Art journal | Dear Santa

An art journal today after a long time! It has been highly requested so today I have a Christmas themed one.

For my layout I played with fluid acrylic paints by Decoart and Distress Oxide inks. I also did some die cutting and used the cityscapes and Santa die cuts as my focal points.

I had lots of fun creating my background by mixing different shades of blue and by adding splashes. I added some golden touches too that added that extra something to the page.

For the moon I used my distress oxide inks and I demonstrate how easy it is to get that texture just by using two ink pads.

For my quote I went with a fun one, that makes me smile when I see it! I combined chipboard letters and printed words for that.

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies:

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Moleskine Large Sketch Book Red
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RESERVE Tim Holtz Sizzix VILLAGE…
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Tim Holtz Sizzix CITYSCAPE SKYLINE…
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DecoArt Media Gesso – Black
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Dina Wakley Media White Gesso – 1oz…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tim Holtz Distress Oxide Ink Pad…
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Tonic 12 x 12 TEMPERED GLASS CUTTING…
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Tim Holtz Cling Rubber Stamps BITTY…
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Signo – White Uni-ball Impact Pen
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Tonic DELUXE ADHESIVE Nuvo Glue 200N
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Pink Paislee Brick and Gold Chipboard…
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26 Comments

  1. Henriëtte said:

    Dear Vicky, I can watch and listen to you day and night when you ar making your awsome Art Journals. I will tell Santa you are so good! (LOL).

    November 6, 2017
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  2. Shari said:

    Absolutely love it!! Always love your journals. This one is so fun. The sentiment is great. Thanks so much for sharing. 💗💗💗

    November 7, 2017
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  3. Julie said:

    I saw you had a new art journal post, and I saved it as a treat after dinner and dishes. I can’t imagine ever buying/using black gesso, so it was fun to watch your technique.

    November 7, 2017
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  4. Ann Kulseth said:

    Fabulous layout – love your technique with the night sky and the moon. Always inspirational!!

    November 7, 2017
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  5. Irene M said:

    Oooh Vicky it’s absolutely amazing and magical, thanks for sharing once again!

    xx Irene

    November 7, 2017
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  6. Teresa Bullias Stevens said:

    How wonderful to see an art journal layout from you, Vicky! The one perfectly captures the essence of the magical side of Christmas and, I agree with Henriëtte…I too could watch and listen to you all day and night create your amazing art journal layouts. Thank you for sharing.

    November 7, 2017
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  7. Allison said:

    Hi Vicky:). Another gorgeous art journal layout, thanks so much for sharing. I’m with you, you can never have too many splashes!!! Have a wonderful day.

    November 7, 2017
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  8. Melfina said:

    What an amazing art journal page! I love the night sky with the splashes, the moon and the Santa’s sleigh; the sentiment really made me smile! Also the details you have added with the rub-ons and the gold finishing touches on the moon and the buildings look awesome. I even loved the page that you had before adhering the moon! I’ll tell Santa that you are amazing! 😀

    November 7, 2017
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  9. Heather L. said:

    Happy happy joy joy! I’m so happy to see a new art journal post from you! So many fabulous techniques. The quote makes me smile too. Thank you, and more please!

    November 7, 2017
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  10. Valerie Breingan said:

    Outstanding Vicky! This really got me in the groove to create.I loved this process.

    November 7, 2017
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  11. Lydia said:

    I always enjoy watching you create in your journal. You are such a talented artist and very inspiring. Love watching all you videos!

    November 7, 2017
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  12. Marcie Lovett said:

    This is wonderful, Vicky! Thanks for the reminder that you can alter embellishments.

    November 7, 2017
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  13. Sabine H. said:

    Oh this was too funny,… I can explain 😂!!
    This was another great layout! Thanks so much for sharing your fabulous creativity! And I look forward to your next card sets 🙂
    Cheers from Canada

    November 7, 2017
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  14. Diana W. said:

    Always a joy to watch you create. Love your splashes1 Thanks for a great tutorial.

    November 7, 2017
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  15. Anne R said:

    A truly stunning page, I just love the ‘drama’ of it!!

    November 7, 2017
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  16. Mary Kelly said:

    Oh Vicki,that was such fun to watch. You are a genius. I just loved everything about it – the background, the splashes, the houses, and that fabulous moon!

    November 7, 2017
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  17. Winnie Petersen said:

    Thank you for the art journal! It’s lovely.
    I really love your work.
    Can’t wait to Learn more😊
    Thank you.
    Hugs from Winnie in Denmark

    November 7, 2017
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  18. Fiki said:

    Love it!
    its amazing art journal!

    November 8, 2017
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  19. Kathy P said:

    So awesome, Vicky! Glad to see you back doing your wonderful art journaling. Thanks for the inspiration!

    November 8, 2017
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  20. Holly M. said:

    Oh so fabulous! Your videos are always so fun and informative. I learn something every time that improves my crafting.

    November 8, 2017
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  21. Lagene said:

    WOWZERS, THIS IS AWESOME!

    November 8, 2017
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  22. Tammy B said:

    Beautiful! Love the touches of gold.

    November 9, 2017
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  23. Another beautiful layout. I so love your artwork! thanks for sharing it with us.

    November 10, 2017
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  24. Marjorie Dumontier said:

    Wow !! These pages are incredible !!

    November 13, 2017
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  25. Christine said:

    This is just stunning artwork- love it!

    November 16, 2017
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  26. Christine L said:

    So much going on, just like the feelings you get at Christmastime. I love the cityscape, the sentiments running along the buildings, the moon, the sleigh, the reindeers, the beautiful night sky all lit up with stars and snow. You have truly captured the spirit of Christmas, Vicky!

    November 17, 2017
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