Colour Me Positive – Week 38

Welcome to Week 38.

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Of course this quote is saying that no matter how the past has treated you, you still matter and have value.

Do you remember when you were younger, when a broken crayon may have been a disaster and was thrown out? This used to be me. These days though, every crayon has various ways to be utilised, no matter how many pieces it is broken into.

You should see my Caran D’Arch Neocolor II Crayons. When I get a new colour the first thing I do is break them in half. Why?

Firstly it’s so I can have half in my studio and put half in my travel pencil case, which I keep in my handbag.

Secondly, it encourages you to use it, as apposed to not wanting to waist it. How many supplies have you not used or not used much, as you don’t want it to run out or it’s too good to use?

There are so many ways to use a crayon. Just look at the ‘melting crayons’ art fad. Sometimes you just have to think outside of the box.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week and still keeping in the spirit of Inktober, try doing as much of your work in ink. Then use Neocolor II water-soluble crayons to add colour. (why not used regular crayons if you don’t have Neolcolors?) Best of luck.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 38 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a choice between a surprise collage pack from Lulu Art Store or FREE place in my on line course, Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit www.kyliefowler.com

I will draw a random name on Friday 27th October from those who have uploaded into the Week 38 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

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Nikita Stackhouse

Week 36 Art Journal Winner is:

Today’s lucky winner is Nakita Stackhouse. Congratulations Nakita.

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Have you entered the GIVEAWAY?

Entries close next Monday 23rd October. Don’t miss out.

To enter CLICK HERE.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

The Latest Arrivals

 

 

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Creative Colour Chart using Jane Davenport’s Bright Set

Looking for ways to create cool color charts?  Then have a look at this idea using supplies from Lulu Art of course!
Colour charts – I love to make them but often seem to fall into the trap of having them be purely for ‘utility reasons’ – I can be a little too practical on occasion.  So I’ve been looking at ways to make them more exciting and interesting while still retaining their original purpose – to show off the colours in each set. While searching on the net I started seeing these amazing watercolour skylines that are practically ready-made colour chart ideas!  I knew I needed to try something like this with one of my watercolour sets and what better than the Jane Davenport Brights Set, available from Lulu Art of course!

So I’ve sketched an imaginary city into my art journal (the skyline is a mish-mash of different skyline elements from all over the world) and added some text which I’ve protected using Holbein masking liquid.

Now time to have a little fun, just by eye (though you can use a pencil if you like) split your image into the number of colours you have in your set.  Add your colours to the image one at a time, mixing one colour with the colour next to it (just a little where the colours meet) as you go.  Try to work fast as these can dry fairly quickly.

Add water or salt to create patterns and variation, though you will get the best results with this on watercolour paper (which isn’t what I’ve used).

Then let the colours drip down the page – you can encourage this with a little water if you like and then drop in some of the Gold Gansai Tambi Starry Colours paint into your puddles and leave this to dry.  Add a few splashes or splatters of colour over the page both over the image and around it (you get some amazing things happening as the splatters hit the wet paint) and leave the entire piece to dry.

Add a little doodling to highlight some of the amazing patterns and then remove the masking liquid.

Write the names of each colour onto your page – it is a colour chart after all!

Not only do you end up with an amazing colour chart but also a fun and funky journal page.

I’ve made a quick video to show you set by step how this colour chart came together.

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I hope you have as much fun with this idea as I did 🙂

Kate

Colour Me Positive – Week 37

Welcome to Week 37.

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This is such a great analogy. Life is like a camera. It’s about having a go, treasuring the good moments, learning from your mistakes and trying again, if things don’t work out.

Life is certainly filled with many ups and downs, but that’s what makes life interesting, as well as often leading to inspiration for our artwork.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week and still keeping in the spirit of Inktober, try doing as much of your work in ball point pen only. Try staying with a main colour, adding a hint of another in focal points. Best of luck.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 37 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a choice between a surprise collage pack from Lulu Art Store or FREE place in my on line course, Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit www.kyliefowler.com

I will draw a random name on Friday 17th October (AEST) from those who have uploaded into the Week 37 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

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Cheryl Ogilvy

Week 35 Art Journal Winner is:

Today’s lucky winner is Cheryl Ogilvy. Congratulations. Beautiful Cheryl. I really love the grungy background.

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Have you entered the GIVEAWAY?

I am giving away a set of The Fowler Face Stencils which I designed for Artistcellar . To enter CLICK HERE.

