art journal | seas the day

Hi friends! Hope you are all well and safe. As I stay home these days I keep myself busy with crafting and I have the pleasure to be a guest designer over at the SimonSaysStamp blog today with one of my art journal layouts. For my page I used products from the latest collection designed by my super talented friend Antonis Tzanidakis for Stamperia. It’s a wonderful collection with lots of goodies including stamps, amazing papers, stencils, wood die cuts, chipboard pieces, molds, tissue papers and so much more!

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Make sure to watch the video above for a step by step tutorial on how I made my art journal layout using many mixed media techniques. Here are some close up photos below where you can see better the details and all the texture!

For my background I worked with just two colors of distress paint! Can you believe you can get all this texture just with two colors?! Just make sure to pick the correct ones, that match the pieces you are going to stick on top. Collage is one of my favorite techniques and with the wonderful designs in the SEA WORLD paper pad I just went to town!

I added visual texture on my background with stamps that are matching my theme using the
SEA WORLD LADY and the SEA WORLD OCTOPUS

I also added some texture with Glamour Paste and you can see some close ups here

The steampunk seahorse is absolutely amazing and it also comes as a stamp!

I also created a border using strips of paper that I cut out from the pad.

Here is a close-up on the page… can you see that lovely texture? It’s because I am working on one of the cotton pages on the blue journal by Dina Wakley.

supplies

Below you can find a list of all the products used today.  Affiliate links used where possible at no extra cost to you.

Stamperia SEA WORLD 12×12 Paper sbbl64
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Stamperia SEA WORLD LADY Cling Stamps…
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Stamperia SEA WORLD OCTOPUS Cling…
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Stamperia SEA WORLD SEAHORSE Cling…
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Dina Wakley Ranger BLUE EDITION Media…
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Stamperia ANCIENT PINK Glamour…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Tim Holtz Flip Top Distress Paint…
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Dina Wakley Ranger SYNTHETIC BRISTLE…
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Dina Wakley Ranger SYNTHETIC BRISTLE…
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Ranger 4 ounce MULTI MEDIUM MATTE…
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Tim Holtz Distress Archival Ink Pad…
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Faber-Castell STAMPER’S BIG BRUSH…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology TYPE LOWER Cling…
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Uni-Ball Pen Signo Gel WHITE UM-153
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Tim Holtz Tonic TITANIUM SNIP…
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Tim Holtz Tonic Craft SHEARS 9.5…
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Tim Holtz Tonic GLASS MEDIA MAT 1914e
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11 Comments

  1. Bunny Dobbie said:

    This is one of my favourite colour combinations. The sea element is bonus! Gorgeous page Vicki. What stunning papers and stamps.
    stay safe

    March 26, 2020
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  2. Debbie F. said:

    WOW! Such a different look from you!!! This is such a unique collection. Personally I’m not into creating “steam punk”, but I love what you did with your art journal page!! I do really like the lady and would love to see what you do with her. Thank you for the video. As always, lots of tips, reminders and inspiration to create. Much appreciated. May you and your loved ones be healthy and safe. I just finished a mixed media project/shadow box which will be a gift for my neighbor’s daughter who is finishing(?) high school this year and moving onto college. If it hadn’t been for confinement, I would never have made this or thought to give it away as a gift. Thank you for all that you’ve taught in your videos. I love this little project; had so much fun making it; and much of what I did with it came from what I learned from you!!!!! Thank you, thank you.

    March 26, 2020
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  3. Nan Mack said:

    This is just stunning! Love your eye for color.

    March 26, 2020
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  4. Elizabeth Bomber said:

    This is knock your socks off COOL!!! You are so good at your craft!!!

    March 27, 2020
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  5. Debbie P said:

    Beautiful journal page. Great colours . Love everything , the page is fantastic.

    March 27, 2020
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  6. Henriëtte said:

    Stunning page Vicky! Although all the elements are single layered they have such a dimension, awesome. What a great new collection by Stamperia, I love this one.
    Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful day.

    March 27, 2020
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  7. Robin Ridpath said:

    Gorgeous!!

    March 28, 2020
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  8. Deborah said:

    This is my all time favourite. That’s because I love steampunk. I too love browns blues and the grunge. I had seen her stamps but I hadn’t seen the paper pack. When you were showing it. Omg I have to have that!! I’m already creating the art journal pages in my head.
    This off topic. I have created many things in my brain. Too many to remember. So I’m going to have a bowl and when I think of something I want to make. Sketch it out and in the bowl.
    I hope once your room is unpacked to your liking we will get another view.
    Happy crafting

    March 31, 2020
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  9. Johann said:

    Absolutely stunning page Vicky. So vibrant for using only two colours. Amazing

    March 31, 2020
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  10. Gladys pérez-almiroty said:

    good afternoon
    i would like to know the color of the big brush you used. i cannot see it in the video.
    thanks!

    May 19, 2020
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