy cut them. Glued down the flowers on my pages and decorate them with lots of finnabair microbeads and glitter for added texture and sparkle using Finnabair soft gel medium in a precision bottle.


For the focal point I traced the bird on a scrap of gelli printed cardstock using a Crafters Workshop stencil and fussy cut it. I attached the bird using some adhesive foam tape.


As a final touch I stamped the quote using a Finnabair stamp and the word Fly.

Hope you liked today’s project and tutorial. 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 day and weekend,

Much love,

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  1. I love this! You are so inspiring. How exciting for you to be published in Somerset Studio Gallery. Congrats! I bought that issue because I love your project on the cover.

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  2. So very true- is the statement about Freedom!
    Beautiful spread and I love that you glossed up the bird- nice touch!
    I see you like to work with the Bistre,Brushos quite a bit- are these a favorite of yours,Sanda? Can you tell me more,as I have never used them xo

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  3. Hi Jackie and thank you so much for your kind words! 🙂 I started using Brushos quite a lot lately and I can say they became one of my favorites indeed. Loaded with pigments in beautiful, bright colours, bursting and blooming when they touch water, they are really magical. They are similar to Ken’s Oliver Color Burst and Paper Artsy Infusions. I’m sure you would love them. xoxo

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