Tim Holtz Floral Bouquet Card

Hello gorgeous Lulu Art fans!  Today I’m going to show you how to make this super pretty card that uses just one stamp, plus a bunch of beautiful products and techniques to really turn it into something special.   I’ll be combining products from Ranger, Tim Holtz (Stampers Anonymous) and Jane Davenport and I can’t wait to show you how to make this for yourself.

I’ll show you quickly how I coloured the flowers, but what I really want to show you is how to create that yummy vintage toned background!  Start by stamping the large Glorious Bouquet stamp onto XPress-It Blending card using Paris Dusk Memento ink – stamp 2 images – one as the base and one to cut up.

Color Images using Alcohol ink markers I used colors from Jane Davenport.  Keep the coloring simple, the stamp is very busy so you will need to use what’s already there color-wise as a guide and leave lots of white space on the flowers.  I used a very simple beginners technique – layering colours.  Start with the lightest colour all over, then add mid tones and finally your darkest colour just where it’s darkest on the original stamped image.  You can see this in the video below.

 

Now to create that super yummy vintage toned background for the card

This is the step where your card becomes to come together and take on a real old world vintage feel.

Begin by cutting the card background to size and then create a border by adding Archival ink in Pale Ochre over a stencil – just around the edges – using archival ink means this particular colour and design won’t budge!

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Add Antique Linen Distress Oxide ink over all the white areas of the background card using a foam applicator – you can even add this over the smaller flowers (very lightly), then add a little of the Antique Linen Distress Ink (just to darken the colour), once the white space is filled in then use a darker Distress ink (gathered Twigs) to edge the card.

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Add a little colour to the background using Distress Oxides in Seedless Preserves, Peeled Paint, Antique Linen and Shaded Lilac through the splatter stencil – add one colour at a time.

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Spritz the music note stencil with water and then press the wet stencil over your coloured card background, leave for a few seconds.

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Then blot the card with a paper towel to remove the water and reveal the bleached design.

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Next use Jane Davenport Magic Wand pencils to add depth and dimension to your stamped and coloured images by adding color to the white areas and black (or dark blue) to the shadows.  This will help lift some of the designs from the background and make other sections fade to the back.  Use double-sided foam tape to add the cut out flowers and leaves on top of the stamped background.

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Finish the card by mounting onto coordinating colours of backing card, add mini beads and a little glitter (stickles or Finnabair) and add an embossed chipboard word.  When the stamped design is this busy it’s best to keep the embellishments simple.IMG_4550

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SUPPLIES

All from Lulu Art of course!

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Believe – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

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Wow! April is almost here… 2019 is flying by! Makes the time that I spend creating all the more precious.

I had super fun this month, really enjoying the end results of my page.

I started with Dina Wakley Media – wallpaper – stencil in fuschia on a tangerine background. I then collaged a fab napkin that I had found with gold foil spots.

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Next, I had a play with some texture paste flowers through an Art by Marlene stencil by The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW691 – Songful Flowers

Once I had those done… the Christine Adolph flower stamps by Prima just took over!

PR-364406-2Hope you enjoy how my page turned out as much as I did.

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post

Enjoy watching!

Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic paint
tangerine, fuschia, turquoise & blackberry
 – stencil – wallpaper
The Crafter’s Workshop – TCW691 – Songful Flowers – designed by Art by Marlene
Prima Rubber Stamps – Christine Adolph – Daisy Trio & Joyful Garden
Studio Light & Art by Marlene – ‘bold & bright’ watercolor set
Kuretake Gabsai Tambi calligraphy paint – Starry colours
Lyra 3-in-1 oil pastel- turquoise
napkin with gold foil spots
gold leaf would also be fine
Ranger Archival ink pads in lilac & black
Tim Holtz – small talk stickers
black fineliner

Three Techniques with Dye-na Flow for Cardmakers

Hi gorgeous people, today I’m going to be making some fast fun cards with Dye-na flow inks from Lulu Art!   Now Dye-na flow is not something I’ve used a lot so I’m going to have a play with 3 different techniques to create three different but equally beautiful cards.

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Begin by prepping your watercolour card – cut it to size and add some clear embossed images to 2 card pieces.

