Tutorial: Using the Savannah Scrapbook Kit with Anna-Maria Wolniak

Today, I present you my project made with the Savannah scrapbook main and add-ons. Lately, I am in love with simple and rather clear designs, but this time I decided to prepare something that many of you love most - a mixed media project. I hope you will enjoy this short step by step tutorial. I prepared a few patterned papers from the main Savannah kit, I printed February's printables Tybee Island, added two square photos to my son and our new dog , Jadzia, plus gesso and watercolor media.

First, I combined patterned papers and journaling cards together. I created multiple layers and united them all on a white background paper.

I stuck all these scraps and started to cover them here and there using white gesso. Usually, I use an old credit card or a palette knife to spread the gesso, but this time I used a brush because I wanted a thinner layer of this medium.

I decided to move these amazing orange/salmon/navy colour from the journaling card to the background. When the gesso base was dry, I covered a few places using peerless watercolor papers and Neocolors II crayons mixed with water.

I spread these shades on a pink patterned paper. I know these are warm colours, and my photos are full of snow, but I really like this contrast here. I think it's cool :)

When the whole painting was dry I started playing with Savannah stamps (my fav!)

I cut my title from the Crate Paper from the scrapbook add-on.

The embellishments are cut from the printable cards, they are mixed with Crate Paper chipboards, tangled orange thread and wood veneer hearts.

If you have any questions please write them in the comments under this post. I will try to answer them as soon as possible!

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  1. Brinkleyboy says…

    Just love how this looks! Do you have a vision in mind when you start or do you have an idea and just play around with it until it ends up like this? I never would envision this end product with those supplies. Just beautiful.

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  2. aniamaria says…

    @Brinkleyboy definitely I just have an idea and the final effect is combined with playing with medium, layers, simmilar shades... As I wrote at the begining I am usually inspired by something and this is my starting point. Next I am choosing supplies in the color palette I chose at the first step. In this work at the begining I knew that I want to use these poctures and combine them with this amazing orange/navy jorunaling card from the Tybee Island addon.

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  3. RobertaG says…

    I love how the crayon colors show against the snow pics. Glad I just order a couple of those crayons to play with. This one is going in my inspiration book ;-)

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  4. sandi says…

    Fabulous lo!

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