Christmas art journal series | Week 5

Hi! Today I am back with the 5th video for my Christmas art journal series. I will be sharing a new art journal project every Thuesday all the way until Christmas. That’s 8 Christmas themed layouts! I will play with different mixed media techniques, showcase new products and use old ones from my stash too.

video tutorial

You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel

close-up photos

Here are some close=up photos on the project that I made for today! It’s 6×6 and you can easily frame it or even make it on a canvas. The design is easily modified to work on a double page in your art journal book too!

I used the Sizzix Christmastime( SBC | SSS ) die set, aren’t they adorable? I love that in the set you get a lampost as well to complete the scene!

For the background I worked with my distress inks and the good old smooching technique.

I also played with my brayer to create the snow texture at the bottom of my page.

For the snowflakes I used Transfer Gel ( SBC | SSS ) and then on top Nuvo – Gilding Flakes in Silver ( SBC | SSS ). That is a fun technique that adds sparkle and dimension.

supplies

Below you can find a list of 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.

Sizzix – Tim Holtz – Thinlits Die -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Expert Watercolor Pad, 9″ x 12″, 32…
[ ARTZ ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Deckle…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz Distress Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Therm O Web – iCraft – Deco Foil -…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo – Gilding Flakes – Silver Bullion
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Alcohol Ink…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Ranger Ink – Inkssentials – Inky…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sakura – Gelly Roll Pen – Classic Set…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
[ SBC | SSS ]
The Crafters Workshop – Gesso – White…
[ SBC | SSS ]
EMBELLISHMENT WAND – Studio Katia
[ STD ]
WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
[ SSS ]
Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass…
[ SBC | SSS ]
Sizzix – Big Shot Foldaway Machine…
[ SBC ]
Tim Holtz – Idea-ology – Tiny…
[ SBC | SSS ]

more inspiration

Would you like to see what I shared up to now on my Christmas art journal series?!

  • day 1 – mistletoe on burlap
  • day 2 – Santa’s naughty list
  • day 3 – wreath shadow box
  • day 4 – naughty elf

9 Comments

  1. Diana W. said:

    Love this journal piece. It’s terrific!

    December 1, 2020
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  2. Maureen Reiss said:

    Another Beautiful page!!!

    December 1, 2020
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  3. Debbie F said:

    Only 3 more to go?!!! Uh oh. I think I’m going to go through withdrawal when this series is over! I have enjoyed it so very much; am deeply appreciative of each and every video; and have learned a lot in a short period of time. As a visual learner, it is so helpful to me to watch how something is done. Another fun one today!! I was wondering if you got your deckled trimmer and how you like it. I love the deckled edge look and it’s perfect on this project … and that die set really is adorable. Another great idea by Tim Holtz. I really like the way you did the sky background — especially with the hint of brown — as well as the idea to use gesso for snow. These are now must try techniques!! And those snowflakes are beautiful. As always, thank you, Vicky

    December 1, 2020
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  4. Mary W said:

    Ilove watching you make art journal pages and how you explain everything. Thnaks!

    December 1, 2020
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  5. Marian Hillier said:

    Wow week 5 already. I love Tuesdays and seeing what you are going to create. I have been a follower of your postings for a long time and it always amazes me with techniques you keep sharing with us. We are so lucky to have crafters that are willing to share. Thanks Vicky, Looking forward to next Tuesday.

    December 1, 2020
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  6. Sharon F said:

    I always enjoy watching you create, but really love the journal pages. I am sad that there are only 3 more weeks in this series. Today’s page is truly magnificent. Thanks for sharing your creativity with us.

    December 2, 2020
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  7. Henriëtte said:

    Again a stunning page Vicky. I enjoy your art journals so very, very much and I’m so glad you do this series. Thank you so much, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

    December 4, 2020
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  8. Betty Cash said:

    Vicky, after seeing this video, I ordered the die for me and a friend. I love the way you splattered the snow. You used something I haven’t seen. It didn’t look like a brush. Will you please tell me what it is? I didn’t see it in the list of supplies.
    Thanks,

    December 12, 2020
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    • Vicky said:

      It’s a splatter brush, it is linked in the supplies. Check it out!

      December 12, 2020
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