If you want to get your now, the shelves are stocked and you can get yours HERE

 

My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

The Latest Arrivals

Dylusions Dy-cuts & Tape Sheets

 

Dylusions Stamp & Stencil Sets

 

Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Warren Creations – Express Yourself

Hey guys, Jesse here from warrencreations with another Lulu Art Project.  I am so excited as It is my time again to share with you my tutorial which takes you through my process for creating the the image below.

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This lesson for me was all about learning to let go and be free. Do what makes you happy, learn to let got and be yourself. Focus on the moments that make you happy and forget the ones that dont. No one can make you feel anything less then the beautiful person that you are.

I have become quite addicted to colour lately.  The delicious pots of colour from the dylusions range are just the best.

 

I have been sticking to my word and have been using my journals and I am really loving

 

ENJOY MY RABBITS, NOW LETS GET CREATING 🙂

 

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 Supply List

Dylusions Journal 9×11
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/2058.htm

Dylusions Paint
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/2044.htm
Lemon Zest
Squeezed Orange
Bubblegum Pink
Crushed Grape
Fresh Lime
Cut Grass
Campso Teal
London Blue
White Linen

Dylusions Spray Ink
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1863.htm
Black Marble

Stencils
Kaisercraft 12×12 Stencil Flora Quarters
https://www.kaisercraft.com.au/newsite/products.php?prod=T620

Dylusions 9×12 Stencil Dotted Flowers
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1867.htm

Paint Markers
Montana Black
https://www.montana-cans.com/en/marker-und-inks/acrylic-marker/

Stamps
Unity Wild Poppy
https://www.unitystampco.com/

Matte Medium
Liquitex Matte Medium
http://www.luluart.com.au/category-s/1922.htm

Make up Wedges
Paint Applicator Botttle

Thanks for watching! Please be sure to the  visit Lulu Art Store for the best art supplies around and please come see myself for many more of my creative journeys.

Jesse EDIT DT

Colour Me Positive – Week 36

Welcome to Week 36.

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I’m sure you know people who are blessings to you and in your life, but have you every thought about those people that didn’t stick around for long and wonder what lesson/s you learnt from their presence in your life?

Even those who we don’t connect with very well, or those whose presence in your life is very short, can teach you lessons. Maybe they are lessons about yourself or others or life in general.

Some lessons my be small at first glance, but could have an enormous impact on your life. Look for these lessons, even in the most undesirable or unpleasant connections.

Extra Challenge:

For an extra challenge this week and in the spirit of Inktober, try doing as much of your work in ink. This could be a ball point pen, a fountain pen, a brush dipped in ink, whatever you can imagine. Get creative. Best of luck.

For those of you who would like daily or alternative prompts, I have prepared a Daily Journal Prompt List. You can find it in the Facebook Group under Files.

Wanting to know more about Colour Me Positive Challenge visit, The Introduction Post.

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Week 36 Challenge Prize: 

This week’s prize is a choice between a surprise collage pack from Lulu Art Store or FREE place in my on line course, Journal Playground.  To find out more about this course, visit www.kyliefowler.com

I will draw a random name on Friday 13th October from those who have uploaded into the Week 36 folder by that date. So you have two weeks to complete the challenge.

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Entry is open to everyone who participates, no matter where in the world you are. It’s not a game of skill,  you won’t be judged on your artwork. It will be a random draw.

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Corrine Holden

Week 34 Art Journal Winner is:

Today’s lucky winner is Corrine Holden. Congratulations. Lovely work Corrine.

To get these posts emailed to you every week sign up below. You’ll never miss a week again. 

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Have you entered the GIVEAWAY?

I have designed some face stencils for Artistcellar and they will be available very soon. In the meantime, I am giving away a set of these stencils.

To enter CLICK HERE.

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My Design team have been hard at work preparing content for you to enjoy. New tutorials are up each week. Click the link below to view their latest free mixed media tutorials and interviews.

Artist Interviews & Free Mixed Media Tutorials

Many items are arriving regularly at Lulu Art Store, but here are a couple of new items below. Visit the store to see more.

The Latest Arrivals

 

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Shopping from outside of Australia.

If you are outside of Australia you can order through Lulu Art store. Once you place an order I will calculate the cheapest possible shipping rate for you. You are under no obligation to complete your order, if postage cost is undesirable.

Please PM or email me at admin@luluart.com.au if you have an urgent question.

