Monday, April 8, 2019

Farm Life art journal spread with video tutorial
Hi everyone,

It's Monday and that means a new Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge! This week it's all about "Down on the Farm".

For this challenge I had a big wooden barn/farm door as my inspiration. But only a door is a bit plain, so I decided I wanted a piece of the farm itself in the project as well, therefor I needed to make an art journal spread. I started with the wooden door. I made it with the Lumber 3D Embossing Folder. And I used 3 different shades of Distress Oxides for this: Ground Espresso, Walnut Stain and Vintage Photo. Sprayed some water of it to oxides the inks.


The walls of this farm were plastered, but over time large pieces have crumbled down and the bricks  became visible. I gave the stucco color with Distress Oxide Pumice Stone and Hickory Smoke and I applied some cracks with an old Crackle stamp along with Hickory Smoke Ozxide. I made the bricks with the Slate stencil and Texture Paste that I colored black with Distress Paint Black Soot. After I applied the Texture Paste, I gave it extra texture so that it looks even more like bricks.


After the Texture Paste was dry, I went over it with Distress Oxide Pumice Stone to make the bricks lighter and to make the texture stand out better. I kept the inside of the farm simple. I tried to draw it in perspective, but I'm not good at it. I'm better with stamping and building up layers of colors and stuff ... LOL!




To join in all you need to do is make a project that fits this weeks challenge and you can be the winner of the $50 gift voucher that our amazing sponsor Simon Says Stamp offers. This prize will go to a random entry. So go over to the Simon Says Stamp Monday Challenge blog, let the DT members inspire you and join in the fun!
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Maura said...

Wonderful spread, Sandra! I love your big barn door, and the feeling of a farm in the country. Maura

Lorraine A said...

Fabulous journal pages Maura :-) I love wooden door with the hidden room and the brick wall with the bright greenery is gorgeous! :-)

hope you have a great week!
Lols x x x

Andrea Ockey Parr said...

This is a lovely piece and I like the way you created a scene. This is a perfect pairing of vintage and rustic outdoorsy-ness! It looks fabulous!

Stephanie said...

Gorgeous journaling, Sandra! I love the layout and how you colored the paper dolls :)

Simon Says Stamp!

Barbara said...

Love evrything about these pages but the door is stunning! brilliant! barbara

Macarena said...

OMG! That was so MUCH work with this pages! Love the way it turned out and how you thought about everything. Great idea to make the movable barn door and I love the walls all around, too. Hugs, Macarena

Zoey | Scrapsaurus said...

Such a gorgeous art journal spread!
p.s. sorry for the late comment but have been w/o internet
Have a great day! xo Zoey