Hi! Today I am back with the thirdvideo for my Christmas art journal series. I will be sharing a new art journal every Thuesday… 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.
You can enjoy the video below or at my YouTube channel
Today I am working on a loose 8×8 paper, so you can easily put it in your disc bound journal or frame it! You can also use the exact techniques on a canvas and you can easily adapt the size to your liking. I also demonstare a great way to turn a blank piece of paper into wood with that awesome peeled paint look. Just check out the step by step tutorial above!
For the leaves I used the Festive Stems ( SBC | SSS ) die and I colored everything with the new Tim Holtz color in spray stain! Isn’t Rustic Wilderness( SBC | SSS ) the perfect dark shade of green for my holly berry wreath?!
Can you tell that I created the background from scratch?! Check the step by step tutorial on the wooden planks in the video!
The poinsettia focal point is from the Festivities( SBC | SSS ) die.
For the snow add white splatters or like I did sprinkle chunky white embossing powder and melt it for a vibrant effect.
Here is a close up look on those handmade paper wooden planks with the peeled paint effect on top. Love it!
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.
Oh I really love this, thanks Vicky!!
Absolutely stunning. I love the bright colours. Thank you for sharing all the great techniques you use. What a nice addition to your craft room for Christmas. Looking forward to next Tuesday already.
Beautiful. I love it. Great tips. Thank you very much.
Oh my, my, my gosh!!!! How incredible!!! So many great tips in the video and the end piece is fantastic! So colorful. I’m waiting until the big Thanksgiving sales to get the new Distress color. It’s beautiful and after seeing you put it to use … I can’t wait!! What a fantastic background!! I remember a few years back you did a technique to make birch trees and I’m still looking for an opportunity to try that out! Earlier this year I was playing with a background and did something similar to the beginning of your wood planks. I like the way it turned out but didn’t really know what to do with it and it just didn’t seem finished yet. Well, now I know how to step it up and turn it into planks!!! Great for the holidays and it would also be great for a beach piece (I LOVE the beach). I can’t wait to try the peeled paint technique and to play with the distress glaze, which I have but only use it to turn distress ink “permanent”. I think it might be fun to use some crackle with it too?? Hmmmm! With these extra special journal pages it feels like Christmas has come early. Each one feels like a special gift, and I so appreciate it. Also, things in this corner of the world have been very, very stressful lately. Watching your videos gives me a break from it for a little while and for that I can’t thank you enough. Thank you, Vicky!
Excellent video tutorial on creating beautiful wood planks.
Great wood plank technique and a fabulous wreath. Love everything about this project. Thanks so much for the video. Just wish I had all the supplies that you have so I could try this.
Ohh my Vicky, the way you make these wooden background is stunning.
I always learn so much from you and it doesn’t matter if you ar making a card or just like now a fabulous art journal page.
Thank you so much for sharing, stay safe and have a wonderful weekend.
I am so much enjoying your art journal pages and can’t wait til the next ones. You are so talented. I am going to create a Christmas art journal. I especially love the tutorial on the background page. Can’t wait to try it. Please keep sharing. 🙂
I really enjoy your videos. This was a beautiful project. Thanks for sharing. If you were painting this picture in blue which blues would you use.
You are my happy place, Vicky! I love your videos. I visit your blog when I am stressed ( that is often!). I could hear you talk all day.
This wooden background in particular is absolutely gorgeous. I am inspired.
Thank you !
Nain ( British Columbia, Canada)
What a gorgeous project! I love, love, love how you made the distressed wood background and I can’t wait to give it a try! Thanks for sharing your amazing talents with us! Happy Holidays!