Art Journal | Let it snow

Hi crafty friends! I hope you had a lovely Christmas and as 2017 is coming to an end I wanted my last video to be an art journal that you all ask for so much. A winter art journal today with lovely mixed media techniques and Sizzix dies!

Endless fun in this winter art journal layout, watch the video to find out how easy it is to create those birch trees. I played with my distress paints and my big brush markers. I used brushes, a brayer, stamps, stencils… all kinds of fun mediums and techniques.

The deer were dies from the Sizzix – Winter Wonderland( SBC | SSS | CST ). It’s a lovely die set to have, designed by Tim Holtz

For my background I used distress paints using my brush and a brayer. I also did some stenciling and stamping. But the real fun begins when I am creating the birch trees. Just stripes of paper stuck down and a plastic gift card technique.

I also used my favorite Big Brush markers to add color to my animals and I just love how they came out.

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

Supplies:

Links to multiple online shops provided below. Affiliate links used at no extra cost to you.

Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
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Ranger Ink – Multi Medium – Matte
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Ranger Ink – Dina Wakley Media -…
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Wendy Vecchi Embossing Paste WHITE…
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Ranger Ink – Archival Ink Pad – Jet…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad COBALT AIP31444
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Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist…
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Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist…
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Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist…
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Faber-Castell Pitt Big Brush Artist…
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Faber-Castell Mix and Match…
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Faber-Castell BLACK PITT FINELINER…
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Concord and 9th – Clear Acrylic…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Inky…
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39 Comments

  1. Deborah said:

    I can not wait to get home and try that. I love, love it. I am with my parents for the Christmas holidays and fortunate to see deer wondering around. And a fox that visits frequently.
    I have watched and enjoyed all your videos. I await to see more in the new year.
    I hope the same for you and your family in the near year. Health, happiness and lots of creating.

    December 31, 2017
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  2. Julie said:

    Vicky, your winter scene is absolutely stunning. I can’t get over how realistic and beautiful your birch trees turned out. I have always wanted to ask you, after all your hard work creating your background & focal point, don’t you ever get nervous using stamps directly on your art journal page? I find getting a clear, dark stamped image to be the most challenging & nerve wracking. Thank you so much for your happy and inspirational art journal pages. I am really looking forward to more in the new year!

    December 31, 2017
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  3. Andrea Jolley said:

    Thank you so much for this beautiful tutorial. I can’t believe your birch trees. The entire scene is so realistic. You are very talented.
    Tell me about your glass mat, that is so nice. ??

    December 31, 2017
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  4. Bobbie said:

    Stunning scene. Happy New Year to you and your family also.

    December 31, 2017
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  5. Ann Kulseth said:

    Your trees are outstanding – they look so realistic. I will have to try that technique – pure genius! Happy New Year to you and your family. I look forward to what you have in store for us in 2018.

    December 31, 2017
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  6. Julie said:

    Just beautiful. I look forward to all your inspirational and creative posts in the new year.

    December 31, 2017
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  7. Yvonne said:

    Amazing! Loved your video.

    December 31, 2017
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  8. Debbie P said:

    Wow! I love your journal videos. Your pages are beautiful. I learn so much from your videos. Thank you. Have a Happy New Year. Hope your 2018 is the best.

    December 31, 2017
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  9. Debbie Rumpza said:

    Vicky, your art journaling inspires me! I bought a journal over a year ago and haven’t had the courage to jump in, but every time I see one of your pages, my heart is stirred up! Thanks for sharing!

    December 31, 2017
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  10. Jo said:

    Absolutely gorgeous! Your art journals are simply the best in blogland, Vicki! Thank you for sharing your beautiful creations. Best wishes to you and your family for a happy and blessed 2018.

    December 31, 2017
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  11. Diana W. said:

    Thank you for sharing your talents with us. This latest creation is so very lovely. All the best to you and yours in the new year.

    December 31, 2017
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  12. Jean Marmo said:

    This is just darling! I love the layers on the trees. You make it look easy!!!! Thank you for the inspiration!!

    December 31, 2017
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  13. Henriëtte said:

    Thank you very much Vicky for this great end of the year. I always love your art journaling, this one is again great work!
    Wish you and your familie a healthy, happy and creative 2018 and thanks for all the gorgeourges things you brought us in 2017!

    December 31, 2017
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  14. Barbara M said:

    Wow! What a way to end the year!! I love this page. Your birch trees are amazing! I will have to give this a try, I love birch trees. Wishing you and yours a wonderful, healthy, happy new year.

    December 31, 2017
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  15. Holly M said:

    What a beautiful winter scene to end the year with! So many fabulous tips and techniques in this video, and I can’t wait to try them all. Wishing you and yours a very happy New Year.

    December 31, 2017
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  16. Mary Kelly said:

    Brilliant Vicki. Those trees are just brilliant. Thank you so much for another fabulous page. May your year be a happy and fulfilling one.

