31 lipca 2015

Walk on the Wild Side

I love art journaling for the freedom of expressing emotions, no rules in techniques and just fun in splashing, painting and stamping. Today, I would like to present to you my new spread in which I used Lost&Found collection by 7 Dots Studio.

Art journaling to prawdziwa radość chlapania, stemplowania i bałaganienia. A z nową kolekcją Lost&Found od 7 Dots Studio jest jeszcze przyjemniej.


21 lipca 2015

Wilderness Tale

I find delight in living in accordance with nature and its rhythm. Summer tastes like wild strawberries and berries that stain dresses. It has all the colors of flowers that I use for wreaths. Dappled feathers, herbs, moss and twigs adorned with flowers, birds’ serenades and a fawn among tress - the forest celebrates the summer blooming and invites us to a feast.

Natura nie przestaje mnie zachwycać, a jej rytm inspirować. Lato w rozkwicie ma smak poziomek i jagód, które plamią sukienki, i wszystkich kolorów kwiatów, które wplatam do wianka. Nakrapiane piórka, dzikie zioła, mech i okwiecone gałązki, ptasie serenady i mały jelonek pomiędzy drzewami - tak las świętuje letnie przesilenie i zaprasza nas na ucztę.

I’m totally under the spell of the new collections by 7 Dots Studio and their earthly colours along with forest inspirations. If you are also into wildlife, you can’t miss the fresh challenge.

Najnowsze kolekcje 7 Dots Studio rzuciły na mnie swój urok stonowanych barw i pięknych wzorów z leśnej dziczy. Jeśli fauna i flora również cieszy się Waszymi względami, nie omieszkajcie dołączyć do świeżutkiego wyzwania.


11 lipca 2015

In the Woods - Finnabair Creative Team

Would you like to listen the story from the wilderness? Here it goes - my new project for Finnabair Team...
Today’s inspiration for the canvas came directly from my bookshelf. It is a beautifully written book of old Norway by Trygve Gulbranssen titled ‘The Wind from the Mountains’.
This lyrical story takes a look into complicated human nature, but it is also filled with vivid descriptions of the mighty landscape and life in the wilderness. You can almost hear the song of the woods while reading.

I started with cutting a vintage book page and some scrapbooking papers into square pieces.
I arranged the composition on a canvas board and then stamped the paper pieces in a messy manner with various background stamps from Finn’s collections. The result was rather far from neat and elegant, just in a desired vintage manner.

I glued the squares with Matte Gel and trimmed the excess of papers. Then I mixed White Crackle Texture Paste with the Gel and applied the mixture with a palette knife onto the canvas creating a light coat, letting the backgroung be seen through.
Once everything was dry, I stained the whole thing with strong tea.

Then I glued with Matte Gel all the focal collage elements: the vintage photo, the dried plant and the tiny wrapped twigs.
I used washi tape to fix the plant down and arranged Mechnicals Stars Brads on wires.
The final step was to tint some parts of my collage with Mica Powders. My intention was to get a soft distressed look so I used a relatively small amount of Powders to not overdo with shine and glamour. Some moderation and limited colour palette were my best companions here.

I hope you like my interpretation of the song of the woods...
Have a wonderful weekend surrounded by nature!

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3 lipca 2015

Paragon of Virtue

I would like to start with the great news of being on board the wonderful 7 Dots Studio Team for the next term! Here goes a quite fresh entry from my art journal. This time I mixed paper elements from the first collection with handwritten and numeral stamps from the latest releases. I also applied some Gelatos through Destination Unknown mask which is, in particular, one I can use every time. All these patterns are so versatile that they could be matched and mixed with flying colours.

I used:
7 Dots Studio - Cold Country - Clear Stamps, Thoughts Keeper - Clear Stamps, Soulmates - Clear Stamps, Dreamer - Drive All Night

Chciałabym podzielić się z Wami cudowną wiadomością pozostania na pokładzie 7 Dots Studio i działania w drużynie przez kolejny sezon! Oto nowy wpis do art journala, w którym użyłam elementów z pierwszej oraz ostatniej kolekcji, które dzięki ich różnorodnym wzorom idealnie się ze sobą komponują.