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Spray water over watercolour cardstock and drip on a rainbow of Dye-na flow, begin with one drop of each colour and only add more if needed.  Splatter with gold Gansai Tambi paint and leave to dry

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Painting

Add Dye-na flow to a paint palette and use a dry brush to add to dry watercolour paper, previously embossed.  This gives a quite varied and tonal effect and looks really pretty.  I used a single colour – Periwinkle.

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Pressing

Add a rainbow of Dye-na flow drops to a non-stick craft mat – I added the colours in the order of the rainbow so I didn’t make a muddy mess.  Then spritz lightly with water and press dry watercolour card (previously embossed) into the colour pool.  Press down with fingers to make sure all of the card has contacted the surface and then gently peel up and allow to dry.

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Now it’s time to finish the cards!

Begin by adding embossing powder to chipboard elements – I used Obviously Black and Caesar’s Gold.

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Add stamping to some of the card backgrounds.

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Wrap each background in gold twine.

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Add stickers or glitter.

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Mount card fronts onto coordinating backing card and adhere embellishments and we are finished!

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And of course, so you can watch and play-a-long I’ve filmed a process video for you, focussed on how to make those yummy Dye-na flow backgrounds!

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I hope you’ve enjoyed these 3 simple ideas for using Dye-na Flow for your cards oxox

Kate

Announcing 21 Secrets – Face Time

21 Secrets! Early bird sale.

Want to learn to paint and draw faces in a variety of styles?

I’m so excited to announce that I am a teacher at 21 Secrets – Face Time edition. If you love to paint or draw faces, then this is the course for you. Come learn from me and 20 (yes, that’s right) 20 other artists, including 21 Secrets creator and artist Connie Solera, from Dirty Footprints Studio.

Early Bird Sale is on now until the 1st March. (2nd March AEST) Sign up early to save yourself some $$$$. Click here to view more details

 

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What is 21 Secrets?

21 SECRETS is a self-guided, online art-journaling and mixed-media workshop that is distributed as a downloadable eBook containing 150+ pages of video, full-colour photos, templates, and clear written instruction to inspire and deepen one’s approach to art journaling.

21 SECRETS Face Time will feature twenty one art instructors who have unlocked the mysteries behind creating beautifully-expressive faces. You will learn traditional basics alongside sometimes-unorthodox techniques for completing faces in your art journal work, even if you’ve been intimidated by drawing a face in the past.

I do hope I see you there.

Happy Creating,

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Just Delightful – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

So lovely to be back here at Lulu Art for 2019… !!

Back into my journal again… and you know I love to splash the paint around in there!
So… considering that I will be working closely with the “Art by Marlene” brand this year and Lulu Art stocks such a wide range of her lovely products, I thought I would grab one of her stencils, and a couple of Studio Light stamps in her range and see where we end up.

First I scribbled on some Liquitex black gesso (a staple for me) and then went at it with this gorgeous TCW (The Crafter’s Workshop) stencil TCW811 – floral statement

TCW-487707-2TUsing Dina Wakley heavy body acrylics in cheddar, eggplant, fuschia and turquosie I set to working up a background.

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Then with these two stamps, I created this little story.

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Enjoy watching the video!

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post
Enjoy!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
The Crafters Workshop – TCW811 – floral statement
Studio Light – Art by Marlene
– leaves background stamp – stampbm10
– heart stamp – stampbm22
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic
             – fushcia, turquoise, eggplant, cheddar & night
Liquitex – Matte Medium
– Black gesso
Ranger – Archival Ink pad (black)
– Tim Holtz – Big Chat- sentiment stickers
White Sharpie – medium
Prismacolor Pencils – various colours
posca paint markers

No Stress Art Journaling – Roses

Hello there fabulous Lulu Art fans and happy 2019!  Today I’m going to grab some beautiful paints, a stamp and stencil and of course my signature sparkles, and show you how to create this bright and bold art journal page!  It’s pretty, filled with simple techniques and really packs a punch of colour!

Now as with most things it’s easier to show to the process for this page rather than tell you about it – so I’ve made a short video to walk you through it all step by step.

