Christmas art journal

After popular demand today I am back with a Christmas art journal. A lovely layout in a traditional color combo. I kept everything in shades of green and red and added touches of gold. Scroll down for a video tutorial, list of supplies and some sales on the products I used.

Christmas art journal – video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

I used lots of fun mixed media techniques to create my Christmas art journal page today. Techniques that I love and use again and again. For the background I used my shimmer sprays Fresh Lime( SBC | SSS ) and Cut Grass( SBC | SSS ). They add the perfect shine to a festive project.  For some visual texture I also used the ghosting technique and some spraying over the Tim Holtz – Holiday Stencil ( SBC | SSS ).

At the top of my page I did some stamping using the Darkroom Door PINE CONES stamp. I did a couple of layers of stamping for a fuller look. Notice that the stamping is not perfect. This is thick watercolor paper with lots of texture. But the more you stamp the better it looks when it comes to those pine needles.

My sentiment is from the same stencil that I used on the background. I masked off the words merry christmas and combined them on the lower right corner of my page. I used gold paste over it and look at all that shine!

The ornaments are cut outs using the Sizzix – Whimsy Decor ( SBC | SSS ) designed by Tim Holtz. It comes with 22 dies and includes 3 ornaments and lots of embellishments to decorate them. I used only a few in gold and I love the final outcome!

To get the same look and feel on my ornaments as my background, I created my own red paper. I used Postbox Red( SBC | SSS ) shimmer spray and then I cut out all my ornaments from this paper.

I also like to add different textures on my pages if possible as well as dimension. So I added some golden string to hang my ornaments and foam tape to stick them down.

supplies & sales

Below you can find a list with all the products used today. Links to multiple online shops are available, just click the logo below each item. Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

If you shop at Scrapbook.com you save 20% to 50% on 12 popular brands including the ones I used today. Sale ends Wednesday, December 12th at midnight MST. Here are all the 12 brands that are on sale: Sizzix, Lawn Fawn, Ranger, Doodlebug Design, Tonic Studios, American Crafts, Prima, Simple Stories, Echo Park, We R Memory Keepers, Photo Play Paper, Art Impressions

If you shop at Scrapbook.com you save 20% to 50% on everything from machines to dies! Sale ends on December 7th at midnight MST.

Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Alterations…
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Darkroom Door Cling Stamp PINE CONES…
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Stampers Anonymous – Tim Holtz -…
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Ranger Ink – Dylusions Shimmer Spray…
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Ranger Ink – Dylusions Shimmer Spray…
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Ranger Ink – Dylusions Shimmer Spray…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Archival Ink Pad OLIVE AIP31482
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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The Crafter’s Workshop – Modeling…
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Nuvo – Light Mist – Spray Bottle – 2…
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Stamp…
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Tim Holtz Glass Media Mat
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Sizzix – Big Shot Machine – White and…
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Therm O Web – iCraft – Purple Tape -…
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11 Comments

  1. Debbie F. said:

    Another “HOME RUN”!!!! I just love the background … and so simple to create. The techniques you show in this video would transfer well to making a card. One can’t go wrong with traditional colors. The red, green and gold are beautiful and striking. GREAT to see Ginger again!! (Hi, Ginger!) Glad he gave his permission for you to die cut!! Thanks, Vicky.

    December 5, 2018
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  2. Henriëtte said:

    A gorgeous page Vicky, love the vibrant colours you used, especially the postbox red, awesome.
    Thank you so much for showing.

    December 5, 2018
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  3. Nancy said:

    This is so beautiful Vicki! Thank you for sharing your talents.

    December 5, 2018
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  4. Laura Kopouchian said:

    Thank you! I missed your art journals!

    December 5, 2018
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  5. Kathy P said:

    Awesome Christmas page, Vicky! Love the touches of gold here! Your art journal pages rock!
    And glad you popped in, Ginger!

    December 6, 2018
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  6. Lydia said:

    Your art journal page is beautiful. I love the colors the design and everything else about it. Thank for your video, I love watching you create.

    December 6, 2018
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  7. NaN said:

    Gorgeous!!! I learn so much watching you work. Thank you.

    December 6, 2018
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  8. Ashwini said:

    Great holiday layout! Especially loved the pine needles layering at the top and the touches of gold. And good to see you, Ginger!

    December 7, 2018
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  9. Beautiful festive layout. I love how you did the pine needles with the 2 layers, that adds so much to the overall look. Thanks for sharing this with us.

    December 7, 2018
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  10. Lorena Hann said:

    Love this. Where do you get the disc bound journal? I can’t seem to find it.

    December 7, 2018
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