zondag 24 september 2017

Love, believe, dream... forever...

Hi everybody!

I have created a mixed media canvas with a picture of my little girl.
This picture of her makes me feel so blessed and proud. I hope she will always be able to love, believe and dream... forever!

The golden mandala's and the teal, blue and purple colors were my biggest inspiration from the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art. The watercolour effect made me want to create with water and inks, and lot's of white space. I was also inspired by the round photo from the sketch from the MM&A moodboard.

I started with white gesso on the canvas, and when it was dry I added the Mandala stencil pattern and the Threaded Beads stencil with modelling paste.

When it was dry I added a second layer of white gesso.
Meanwhile I painted the Swirl Vine also with white gesso and glued it on the canvas.

I used Lindy's Stamp gang sprays to give the canvas blue, teal and purple colors.
I dripped the colors on the canvas and used a water spray bottle to let the inks move around. Some tissue paper here and there to remove some of the ink.

Next step, another layer of white gesso, dabbering gently with a distress ink tool.
As a finishing touch I used Finnabair Vintage Gold wax to give every item and the texture on the canvas, more dimension and depth.

I loved how the mandala pattern turned out with the gold wax on it.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn

dinsdag 19 september 2017

Inspire...Live for today

Hi everybody!

It's been a while since I have blogged, I took a little summer break ;)

I have created a mixed media piece with products from 7 Dots Studio, Dusty Attic , Lindy's Stamp Gang and Finnabair.

I really love those rusty and earthy colors, mixed with some shades of green and blue. The car lights in the picture from Lindy's were also my inspiration for the lightbulb in my project. I used the quote 'live for today' to strengthen the word 'inspire'.

My project is about art.
How we create to inspire. Inspire myself to never give up, to live for today, but also to inspire others and hopefully let them feel uplifted and confident to live their life, follow their dreams...

I used the paper from Hazy Days 'Zip' in the frame, to give it that worn, rusty look. When it was glued down, I put a thin layer of clear crackle over it. When it all was dry and crackled, I brushed gold mica powder over it, so the crackles were more visible and shiny.

I painted the flowers with Lindy's Moon Shadow Mist spray Gossamer Gold. The wings and fabric tail are sprayed with Lindy's Starburst Tibetan Poppy Teal.

When they were dry I brushed some Finnabair wax 'Aged brass' and 'Lucky emerald' over it, some gold mica powder and ultra fine glitter. Then I started to glue the pieces on top of eachother, mixed with metal embellishments, creating a triangled composition.

I painted the lightbulb with golden sparkle paint 'Dragon's eye' at the backside, before glueing it down. This way it lights up very bright.

Thank you for visiting!

Love, Sanderijn

dinsdag 8 augustus 2017

Spread your wings...

 Hi everybody!

I wanted to show you my newest layout for my August blogpost at 7 Dots Studio
It is based on the amazingly inspiring moodboards for this month's challenges at The Dusty Attic and Mixed Media & Art

I was inspired to use the MMA sketch, the word wings, the bird elements and the beige and earthy toned colors, which are also coming back in the DA moodboard. I would like to enter my layout in the Mixed Media & Art challenge

I have created a page which has a deeper meaning. It's about the open door in the picture. It's symbolic for the oppertunity to see, in every situation, the ability to be free, to follow a new path, reach for the stars, and spread your wings...

I used a lot of birds in the layout, to make it symbolic for 'flying through the open door'.

So I hope everybody remembers, they always have a choice in life, to open a new door, a new path, and to search for their own (inner) freedom...

The background is created with a layer of clear gesso, several layers of different stencil patterns,  added with gesso. I splattered some golden watercolour paints too.

I build up my page with cheese cloth, lace, tags, art stones, chipboard pieces, stamped flowers, 3D flowers and word stickers.

Dusty Attic products used:

Thank you for visiting!

Love, Sanderijn

zaterdag 15 juli 2017

7 Dots Studio tags with Dusty Attic chippies

I made two tags with a combination of 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes and Hazy Days collections
I used the Dusty Attic moodboard from July as my inspiration to create with these rich and warm colors.
On the blog from The Dusty Attic and 7 Dots Studio you can see the step by step photo tutorial of the making process.

