Christmas Preview- Day 5 at Nani Ke Ola

Christmas Preview – Day 5

Happy December everyone. I am back with another project to help get you in the Christmas spirit. I really wanted to go outside my usual craft style and give art journaling a try. I purchased a journal a few months ago and this is my first finished spread.

For this double page entry, I colored the background with some ink spray I made by mixing Lindy’s Stamp Gang- Bonjour Butter Magical with water into a spray bottle. I also took the same magical and mixed it into some thinned out white acrylic paint making a slightly darker shade than the spray, this was easy because you can choose how much powder you need to achieve the color you are looking for. I used  2 stencils from 7 Dots Studio’s and sponged the paint onto the background.

I made the center tree by layering Red Stitches and Christmas Cross Stitch washi tapes from Make and Bake. The trunk is Holiday Snow Flake washi also from Make and Bake.

I stamped some images across the bottom as well as the top to make the ornaments. I colored the ornaments using C’est La Vie Cerise magical in watercolor fashion.

The border was colored in with copic markers and a PITT pen from Fabercastel. The title is from Pretty Little Studio’s “Holiday Words“.

I showed this layout to a friend and she told me that “Art journaling is so personal…” I have to agree. This project has lit a fire in me and has given me another creative outlet.

Thank you for looking and I hope this has inspired you to step outside your comfort zone and embrace the holiday season.


Product list:

C’est La Vie Cerise Magical- Lindy’s Stamp Gang

Washi Tapes- Make and Bake

Bonjour Butter Magical- Lindy’s Stamp Gang

Soulmates stencil-7 Dots Studios 

Destination Unknown stencil- 7 Dots Studios

Holiday Words- Pretty Little Studios

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