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Kylie’s Face Stencils….Giveaway..Yay!!

I’ve been working on creating some face stencils for Lisa over at Artistcellar. I’m so happy at how they turned out.

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Lulu Art Design team member Dani Choate has created a mixed media tutorial HERE for you to see one of the stencils being used.

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From left to right they are; PEACE, JOY, SERENITY and HOPE. More of my design team are busy creating beautiful mixed media tutorials using my Fowler Face Stencils. Keep an eye out for those.

I’ve been working in my art journal, playing around with these stencils. I used a Tombow Brush Marker 772-Blush through these stencils to start with.

Here is what I created with stencil HOPE.

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and with stencil JOY. Both are works in progress.

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I’m eagerly awaiting for stock to arrive, but in the meantime I’m having a GIVEAWAY.

THE PRIZE

A set of Fowler Face Stencils 4 pck (PEACE, JOY, SERENITY and HOPE)

HOW TO ENTER

All you need to do to enter is comment and let me know what do you find the hardest part of drawing a face/portrait. Entries will be drawn on Monday 23rd October 2017.

 

However, if you can’t wait to find out if you are a winner, and you want to buy some NOW then make sure you get your set(s) here:

For US/ Canada/ South America/UK/ Europe: Artistcellar

For Australia/ New Zealand/  Asia/ Africa:  Lulu Art Store (Please note: my batch is on its way here. Not here yet, but I’ll let you know as soon as they do)

If you would like me to hold you a set/s, email me at admin@luluart.com.au and I’ll put them aside for you when they arrive.

 

Happy Creating,

Hugs,

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Painting Roses with Prima Marketing Tropicals Watercolor Set

 

Hi. I am Theresa, and it’s my turn to show you how I get creative with some of my Lulu Art art supplies.

I bought myself a tin of the Prima Marketing Tropical watercolours recently and I set about trying to learn how to create those lovely loosely painted roses that are popular right now. I bought the Tropicals especially for this purpose because this tin had a nice selection of vibrant colours. As I go through my yellows quicker than any other colour I was happy to note this tin had three yellows in it. And I really like the intensity of the violet which is very useful to make those darker tones instead of using black.Rockside Ruby Prima Tropical swatch

My first attempts were quite clumsy to say the least but perseverance in learning to manipulate the brush strokes and gauging the amount of water that was required to get the effects I was after was worth the investment in time. What I was happy to note is this tin selection had colours that blended together beautifully to give new colour variations without going into muddy and grey tones. Which makes this set a great place to start for a beginner in my opinion.

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So I started to experiment with trying to make some roses, and while most of them were recognisable as roses I hadn’t quite hit that sweet spot where I felt comfortable with how they were made. So it was not without its frustrations. It was in one of those moments of frustration I let go of the expectation I would paint a flower and I decided to just start ‘puddling’ around.  Is was in this phase of my learning that I found inspiration to try a different approach. My swirly puddles of merging colours were to become my base layer to paint the petals over the top of.

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I wanted to make the roses and leaves to be separate units so I could cut them out and use as embellishments on a variety of crafting projects. I have since used the on cards and tags. I’ve decorated paper pennants with them. And wouldn’t they look great scattered over a DIY feminine party table at a wedding, bridal shower or high tea?

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Follow along in the video below to see my process on making these pretty flowers. I’ll also show you how I set up and rearranged my watercolour pans to suit my painting needs. I hope you find this useful. Enjoy.

 

A list of supplies to create these roses are –

Paper choices

http://www.luluart.com.au/Canson-Watercolour-Pad-Cold-Pressed-9-x-12-p/ca-1001.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Prima-Watercolour-Paper-Pad-8-5-x11-20pk-p/pr-5012.htm

Watercolours

http://www.luluart.com.au/Prima-Watercolour-Kit-Tropicals-p/pr-539442.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Kuretake-Gansai-Tambi-Watercolours-6-pkg-Starry-Co-p/ku-1001.htm

Brushes

http://www.luluart.com.au/Pentel-Aquash-Waterbrush-Medium-4mm-p/pe-404265.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Ranger-Artist-Paint-Brush-Set-p/rg-2001.htm

Sealer choices

http://www.luluart.com.au/Dorland-s-Wax-Medium-4oz-p/msc-2009.htm

http://www.luluart.com.au/Tim-Holtz-Distress-MicroGlaze-p/th-436679.htm

 

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