donderdag 20 april 2017

My favourite things... new challenge at 7 Dots Studio

The new challenge is up and running on the blog from 7 Dots Studio.
The theme is: My favourite things.
I made a mixed media piece, with all my favourite art supplies. It is called ‘believe’ and it is made to remind myself to never give up, be myself and stay strong.

 About my favourite art supplies: first of all that is of course the gorgeous paper from 7 Dots Studio.
  I painted  the paper with a layer of clear gesso first, then I added some sparkling paints in the corners of the paper.
I used many different stamps and stencils with black and white gesso. I added layer after layer.
I finished with dry brushing some Finnabair vintage golden wax, this way the frame and the texture on the paper, get a gorgeous golden shimmer. As a last step I glued down the word stickers on the sides when the paper was framed.

 I would like to enter my mixed media piece for the doodle hearts challenge at scrapki-wyzwaniowo
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn 

zaterdag 8 april 2017

Altered heart

Hi everybody,
Today I would like to show you my altered heart.
I found the heart (it's from wood) at a store last week and I immediately had ideas for it.
I started with drawing the heart on 12 x 12 inch paper from Cotton Candy Dreams collection
Then I used hex stencil with white crackle paste on the paper.
I added clear crackle varnish on the sides of the wooden heart, and when it was dry and crackled, I brushed a layer of white gesso over it.
When that layer was also dry, I started spraying with some spray in the colors from the paper. I added as much layers as I wanted and dried it with the heattool. Then I used some opal magic wax on the sides to give it that extra bit of shimmer.
I glued down the paper in the heart, and started building from the center, the stamped text on a piece of paper, layered it up with tags, flowers, die cuts and straws.
 I would like to enter my project for the April 'make it Prima' challenge
Prima Marketing products used:
Finnabair art basics heavy gesso white
Finnabair art extravagance white crackle paste
Finnabair art alchemy wax opal magic royal robes
Finnabair melange art pebbles
Finnabair art alchemy paint Sparks fairy wings
Prima marketing doily die 572785
Several different kind of Prima marketing flowers
Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

zondag 2 april 2017

Exhibit A - King of the Old World

Meet Exhibit A
My patina, rusted flying lion from the old world...

The lion is a metal embellishment from Scrap Unlimited which was patiently waiting for the perfect project...and yes, this is the perfect moment to give the King of the Old World the best presentation he can get...
The Relics & Artifacts rising spirit III wings were also waiting for the perfect moment. I have had them in my hands many times, but everytime I wanted to add it to a project, I felt like I had to wait, and I am glad I did!

I have given the wings a little bit of extra, by adding the little stars with Swarovski Crystals on it, to emphasize them in their beauty and elegance.
I have used the lovely patina and rust effect pastes from Finnabair, and added shine with the new metallique waxes aged brass and rich copper.
Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

zaterdag 1 april 2017

'Dream' black and white layout for MTW

Hi everybody,
The April challenge at More Than Words is up and running!
And we have a spectacular challenge for you.
 This challenge inspired ideas in my mind immediately.
I wanted to use circles from the middle and black spray ink. I bought this gorgeous mask as soon as I saw it as it was exactly what I was looking for.
The picture of the statue angel centered in the middle was part of my idea too. She represents to me a life where anything is possible, and DREAMS can come true. Just follow the journey with an open mind and heart and you will learn so many valuable lessons and life experiences.
My layout is BLACK & WHITE + teal which I chose because it is my favorite. I wanted to give the extra colour a subtle role to emphasize the angel in its beauty and elegance.

Thank you for visiting!
Love, Sanderijn

dinsdag 28 maart 2017

All of me loves all of you...

Hi there sweet followers,
I want to show you my newest layout ‘All of me loves all of you’, made with a special ink technique on watercolour paper for Lindy's Stamp Gang
I made a video too (at the bottom of the page) so you can see this technique.

I started the background by adding Moon Shadow Pegleg Pete Purple onto the paper.  
Then, I added a butterfly stamped image with black gesso.

Next, I added pattern with a stencil and white gesso over it and I started building the page with paper, fabric, gorgeous pieces of chipboard, flowers, wire and more.

I used some cut out butterflies and the title of the page (which is also the center of the page) is a piece of paper.

And here is the video:
Lindy's Stamp gang products used:
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

woensdag 22 maart 2017

Altered notebook cover 'treasure memories'

Hi everybody!
Today I would like to show you my altered notebook cover.
This was a project that has been on my 'wish to make' list for more than a year now!
I finally had an idea, and because I really wanted to use the new waxes from Finnabair for this project, I waited till they arrived this week...
I was inspired to use these colors because of the gorgeous moodboard from the March challenge at Mixed Media & Art . I would like to enter my project for the challenge.
I started with painting the cover with black gesso.
When it was dry, I mixed texture powder with black gesso, so it had more 'body' to use with my Distressed Diamonds Stencil from Dusty Attic.
I painted my chipboard corner pieces also with black gesso, and when they were dry, I added them with 3d gel. I gave the cover here and there a layer of clear crackle varnish and when it was dry and crackled I painted that part of the cover again with black gesso. I did the same with a leaf from chipboard (the fairy queen's hair).

The art pebbles and the chipboard words also got a layer of black gesso.
When all was dry I softly dry brushed the parts with the new waxes. I used opal magic turquiose and metallique white gold. I used some acrylic paints mermaids sparkle too, on some of the art pebbles and the chipboard words.
After all was dry brushed I glued down the sisal, flower, fairy, words and art pebbles with 3d gel.

Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn

woensdag 8 maart 2017


Hi everybody,
Here is my new mixed media layout for my blogpost at 7 Dots Studio and for The Dusty Attic March Moodboard challenge. I would also like to enter my layout for the March challenge at Scrapki-Wyzwaniowo 'Numbers'
I had a long thought about the Dusty Attic moodboard, but I became mostly inspired by the white feathers with the gold on top. So I decided to create a white and soft golden layout, with the gorgeous papers from Writer's Block.
This layout is about what I would love to have for my daughter in live: Dreams.
That she hopefully always will live inspired, shines brightly, stays strong when times get hard, and believes in herself and her dreams...
I painted the filmstrip chipboards with white gesso and sprayed them with Lindy's Stamp Gang Creme Brulee Cream
I used inka gold on the other chipboard pieces, the color old-silver.
On the title I used a little bit of white gesso too, just on the below half of the title, so the word dream really looks so dreamy that way!

7 Dots Studio products used:
Writer's Block Numbers stencil
Cotton Candy Dreams word stickers
Dusty Attic products used:
Thank you for watching!
Love, Sanderijn