Bound – an art journal page by Riikka Kovasin

Hello there! It’s Riikka here today sharing an art journal page with you! As usual, I recorded a little video of my process. So, if you like to see how I made the page, please read on and see the video further down the post.

I normally journal about happy things and tend to keep my other projects happy as well. But sometimes I need to vent out so to say and do something different. While this project started with lovely vintage tea tones that I adore, I added something gruesome to it along the way with the form of the text stickers and twine. But it also has a wonderful saying in there – “Open your heart”.

I didn’t use very heavy mixed media in this page but added some touches of medium. I started by stamping and inking through a stencil. I also added some embossing powder to the page. All of those are in neutral tones – black ink for stamping, brown ink for stenciling and sandy brown embossing powder with a beautiful shine.

Thank you for stopping by today! Wishing you all a better day!


Xoxo Riikka

7 Dots Studio supplies:


Products List:
Air Mail – Scripted
Air Mail – Pad 6×6
Garden Party – Clear Stamps
Yuletide – Elk Head Mask
Air Mail – Word Stickers 6×12
Air Mail – Element Stickers 6×12
Northern Lights – Element Stickers 6×12
Homegrown – Clear Stamps