    December 31, 2017
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  17. Lydia said:

    I always look so forward to watching your journal videos. I can’t get over how beautiful your trees came out when you only started with strips of paper. Beautiful scene. Happy New Year to you and your family. Looking forward to all your 2018 videos.

    December 31, 2017
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  18. Sharon Field said:

    Absolutely exquisite page……… as usual. I so enjoy watching your creative process. Thank you for sharing your talent with us and explaining each thing that you do step by step. I look forward to seeing more of your creative talent in the coming year. May you and yours have a very happy and healthy New Year.

    January 1, 2018
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  19. Grace B said:

    This is just lovely! One of my favorites! Happy Healthy New Year to you Vicky!

    January 1, 2018
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  20. Judy Sander said:

    Fabulous Art work. You are gifted. Video helps to teach me, but I can’t get the awesome texture you do. LOL

    January 1, 2018
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  21. Lori Ritchie said:

    Beautiful Vicky, love how you created your birch trees, this is just a stunning scene!

    January 1, 2018
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  22. Debbie Fricke said:

    What a great way to end the year (with an art journal page video from you)! I too absolutely love the birch trees (I love birch trees). And they look like so much fun to make! Beautiful and simple page. Best wishes to you and yours for a healthy, happy, peaceful, crafty and joy-filled New Year!

    January 1, 2018
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  23. Carol MJS said:

    Absolutely gorgeous project, Vicky! What a lovely way to end the year. May your New Year be happy, healthy and prosperous! I’m looking forward to watching more of your creativity in 2018.

    January 1, 2018
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  24. As always, a beautiful layout. I keep saying I’m going to start doing more in my art journal and I don’t seem to get to it. Maybe that should be one of my resolutions. Thanks for all the inspiration, I’m sure you’ll continue to be a huge inspiration for me in 2018.

    January 1, 2018
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  25. Kirsten said:

    Vicky, your art journal page is just beautiful. It was so fun to watch your birch trees come alive. You always make it look so easy. Thank you for the inspiration you’ve given us today and all throughout the year.. Happy New Year.

    January 1, 2018
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  26. MARCIE LOVETT said:

    This is fabulous, Vicky. Wonderful way to end the year!

    January 1, 2018
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  27. Dr Sonja said:

    Vicky, your artistry is genius! Thank you for sharing the details of how you create your magical scenes.

    January 1, 2018
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  28. Kathy P said:

    Love watching your create! You make art journaling look so easy! Those deer are so cute.
    I am looking forward to a 2018 full of joy and happiness, creative endeavors, and some kind of stability in our US government. I am also looking forward to a cruise to Italy, Croatia, and GREECE later in the year. I can’t wait to explore your beautiful country! Happy New Year, Vicky!

    January 1, 2018
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  29. Kimberly S said:

    I LOVE this page in your journal. I immediately had to try the trees. They do not look half as good as your trees but I’ll keep trying. Thanks for the great inspiration

    January 2, 2018
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  30. Karen said:

    What a beautiful art journal entry! Loved watching you create the trees, especially…

    Happy New Year! I look forward to more of your lovely inspiration in 2018.

    January 2, 2018
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  31. Nan said:

    This is so very beautiful! Thanks for all your generosity in sharing your talents in 2017. Can’t wait to see what you come up with for the New Year!

    January 2, 2018
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  32. Fikreta said:

    love this page!
    its awesome!
    hugs!

    January 2, 2018
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  33. Teresa Doyle said:

    Vicky, you are amazingly talented! I am going to try and set aside a few hours a month JUST for art journaling. You have no idea how inspining you are… I am in AWE!
    Happy New Year to you and your family.

    January 3, 2018
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  34. Sabine said:

    Gorgeous 😍 !! Thanks for sharing all the littles things which change everything !!

    January 4, 2018
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  35. Brenda said:

    Your art journal videos are amazing! Please don’t edit out anything. I enjoy every moment!
    It is fabulous to watch you work!

    January 5, 2018
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  36. Riette said:

    This is just beautiful and so serene!!!

    I need advice: When I use matte medium over my distress ink (pad) it smears it. How can I avoid it doing that?

    Thanks!
    riette

    January 5, 2018
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  37. Marjorie DUMONTIER said:

    This is such a wonderful creation !!

    January 12, 2018
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  38. Deb R. said:

    Vicky, I was behind in watching your videos for art journaling. I just sat for 1 1/2 hours watching your videos and it was like meditation for me. Your voice with your accent is so soothing and nice to listen to and your English is wonderful… Now on to your amazing talent. You are the most creative and innovative person I have seen. Watching you draw freehand…. birds, trees and a million other items you have done is Amazing!!! Don’t worry about the long videos….I think everyone would agree they don’t want to miss one step…and you keep it so interesting and jam packed with technique and detail that it doesn’t feel long at all!!! Thank you, Thank you for always sharing your talent..

    All the best to you and your family for 2018.

    January 23, 2018
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