And here are some close up pictures for you:

Dusty Attic products used:
7 Dots Studio products used:

Cotton Candy Dreams 6 x 6 paper pad

Thank you for watching!

Love, Sanderijn

zaterdag 8 juli 2017

You are special...

Hi everybody,
Today I want to show you my newest layout, made with the gorgeous 7 Dots Studio Dreamscapes collection.
The picture I used, says a thousend words...
My little girl, looking a little bit rebellious, but still being the sweetest ever.
I want her to know how special she is for me.
I hope she will never looses the twinkle in her eyes, and will always persuit her dreams.
I first primed my paper with clear gesso, and then I used the geometry stencil on the paper. I used a different technique this time: I added white gesso on the stencil, on just a piece of old paper, and then I laid my stencil on the actual paper, and used a clean palette knife to go over it. This way I got a real subtle background design.
I added some Lindy's spray, to give the background just a little bit more color, and splattered the ink here and there.
I stamped with the clear stamp from Homegrown collection, and embossed it with embossing powder.
I used tags, flowers, cheese cloth, and some feathers to build op my page.

I painted my Dusty Attic chipboard wings and title and glued them down.
I used Lindy's spray also on my word sticker, before adding it to the wings.
Some white acrylic paint splatters and my page is finished!

I was inspired by the color yellow from the June challenge at Mixed Media & Art

7 Dots Studio products used:
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

vrijdag 30 juni 2017

Mixed media canvas 'find your happy'

Just a little note...Find your happy
I hope I can give everybody just a little happiness with my newest mixed media canvas, made for my last DT blogpost at Lindy's Gang
I was inspired by the thematic challenge for June at Mixed Media & Art 'handmade background and letter' to create my own background.
The Prima Marketing June challenge inspired me to make it an oceanic themed project, with blue, yellow, taupe and golden colors in it.
I went all the way with my background, adding lots of texture and color.
 It really was a super cool creative journey to create this canvas.

I have made a video tutorial for you, to see how I created this canvas.
I used lots of Finnabair art basics, art ingredients and embellishments, as well as her fabulous waxes.
The chipboard title and nautical pieces are from The Dusty Attic.
To give my canvas color I used Lindy's Gang Starburst sprays Tiffany Lou Blue, Yellow Rose of Texas and California Poppy Gold
The gorgeous metal fishes are from Scrap Unlimited
And the moodboard from Mixed Media & Art challenge June

Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

donderdag 22 juni 2017

Salt in the air & sand in my hair...

My little girl and I were on the beach at March 26th this year, and we had such a peaceful and joyful afternoon together.
It gave me a wonderful feeling of being blessed, because we both felt this amazing inner peace after being there for just a few hours.
We collected shells together and I wanted to use them for an altered piece.
I had a very big shell in my stash for quite some time now, and it was perfect for an altered project.
My sweet friend Kasia had send me these cute little seahorses and I used them on my project to let them represent me and my little girl that afternoon at the beach...
I first ripped the sides of the seagrass chippies a little bit apart, and then I painted them twice with white acrylic paint.
I glued some sisal  and the seagrass chippies in the bigger shell with 3d gel.
Next I added the little shells, metal stars, metal round objects and the seahorses.

When it was dry, I painted everything with clear gesso.
Then I poored some clear crackle varnish between the layers of the little shells.
When it was dry and crackled, I added a layer of white gesso.

And then the fun began! I sprayed blue and yellow-gold inks from Lindy's Stamp Gang on my project, and dried it with a heattool. Adding several layers  until I was satisfied.
I added gold Finnabair wax with a brush and my fingertips. Highlighting my little seahorses in the middle.

The chipboard title is first embossed with white embossing powder and then painted with white acrylic paint. When the paint was not yet dry, I sprinkeld some golden glitter over the title.
I was inspired by the theme and moodboard from the June challenge at Mixed Media Place 
This altered shell is a keepsake, to treasure the memory of that day at the beach forever...
Dusty attic products used:
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn