Sunday 24 May 2015

Photo Tutorial by Marianne Johansson
{Design Team 'Moment To Shine'}

Hello SATW friends! It's Heather McMahon back with you today to welcome
you to another photo tutorial in our Design Team 'Moment To Shine' series. 

Today we have an amazing art journal page by Design Team 
Marianne Johansson from Norway. Marianne used our current challenge 
HERE as her inspiration.

Marianne is sharing a photo tutorial showing how she made her eye-catching project.

Marianne was inspired by the glamorous shoes, the bling around the 
lady's ankle &, of course, the colour pink!

Here's an update on Marianne:

"Hello everyone! My name is Marianne Johansson & I live in 
Hamar, Norway, with my hubby & 2 teenage daughters. 

I started scrapbooking in 2005, documenting my daughters' lives 
through photographs & layouts. I later began experimenting with art 
journaling & mixed media projects. My happiest times in my craft 
room are when I can play with art journals just for fun. 
I love it when my fingers are coated with ink & paint! 

You can find my blog here , Instagram here & my Facebook page here"


1. To create the background, first gesso the page then add a coat of 
gel medium. Mix watercolour paint with water on a craft sheet.

2. Paint randomly onto the art journal page with a brush, letting the colour
run in places. Go over some areas a second time.

3.  Find some interesting images from magazines. Look for images 
that suit your theme like the glamorous ones I used.

4.. You may need more than 1 cutting tool to fussy-cut your images. I used scissors 
for the large photo & a craft knife for the rings. Make sure you use a
 good cutting mat to protect your work surface when using a craft knife.

5. Add some gesso through a stencil & some splatters with 
the watercolour mixed with water.

6. Use gel medium to glue 2 of the rings on her eyes. I love 
making funny statements on my pages!

7. When everything is dry, use a black pen to add details & journaling. 

Add some bling & stamp some stars & your page is finished!

The gel medium dries to a clear, textural finish.

A little doodling creates extra interest on the background.

Search sites like Pinterest for suitable quotes.

These are the products Marianne used: 

Supplies list:

Art Journal - 

 Watercolour Paint - Golden QoR
Gesso - Art Anthology
Gel Medium - Amsterdam

Stencil - Prima
Scissors & Star Stamp - Tim Holtz
Comfort Craft Knife - Ingvild Bolme, Prima
Black Pen - Pigma micron
Bling - Doodlebug Design
Spatula, brush & water

Please leave a comment for Marianne if you enjoyed her tutorial
& remember every comment you leave puts you in the running
to win our $50 FOLLOWERS' PRIZE from The Dusty Attic!

Remember - there are only 7 days left to enter this month's challenge!
To be in with a chance to win 1 of our 11 amazing prizes you'll need to be quick!

You can find the challenge details HERE.

Complied & posted by Heather McMahon


SD pooja said...

Fab glam page and lovely tutorial !!Thank you

Unknown said...

Thank you to share how you made your stunning LO

Diana said...

I love it!!!!

Wilma Voermans said...

Collages journals like this are my favorites . So fun to do! great page Marianne!

Athanasia said...

Wow Marianne, your project is AMAZING! I really enjoyed the process! Thank you for sharing :)

Nicole Doiron said...

Awesome tutorial! Love that you cut out your images from magazines!!!

Katia said...

amazing pages, and the tutorial looks so easy, thanks for sharing!

Unknown said...

Think pink and shiny things and you have one gorgeous layout! Awesome job!

Unknown said...

So girlie and fun Marianne. Thanks bunches for the photo tutorial. j.

langeatheart said...

Great job with this Marianne! Thanks for sharing! All the best!

Jaya Raghuvanshi said...

Loved it ..totally! Thank you for the tutorial Marianne :) Fabulous work!

Heike`sAugenBlick said...

I like the tutorial...fantastic work!!

Kris Berc said...

Thanks for the tutorial! LOVE that pink!

Isabelle, said...

Merci pour ce tutoriel, je vais m'en servir. Très belle page!!

Heather McMahon said...

What a fabulous tutorial and wonderful page Marianne! Thanks for sharing!

Marianne/skorpionen said...

Thank you all for your sweet comments on my art journal in pink!

Kathy Bradley said...

Wow, Marianne, what a beautiful page - and I really liked your step-by-step tutorial.

Di Garling said...

FABULOUS tutorial Marianne. So lovely to see your creative process. TFS.

Sathya said...

Fabulous...Thanks for the tute!

Tiphanie B. said...

Fabulous work !! I love the tutorial and your project xx

Fiona Paltridge Designs said...

Oh WOW! this is amazing!! ♥♥♥

dstandard said...

Delightful page - love it!

Edith @ Cloutiere said...

wow really cool! :)

Deena said...

So creative, love how you used the rings to look like glasses, thank you for sharing with us

It's not a story, it"s my life! said...

wow! what a different take on the board!

YuliaM said...

Very glamourous LO! Thanks for sharing your ideas!

Unknown said...

trop fun ta page! bravo!

Unknown said...

trop fun ta page! bravo!

Ella Swan said...

Great page & tut Marianne - thank you!!