Step 1

Cut 7 Dots Studio background paper to size (Homegrown) and then stamping with a Handwritten Text Stamp from Tim Holtz and Sandy Toes Squid Ink, then use Black Soot Distress Ink to add stripes with Shifter Stripe Stencil.

Step 2

Add tiny bits of paint to the background using a paint scraper, I used Jane Davenport Acrylics and Dina Wakley’s Magenta and Turquoise.

Step 3

Use Magenta and Dark Blue Paint with a flat brush to create the flower bases.  Add a second layer of Magenta to hide the background.

Step 4

Add a base layer of lime green to create the leaves and mix in a little of the blue paint to get a variety of green shades – it makes the leaves look more interesting.  Then use blue paint and a wet brush to edge the floral pattern.

Step 5

Splatter Distress Ink with water then blot with paper towel and begin to add the details.  Begin by adding extra detail to the flowers, using a flat brush add pink to one side of brush and white to the other side and paint the petals.  Then make that page shimmer by using the Starry Colors set from Gansai Tambi – add Starry GOLD and magenta and silver Metallic Mermaid Markers!  Just watch the page begin to shimmer!  Flick the background with Starry Gold and also add this to the flowers.

Step 6

Cover the smile sticker with white paint, then add the sticker to the page and add more white paint (so it really pops) then cover with Nuvo Glitter Drops and add a few white Higgins Drawing Ink paint drips to break up the background.

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Also, embellish flower with Nuvo Glitter Drops.

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Add doodling and outlines to the flowers and leaves with Paint Markers.

And the Make you SMILE style page is finished!  I hope it makes YOU smile 🙂

 

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So grab a few of these yummy products from your favourite Mixed Media store (Lulu Art of course) and get crafty!

oxoxo

Kate

Perfect Attitude – Mixed Media Art Journal Page

Hello again, sweet Lulu Art peeps!

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It has been hectic in our household this last few weeks with the wrap up of the school year. My girls finish school tomorrow though! (Cheering… can’t wait for the holidays!!).

So I grabbed a few moments to unwind this weekend and put together this page with a few supplies I picked up at Lulu Art.

I never really know where I am heading when I start out on an art journey. I just begin with a bundle of goodies and one of the many Dylusions journals. I try to slap some paint down pretty quickly so I don’t get any chances to overthink what I am doing. I choose whichever colour speaks to me on the day. The Dina Wakley ~ Fuschia has been calling my name a lot lately!

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With this page, I rough stencilled over with lime green using the ‘Blooming Garden’ stencil by TCW. I can see that this will be one of my favourites for a while… all those pretty flowers just make a lovely background. I next painted with my sponge through the stencil to highlight each of the stencils features.

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Washi was next… anyone else is addicted to washi? I have so many of these little rolls of goodness and take any opportunity to get them out. This pink dot on green roll is from the #4 Dina Wakley washi set and it didn’t disappoint!
(The #3 set is equally as great… #justsayin !!)

So once I could see two big round flowers, the page took on a life of its own… you can check out the finished page and the process video below.

Enjoy watching !

Full list of supplies used follows the blog post

Have Fun!!
Dani x

If you have any questions or would love to connect… come find me:

Blog – https://danichoate.wordpress.com
Instagram – https://www.instagram.com/pygletwhispers
Youtube – https://www.youtube.com/DaniChoate
Facebook – http://facebook.com/pygletwhispers
Society6 – https://society6.com/pygletwhispers
Pinterest – https://au.pinterest.com/pygletwhispers

SUPPLIES LIST:
Dina Wakley Media – heavy body acrylic
– fushcia… and the rest 🙂
Dina Wakley Media – #4 washi set
Dina Wakley Media – wallpaper stencil (brief appearance)
Dylusions A5 journal
Liquitex – black & white gesso
The Crafters Workshop – TCW stencil BLOOMING GARDEN – TCW810s – 6×6″stencil
Ceramcoat – Santa’s flesh acrylic paint
Dye-na-flow – permanent inks
Pentel water brush – fine
White Sharpie
Prismacolor Pencils – various colours
Ranger – Tim Holtz – Big Chat- sentiment stickers