Christmas art journal series | Week 6

Hi! Today I am back with the 6th 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 8×8 and you can easily frame it or even make it on a canvas. The design is easily modified to work on a one page in your art journal book too! Or even on a double page, you can have the bird on the branch in one page and a lovely quote on the other.

I wanted to have a soft blue and grey background with silver touches. This way you can have red on top that really pops!

I have tree red cutouts, the bird, the ornament and the berries creating a visual triangle that is really pleasing to the eye.

The quote is a combination of die cut letters and a chip quote with a phrase in red that really compliments the whole design.

You can ad as much dimension as you like if you are not working inside a book, so I did add foam squares on the bird and the ornament.

The frame is made by sticking down snow flakes, a really fun product that really took this project into the next level!

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 – Christmas – Tim Holtz -…
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Sizzix – Christmas – Tim Holtz – Bigz…
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Stamperia ARCTIC FLAKES Embellishment…
[ SSS | AMZUS ]
Expert Watercolor Pad, 9″ x 12″, 32…
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Stampers Anonymous – Christmas – Tim…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Ranger Ink – Tim Holtz – Distress…
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Tim Holtz Idea-ology CHRISTMAS Quote…
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My Favorite Things IMPACT ALPHABET…
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Nuvo – Deluxe Adhesive
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Scrapbook.com – Clear Double Sided…
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Spellbinders – Tool N One – Rose Gold
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WOW DUAL SPEED HEAT TOOL WZHT-USA
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Tonic Studios – Tim Holtz – Glass…
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HOVSTA Frame – birch effect – IKEA
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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
  • day 5 – couple in the snow

11 Comments

  1. Donna de Gale-Kalloo said:

    Fantastic! What a simple but fabulous page! Love it!

    December 8, 2020
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  2. Ann Kulseth said:

    Beautiful – the silver branch is AWESOME.

    December 8, 2020
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  3. Debbie P said:

    WOW! Beautiful page. Thank you.

    December 8, 2020
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  4. Diana W. said:

    Another example of your magic touch. This one is stunning!

    December 8, 2020
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  5. Sharon F said:

    I run out of words to describe your work…….but I will try……..fabulous, amazing, superb, gorgeous, exquisite! ALL of your pages fall into these categories. Thank you, once again for the video. I LOVE to watch you create!

    December 8, 2020
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  6. Marian Hillier said:

    I am so happy its Tuesday again.
    Looking forward to your video and this one is so beautiful.
    What a beautiful project. I would love to have this hanging in my home!!
    Thanks for the inspiration. See you next Tuesday.

    December 8, 2020
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  7. Peggy Kasallis said:

    Talk about PEACE!! Your projects and videos always fill me with peace. Thank you, Vicky.

    December 9, 2020
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  8. Julie L said:

    I look forward to these Tues journal videos. It’s still quite warm in Calif, but your videos put me in the holiday spirit.

    December 9, 2020
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  9. Denise said:

    Very nice Vicky! Love your mixed media project. Thanks, Denise

    December 9, 2020
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  10. Debbie F said:

    When I began the journey into paper crafting I considered myself “color challenged”. I just couldn’t understand the use of color on a project and it caused great frustration in me. Then I found your videos and I began to understand that I was trying to use too many colors on one project. That made a HUGE difference and now my friends look at me funny when I say I have been “color challenged” because they enjoy my use of color (and I experience a whole lot less frustration!!!). Thank you, Vicky!!! Today I learned through your video that it’s ok not to be literal about my color choices (like using silver on the branch). Wow. I love your background and can’t wait to try Iced Spruce and Speckled Egg together … beautiful. And I just love the touches of brown too. It really makes a difference. This is a beautiful project and I love your idea of creating something that can be displayed temporarily and then put into a journal. What a brilliant idea!!! Thanks for another wonderful video!

    December 9, 2020
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  11. Henriëtte said:

    Again a awesome page Vicky. I love the snow border you created.
    Thank you so much for this great video tutorial and inspiration.
    Stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.

    December 12, 2020
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